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MCSA Windows Server 2016 Study Guide: Exam 70-742

ISBN : 9781616910006

Prepare for the Microsoft 70-742 exam with the MCSA Windows Server 2016 course and lab. The lab provides a hands-on learning experience in a safe, online environment. The MCSA 70-742 course and lab contain interactive learning resources and completely covers the Microsoft 70-742 exam objectives. The course and lab teach you how to install, administer, and maintain Active Directory; implement GPOs, understand certificates, configure access and information protection solutions; and more.

The Microsoft 70-742 exam focuses on the identity functions 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 functions such as Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), and Web Application proxy implementations.

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What is the exam registration fee? USD 165
Where do I take the exam? Pearson VUE
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 120 minutes
What is the passing score? 700
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  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait at least 24 hours before resitting the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait at least 14 days before retaking the exam for the third time. Same applies with fourth and fifth exam retakes.
  • A candidate may not take a given exam any more than five times per 12 months. This 12-month period starts the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam retake. To take a given exam more than five times per year, a candidate must submit a request and obtain prior permission from Microsoft.
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What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Server Administrator
  • Technical Consultant
  • System Administrator
  • The Microsoft Certification Program
  • Who Should Read This Book?
  • What’s Inside?
  • What’s Included with the Book?
  • Recommended Home Lab Setup
  • Certification Objectives Maps
  • 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
  • Exam Essentials
  • 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
  • Exam Essentials
  • 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
  • Exam Essentials
  • 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
  • Exam Essentials
  • Features of Windows Server 2016 Certificate Services
  • PowerShell for AD CS
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Implement Active Directory Federation Services
  • Workplace Join
  • Active Directory Rights Management Services
  • Configuring a Web Application Proxy
  • PowerShell Commands
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Video Tutorials

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Promoting a Domain Controller
  • Installing AD DS on Server Core Using PowerShell
  • Creating a RODC Server
  • Viewing the Active Directory Event Log
  • Joining a Computer to an Active Directory Domain
  • Installing the DFS Namespace Service
  • Creating an Organizational Unit (OU) Structure
  • Modifying an Organizational Unit (OU) Structure
  • Using the Delegation of Control Wizard
  • Delegating Custom Tasks
  • Creating Active Directory Objects
  • Creating a User Template
  • Managing Object Properties
  • Moving Active Directory Objects
  • Resetting an Existing Computer Account
  • Applying Security Policies by Using Group Policy
  • Enabling Fine-Grained Password Policy
  • Adding a Printer
  • Creating and Publishing a Shared Folder
  • Finding Objects in Active Directory
  • Creating a PSO Using the Active Directory Administrative Center
  • Creating Sites
  • Creating Subnets
  • Creating Site Links and Site Link Bridges
  • Moving Server Objects Between Sites
  • Configuring DHCP Filtering
  • Installing the Remote Access Role
  • Configuring User Class Options
  • Adding a UPN Suffix
  • Managing GC Servers
  • Managing Universal Group Membership Caching
  • Configuring the NFS Data Store
  • Creating a Group Policy Object Using Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)
  • Configuring BranchCache Firewall Exceptions
  • Enabling the Auditing of Active Directory Objects
  • Restricting a User Profile for Dial-In Access
  • Enabling DHCP Name Protection
  • Delegating Administrative Control of Group Policy
  • Configuring Automatic Certificate Enrollment in Group Policy
  • Generating and Viewing Audit Logs
  • Configuring Role-based Access Control
  • Installing AD CS Through Server Manager
  • Configuring the Audit Object Access Policy
  • Backing Up the Certificate Authority Server
  • Removing the Database Files
  • Enabling DHCP-DNS Integration
  • Installing the DHCP Service
  • Creating DNS RRs
  • Performing Simple DNS Testing
  • Installing AD FS Role on a Computer Using Server Manager
  • Using the nslookup Command
  • Performing the DNS Aging and Scavenging
  • Configuring the iSCSI Storage Connection
  • Installing the iSNS Feature on Windows Server 2016
  • Installing NLB Nodes
  • Using the Dependency Viewer
  • Installing Hyper-V in Full Installation Mode
  • Creating an Internal Virtual Network
  • Creating a Differencing Hard Disk

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