MCSA Windows Server 2016 Study Guide: Exam 70-740

MCSA Windows Server 2016 Study Guide: Exam 70-740

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The bestselling MCSA 70-470 study guide, updated for the latest exam MCSA Windows Server 2016 Study Guide is your ultimate resource for Exam 70-740. Covering 100% of all exam objectives, this study guide goes far beyond concept review with real-world scenarios containing expert insights, chapter review questions, hands-on practice exercises while the Sybex interactive learning environment provides additional last minute review through practice exams, electronic flashcards, and searchable glossary. This new edition has been fully updated to align with the Windows Server 2016 exam, featuring authoritative coverage of installation, configuration, server roles, Hyper-V, core network services, Active Directory, Group Policy, security, remote access, disaster recovery, and more. The vast majority of servers around the world use Windows Server, and the 2016 release includes a host of new features and updates. This study guide has been updated to prepare you for these changes so you can be confident on exam day and beyond.
* Study 100% of Exam 70-740 objectives * Gain hands-on practice performing critical tasks * Link concept to practice through real-world scenarios * Access to the Sybex interactive learning environment Whether you want to sit for the exam, or simply improve your job performance, this Sybex study guide will give you the expert insight to learn the key concepts and latest updates to Windows Server 2016.
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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 189 x 235 x 21mm | 740g
  • Sybex Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Study Guide
  • 1119359341
  • 9781119359340
  • 300,659

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Covers 100% of Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 exam objectives, including install Windows Servers in host and compute environments, implement storage solutions, implement Hyper-V, implement Windows containers, implement high availability, maintain and monitor server environments, and much more...

Includes online interactive learning environment with:

+Custom practice exam
+ More than 100 electronic flashcards
+ Searchable key term glossary
+ Videos for the chapter exercises

Everything You Need to Prepare for the MCSA Windows Server 2016 Exam 70-740

Windows Server is used in more than 83% of businesses today. Achievement of the MCSA Window Server 2016 certification identifies you as a qualified Windows Server technician, and it begins with Exam 70-740. This bestselling Sybex Study Guide covers 100% of what you'll need to know, including enhancements to Hyper-V, Storage Spaces, and Active Directory. With a superior study plan that includes exam essentials and review questions in every chapter, hands-on exercises, and real-world scenarios, you'll prepare smarter and faster. Reinforce your study with the exclusive Sybex online practice exams, electronic flashcards, and searchable glossary, and you're ready to go.

Coverage of 100% of all exam objectives in this Study Guide means you'll be ready for: Installation and configuration Configuring server roles Deploying core network services Configuring Hyper-V(R) Installing and administering Active Directory(R) Managing Group Policy Setting up remote access Disaster recovery

Interactive learning environment

Take your exam prep to the next level with Sybex's superior interactive online study tools. To access our learning environment, simply visit, type in your unique PIN, and instantly gain access to: Interactive test bank with a custom practice exam. A practice exam helps you identify areas where further review is needed. Get more than 90% of the answers correct, and you're ready to take the certification exam. 90 questions total! More than 100 Electronic Flashcards to reinforce learning and last-minute prep before the exam. Comprehensive glossary in PDF format gives you instant access to the key terms so you are fully prepared. Videos to accompany many chapter exercises.


The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) credential indicates technical proficiency and is highly desired by employers. The MCSA Windows Server 2016 certification requires successful completion of three exams: 70-740, 70-741, and 70-742. Visit https: // for more information.
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Table of contents

