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MCSA 70-740 Cert Guide: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

ISBN : 9781616918927

Prepare for the Microsoft MCSA 70-740 exam with MCSA 70-740 Cert Guide: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 course and lab. The labs are simulators that provide a virtual environment for users to explore and learn. The course and lab cover MCSA 70-740 exam objectives and teach you how to install, upgrade, and migrate to Windows Server 2016; install and configure Nano; work with images; disks and volumes; server storage; Hyper-V networking, manage containers, and more.

The Microsoft 70-740 exam focuses primarily on installing, storing, and computing features and functionality available in Windows Server 2016. It covers general installation tasks and considerations and the installation and configuration of Nano Server, in addition to the creation and management of images for deployment. It also covers local and server storage solutions, along with the maintenance and monitoring of servers in physical and computing environments.

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What are the prerequisites for this exam? Candidates should have experience with local and server storage solutions including the configuration of disks and volumes, Data Deduplication, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Storage Spaces Direct, and Failover Clustering solutions. The candidates should also be familiar with managing Hyper-V and Containers as well as maintaining and monitoring servers in physical and compute environments.
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 achieves a passing score on an exam, the candidate cannot take the exam again.
  • 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.
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What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • IT Manager
  • Server Administrator
  • Technical Consultant
  • System Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Senior Systems Engineer
  • Senior System Administrator
  • About the 70-740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 Exam
  • 70-740 Exam Topics
  • About the MCSA 70-740 Cert Guide
  • Objectives and Methods
  • Book Features
  • How This Book Is Organized
  • What's New in Windows Server 2016
  • Installation Requirements
  • Windows Server 2016 Editions
  • Installing Windows Server 2016
  • Performing Upgrades and Migrations
  • Determining the Appropriate Activation Model
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Q&A
  • Determining Appropriate Usage Scenarios
  • Requirements for Nano Server
  • Installing Nano Server
  • Implementing Roles and Features on Nano Server
  • Managing and Configuring Nano Server
  • Managing Nano Server Remotely Using Windows PowerShell
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Q&A
  • Planning for Windows Server Virtualization
  • Networking
  • The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit
  • Considerations for Deploying Workloads into Virtualized Environments
  • Updating Images with Patches, Hotfixes, and Drivers
  • Installing Roles and Features in Offline Images
  • Managing and Maintaining Windows Server Core, Nano Server Images, and VHDs Using Windows PowerShell
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Q&A
  • Creating Disks
  • SMB and NFS Shares
  • File and Folder Permissions
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Q&A
  • Storage Spaces
  • Storage Area Networks
  • Storage Replica
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Q&A
  • Usage Scenarios for Deduplication
  • Implementing Deduplication
  • Deduplication Monitoring
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Q&A
  • Preparing for Installation
  • Installing Hyper-V
  • Managing VMs
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Q&A
  • Basic Virtual Machine Deployment
  • Advanced Virtual Machine Deployment
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Q&A
  • Creating VHD, VHDX, and VHDS Virtual Hard Disks
  • Checkpoints
  • Storage Quality of Service
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Q&A
  • Network Interface Cards
  • Virtual Switches
  • Virtual Network Performance
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Q&A
  • An Overview of Containers
  • Docker
  • Host Installation
  • Container Deployment
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Q&A
  • Docker Daemon and Windows PowerShell
  • Windows Container Networking
  • Other Management Topics
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Q&A
  • Hyper-V Replica
  • Live Migration
  • Storage Migration
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Q&A
  • Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Cluster Storage
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Q&A
  • Role-Specific Settings and Continuously Available Shares
  • More Management Settings
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Q&A
  • Storage Spaces Direct
  • Disaggregated and Hyper-Converged Storage Spaces Direct
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Q&A
  • Moving VMs
  • More VM Management
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Q&A
  • Installing and Configuring NLB
  • More NLB Configurations
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Q&A
  • Windows Server Update Services
  • Windows Defender
  • Backup and Restore
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Q&A
  • Performance Monitor
  • Resource Monitor
  • Review All Key Topics
  • Q&A

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Installing Windows Server Migration Tools
  • Installing Windows Server 2016 using Hyper-V
  • Creating the Nano Server in a Virtual Machine
  • Managing the Nano Server Remotely Using Windows PowerShell
  • Enabling Windows Features Offline on a WIM
  • Converting a basic disk into a dynamic disk
  • Converting disk to GPT
  • Creating and Mounting VHD Files Using Disk Management
  • Running PowerShell cmdlets Related to Disk Management
  • Converting Disk to GPT Using PowerShell
  • Configuring SMB and NFS Shares using Server Manager
  • Setting NTFS permissions
  • Creating an iSCSI Disk
  • Installing the iSNS feature
  • Configuring the iSNS feature
  • Installing a Multipath Input/Output (MPIO) Feature
  • Installing and Enabling Data Deduplication
  • Installing the Hyper-V Management Tools feature
  • Installing Hyper-V
  • Delegating Virtual Machine Management
  • Creating a virtual machine
  • Importing a virtual machine
  • Exporting a virtual machine
  • Moving a Virtual Machine Storage Using PowerShell
  • Creating a differencing disk
  • Creating a fixed-size virtual hard disk
  • Converting a virtual hard disk
  • Creating a VM with an Existing Virtual Hard Disk
  • Creating checkpoints
  • Changing a Checkpoint to a Standard Checkpoint Using PowerShell
  • Disabling Checkpoints
  • Changing the MAC Address for a Virtual Machine
  • Adding a Virtual Network Interface Card (vNIC)
  • Installing Docker 
  • Running Docker daemon Commands
  • Implementing Hyper-V Replica
  • Installing the Windows Migration feature using PowerShell
  • Installing failover cluster manager
  • Creating a Cluster Using the Failover Cluster Wizard
  • Modifying the Default Networking Configuration Using Failover Cluster Manager
  • Configuring Quorum
  • Creating a Storage Pool
  • Installing a Scale-Out File Server
  • Creating a File Share
  • Creating a Virtual Disk
  • Creating a Clustered Role
  • Configuring monitoring for a VM
  • Configuring the Node Fairness Feature
  • Configuring Drain On Shutdown Using PowerShell
  • Disabling the VM Network health protection feature
  • Installing and Configuring NLB Clusters
  • Configuring NLB Operations
  • Installing the Active Directory Domain Services role
  • Installing the Web Server IIS server role
  • Monitoring workloads using Performance Monitor
  • Configuring a Data Collector set
  • Monitoring workloads using Resource Monitor

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