Certification in MCSA Windows Server 2016 | Window Server Administrator

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MCSA - Windows Server 2016
State of the Industry

This advanced level course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have considerable experience with Windows Server and are keen to improve their knowledge in networking and active directory domain services. The course is divided into three parts. The first part covers managing storage and understanding the scenarios, requirements, and computing options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016. After completing the first part, students will learn the fundamental networking skills required to deploy and support Windows Server 2016. This part mainly covers IP fundamentals, remote access technologies, and more advanced content including software-defined networking (SDN). The final part includes deploying and configuring Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment, implementation of Group Policy, backuping and restoring, as well as monitoring and troubleshooting Active Directory–related issues with Windows Server 2016. After completing the course, professionals are able to perform server core installation, server upgrade and migration strategy, implement IPv4/DHCP/DNS/IPAM/VPN’s, and monitor/troubleshoot and establish business continuity for AD DS services. This course also prepares professionals for three official Microsoft certification courses.

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Professional Benefits

The median annual salary for a network administrator is $58,873, with a usual range between 50 and 70K. An 28% job increase by 2020 is currently being anticipated.

Who Should Apply

IT professionals with general IT knowledge who are looking to gain knowledge about Windows Server especially around storage and computer technologies in:

Windows Server 2016
Network administrators
System or infrastructure administrators
AD DS administrators

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Basic understanding of server hardware, networking fundamentals, and AD DS concepts.
Experience working in a Windows Server infrastructure enterprise environment.
Experience working with and an understanding of Microsoft Hyper-V and basic server virtualization concepts.
Experience supporting and configuring Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8 or Windows 10.

At Course Completion

Preparing and installing Nano Server, a Server Core installation, and planning a server upgrade and migration strategy

Implementing and managing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication

Installing and configuring Microsoft Hyper-V, and configure virtual machines

Describing the high availability and disaster recovery technologies in Windows Server 2016.

Planning, creating, and managing a failover cluster

Implementing failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines

Managing, monitoring, and maintaining virtual machine installations

Planning and implementing an IPv4 network

Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)/IPv6/DNS/VPN’s

Implementing and managing IP address management (IPAM)

Implement Direct Access and networking for branch offices

Configuring advanced networking features and implementing software-defined networking

Install and configure domain controllers

Implementing AD DS in complex environments, AD DS sites, and configuring and managing replication

Implementing and managing Group Policy Objects (GPOs), certificate authority (CA) hierarchy with AD CS

Implementing and administering AD FS, Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)

Implementing synchronization between AD DS and Azure AD

Monitoring, troubleshooting and establishing business continuity for AD DS services


MCSA - Windows Server 2016

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Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads.
Configuring local storage and Implementing enterprise storage solutions.
Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication.
Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machines.
Implementing failover clustering and disaster recovery.
Managing, monitoring, and maintaining virtual machine installations.

Planning and implementing an IPv4 network.
Implementing DHCP and IPv6.
Implementing DNS and managing IPAM.
Implementing DirectAccess and deploying an advanced DirectAccess solution.
Configuring advanced networking features & implementing software defined networking.

Installing and configuring domain controllers.
Implementing and administering Active Directory Domain Services sites and replication.
Implement and manage user settings with Group Policy.
Securing Active Directory Domain Services.
Deploying and managing certificates
Implementing and administering AD FS, AD RMS.



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


  • Industry-relevant, job-ready programs
  • Internship possibilities
  • Eligibility for off-campus work permit program [ocwpp]
  • Eligibility for post-graduation work permit [pgwp]
  • Eligibility for points under Quebec’s immigration policy
  • Scholarships and financial aid



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