Introduction xxi Assessment Test xxxii Chapter 1 Installing Windows Server 2016 1 Features and Advantages of Windows Server 2016 2 Planning the Windows Server 2016 Installation 6 Server Roles in Windows Server 2016 6 Migrating Roles and Features to Windows Server 2016 10 Deciding Which Windows Server 2016 Versions to Use 11 Deciding on the Type of Installation 13 NIC Teaming 16 Installing Windows Server 2016 17 Activating and Servicing Windows 31 Key Management Service 32 Automatic Virtual Machine Activation 33 Active Directory Based Activation 34 Servicing Windows Server 2016 34 Using Windows Deployment Services 35 Preparing the WDS Server 36 WDS Server Requirements 36 Network Services 37 Installing the WDS Server Components 37 Preparing the WDS Client 39 Understanding Features On Demand 39 Summary 41 Video Resources 41 Exam Essentials 41 Review Questions 42 Chapter 2 Installing in the Enterprise 45 Understanding Automated Deployment Options 46 An Overview of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Update 2 47 An Overview of Unattended Installation 55 An Overview of the System Preparation Tool and Disk Imaging 57 Overview of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit 61 Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer 62 Summary of Windows Server 2016 Deployment Options 62 Deploying Unattended Installations 64 Using the System Preparation Tool to Prepare an Installation for Imaging 65 Using Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (Windows ICD) to Create a Disk Image 67 Installing from a Disk Image 69 Using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool 70 Using Windows System Image Manager to Create Answer Files 73 Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 75 Understanding Hyper-V 77 What Is Virtualization? 78 Linux and FreeBSD Image Deployments 78 Summary 79 Video Resources 80 Exam Essentials 80 Review Questions 81 Chapter 3 Configuring Storage and Replication 85 Understanding File Systems 86 Resilient File System (ReFS) 87 NTFS 88 Storage in Windows Server 2016 91 Initializing Disks 91 Configuring Basic and Dynamic Disks 92 Managing Volumes 94 Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2016 95 Redundant Array of Independent Disks 96 Mount Points 99 Microsoft MPIO 100 Configuring iSCSI Target 102 Internet Storage Name Service 103 Implement Thin Provisioning and Trim 105 Fibre Channel 106 Network Attached Storage 106 Virtual Disk Service 106 Understanding Data Center Bridging 108 Configuring Permissions 109 Understanding SMB 109 Understanding NTFS 110 Understanding Shared Permissions 112 How NTFS Security and Shared Permissions Work Together 114 Understanding NFS Shares 116 Configuring Disk Quotas 118 Windows PowerShell 120 Using Server Manager 125 Booting from a VHD 126 Understanding Data Deduplication 127 Backup and Restoring Deduplicated Volumes 128 Installing and Enabling Data Deduplication 129 Monitoring Data Deduplicated 132 Summary 132 Video Resources 133 Exam Essentials 133 Review Questions 135 Chapter 4 Understanding Hyper-V 137 Hyper-V Overview 139 What Is Virtualization? 139 Hyper-V Features 140 Hyper-V Architecture 145 Hyper-V Requirements 147 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration 148 Install the Hyper-V Role 148 Hyper-V in Server Manager 151 Using Hyper-V Manager 152 Configure Hyper-V Settings 153 Manage Virtual Switches 154 Managing Virtual Hard Disks 157 Configuring Virtual Machines 162 Creating and Managing Virtual Machines 162 Linux and FreeBSD Image Deployments 175 PowerShell Commands 179 Summary 182 Video Resources 183 Exam Essentials 183 Review Questions 185 Chapter 5 Configuring High Availability 187 Components of High Availability 188 Achieving High Availability 189 High Availability Foundation 190 Understanding Network Load Balancing 191 NLB Requirements 193 Installing NLB Nodes 193 Upgrading an NLB Cluster 198 PowerShell Commands for a NLB Cluster 199 Achieving High Availability with Hyper-V 200 Implementing a Hyper-V Replica 201 Understanding Live Migration 205 Implementing Storage Migration 208 PowerShell Commands for Hyper-V High Availability 210 Summary 211 Video Resources 212 Exam Essentials 212 Review Questions 213 Chapter 6 Understanding Clustering 215 Achieving High Availability with Failover Clustering 216 Failover Clustering Requirements 218 Workgroup and Multi-domain clusters 219 Site-Aware, Stretched, or Geographically Dispersed Clusters (Geoclustering) 220 Cluster Quorum 220 Validating a Cluster Configuration 223 Creating a Cluster 228 Clustered Application Settings 231 Resource Properties 233 Windows Server 2016 Clustering Features 236 PowerShell Commands for Clustering 239 Implementing Storage Spaces Direct 241 The Benefits of Storage Spaces Direct 243 Deployment options 243 Requirements to Set Up Storage Spaces Direct 244 Storage Spaces Direct using Windows PowerShell 245 Summary 247 Video Resources 247 Exam Essentials 247 Review Questions 248 Chapter 7 Configuring Windows Containers 251 Understanding Windows Containers 252 Container Terminology 253 Install and Configure Server Containers 253 Install and Configure Windows Containers 260 Tagging an Image 265 Uninstall an Operating System Image 265 Creating New Images Using Dockerfile 266 Understanding Hyper-V Containers 268 Managing Container Networking 269 Using Docker Hub Repository 270 Using Microsoft Azure for Images 271 Contents xvii Using PowerShell for Containers 271 Summary 273 Video Resources 274 Exam Essentials 274 Review Questions 275 Chapter 8 Maintaining Windows Server 277 Configuring Windows Server Updates 278 Windows Update 279 Using Windows Server Update Services 282 Understanding Backups 297 Overview of the Windows Server 2016 Backup Utility 298 Setting Up an Active Directory Backup 303 Restoring Active Directory 306 Active Directory Recycle Bin 308 Understanding the ntdsutil Utility 309 Wbadmin Command-Line Utility 310 Backing Up Virtual Machines 311 PowerShell Commands 312 Summary 314 Video Resources 315 Exam Essentials 315 Review Questions 316 Chapter 9 Understanding Monitoring 319 Overview of Windows Server 2016 Performance Monitoring 321 Using Windows Server 2016 Performance Tools 323 Introducing Performance Monitor 323 Using Other Monitoring Tools 332 Summary 347 Video Resources 348 Exam Essentials 348 Review Questions 349 Appendix Answers to the Review Questions 351 Chapter 1: Installing Windows Server 2016 352 Chapter 2: Installing in the Enterprise 352 Chapter 3: Configuring Storage and Replication 353 Chapter 4: Understanding Hyper-V 354 Chapter 5: Configuring High Availability 355 Chapter 6: Understanding Clustering 356 Chapter 7: Configuring Windows Containers 357 Chapter 8: Maintaining Windows Server 357 Chapter 9: Understanding Monitoring 358 Index 361
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About William Panek

William Panek, MCP, MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCITP, CCNA, is a four-time Microsoft MVP winner. He has taught at Boston University, Clark University, and the University of Maryland, and presently conducts live online classes for StormWind Studios ( Will has been a consultant and trainer for the United States Secret Service, Cisco, the United States Air Force, and the United States Army. He also creates training videos to help students prepare for various Microsoft exams.
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