The MCSA 70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016 Course and exam is designed for those who want to prove their knowledge and skills in the core and advanced networking technologies that are used in Windows Server 2016.

The course focuses on the identity functionality in Windows Server 2016. It covers the installation and configuration of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), in addition to Group Policy implementation for non-Nano Server environments. It also covers functionality such as Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), and Web Application proxy implementations.

This MCSA 70-742 course focuses on the identity functionality in Windows Server 2016. It covers the installation and configuration of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), in addition to Group Policy implementation for non-Nano Server environments. It also covers functionality such as Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), Active Directory Federations Services (AD FS), and Web Application proxy implementations.

About Microsoft MCSA and MCSE Certification

Microsoft have MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) and MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) Certification paths for many technical job roles. Each of these consists of passing a series of exams to earn the certification title.

The MCSA Windows Server 2016 consists of the following exams:

  • 70-740 - Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
  • 70-741 - Networking with Windows Server 2016
  • 70-742 - Identity with Windows Server 2016

Elearning Portal:

Course ScreenshotThis course is delivered through our online course portal and will give students 12 months access to their materials. The course includes interactive activities that to keep the student engaged and includes Flashcards, Exercises and Quizzes related to each chapter to confirm your understanding of the subject. When returning to your studies you to return to the last point or to the furthest point you have read.

Free Trial: We recommend that students register for and access a free trial of this course prior to enrolment. As this is a digital edition of the course, refunds cannot be issued once the access code has been issued. The free trial will give you access to the first lesson of the course materials.

The 70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016 Online Course includes the following contents:

Pre-assessment:

Pre-Assessment lets you identify the areas for improvement before you start your prep. It determines what students know about a topic before it is taught and identifies areas for improvement with question assessment before beginning the course.

Chapter & Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction

This lesson covers the following subjects: The Microsoft Certification Program; Who Should Do This Course?; What's Inside?; What's Included with the Course; Recommended Setup; Certification; and Objectives Maps.

  • Lesson 2: Installing Active Directory

This lesson covers the following subjects: Verifying the File System; Verifying Network Connectivity; Understanding Domain and Forest Functionality; Planning the Domain Structure; Installing Active Directory; Verifying Active Directory Installation; Creating and Configuring Application Data Partitions; Configuring DNS Integration with Active Directory; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 3: Administer Active Directory

This lesson covers the following subjects: Active Directory Overview; An Overview of OUs; Planning the OU Structure; Creating OUs; Managing OUs; Troubleshooting OUs; Creating and Managing Active Directory Objects; Using Group Policy for Security; Publishing Active Directory Objects; Using the Command Prompt for Active Directory Configuration; PowerShell for Active Directory; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 4: Maintaining Active Directory

This lesson covers the following subjects: Overview of Network Planning; Overview of Active Directory Replication and Sites; Implementing Sites and Subnets; Configuring Replication; Monitoring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication; Reasons for Creating Multiple Domains; Creating Domain Trees and Forests; Demoting a Domain Controller; Managing Multiple Domains; Maintain Active Directory; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 5: Implementing GPOs

This lesson covers the following subjects: Introducing Group Policy; Planning a Group Policy Strategy; Implementing Group Policy; Managing Group Policy; Deploying Software Through a GPO; Implementing Software Deployment; Configuring Software Deployment Settings; Troubleshooting Group Policies; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 6: Understanding Certificates

This lesson covers the following subjects: Features of Windows Server 2016 Certificate Services; PowerShell for AD CS; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 7: Configure Access and Information Protection Solutions

This lesson covers the following subjects: Implement Active Directory Federation Services; Workplace Join; Active Directory Rights Management Services; Configuring a Web Application Proxy; PowerShell Commands; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

Practice Exams:

Prepare for your exam with 70 pre-assessment questions, 2 full length tests and 60 post-assessment questions. Practice tests comes with learn, test and review modes. In learn mode, learners will attempt a question and will get immediate feedback as they move on to the next question. In test mode, learners can take a timed test simulating the actual exam conditions. In review mode, learners can read through one item at a time without attempting it.

Post Assessment:

Post-Assessments are given to students and often used in conjunction with a Pre-Assessment to measure their achievement and the effectiveness of the exam.

Additional MeasureUp Exam Preparation Software:

Official MeasureUp practice test software is included with our course materials which gives students 365 days access to over 400 Questions and Robust Explanations. MeasureUp offer quality test content so that you will be prepared for your exams. All objectives of the exam are covered in depth so students are ready for any question. The practice tests are written by industry experts in this subject area.

Please Note: The MeasureUp practice exam requires the use of Chrome as your browser in order to study with the simulation type questions and is not compatible with mobile devices.

Performance Labs & Videos: Optional (Available for an additional £90.00) - 12 Month License

Online performance labs and videos can be purchased for £90.00 as an additional item when ordering from our website.

The labs are used to supplement training and simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments. There are 59 Performance Based Labs. You can find a full list of Lab tasks here.

Live Lab Features:

  • Provide hands-on experience in a safe, online environment
  • Labs simulate real world, hardware, software & CLI environment
  • Flexible and inexpensive alternative to physical Labs
  • Comes with well-organized component library for every task
  • Explanations and remediation available

Prerequisites:

Candidates should be familiar implementing and managing Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), Active Directory Federations Services (AD FS), Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS), and Web Application proxy.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time and have 12 months access to the course materials. This home study course is designed as a self-study course, but email support is available for the 12 month period. As the course is self-study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.

Assessment:

Assessment is in the form of the Microsoft 70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016 Examination. The examination has 40-60 questions over a 120 minute period. The questions are Single choice, multiple choice, drag-and-drop, active screen, build list, case studies, and short answer formats.

The Exams are graded on a scale of 100 â€" 1000, and all technical exams are scaled such that the passing score is 700.

MCSA Windows Server 2016Qualification:

On completion of the MCSA 70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016 course, you can apply for the 70-742 exam.

Examinations must be sat at a registered Pearson VUE testing centre and are currently £113.00 + VAT. You can find or register for your nearest exam centres by selecting the Test Takers option from the Pearson Vue Website.

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