Start off your training for your MCSA: Windows Server 2016 Certification

3/13/2017

With the recent changes to Microsoft’s Certification paths as of October 21, 2016; there is more incentive than ever to earn Microsoft Certifications. The new MCSE or MCSD certifications will be added to your transcript and will never expire, unlike the previous requirement of taking a recertification exam every 2 or 3 years. On top of that, there is now only one exam required to earn your MCSE or MCSD after achieving your MCSA! But first thing’s first. We need to look at the process of earning your MCSA if this has not been done in the past, or if you have let a previous certification lapse.

Microsoft’s Windows Server line of training classes continues to top Microsoft’s list as their most popular requested courses. Under the new streamlined certification path, the Windows Server 2016 courses fall under the Cloud: Platform and Infrastructure group. Join our LRS Education Services training events to build core networking knowledge and develop skills through our hands-on labs specific to the Windows Server 2016 platform.

Course 1 of 3:
The MS20740B – Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 course maps directly to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Exam 70-740: Installation, Storage and Compute Windows Server 2016. This is the first of three exams required for the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 credential. Please click on the class link above to see a syllabus of topics covered in the course.

Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these three exam preparation courses, the MS20740 course focuses on the initial implementation and configuration of core services, such as: Upgrading and Migrating Servers and Workloads including Microsoft’s new Nano Server, Implementing Storage Solutions, Hyper-V, VM Installations, Disaster Recovery, and Failover Clustering.

Whether you are looking to begin your certification track or just need to gain additional knowledge on Windows Server 2016, LRS Education Services offers an opportunity for students to join in on one of our live classroom options: In-class or Remote.

Instructor-Led Training (ILT) – Through the first half of 2017, we will host two available live class dates at either our Springfield or Bloomington, IL training facilities:

    • April 24-28 (Guaranteed to Run). Held in Springfield.
    • June 26-30. Held in Bloomington.

For remote students who are not able to join us in the classroom, we have a virtual connection option. This uses our online video and audio feeds to connect and interact with both the instructor as well as the in-class students. For a video on how our Virtual Training option works, click on the link.

All students attending Microsoft Official Courses* will have access to their labs and class recordings for 6 months after class. Click HERE to find out more! LRS Education offers FREE Microsoft exam vouchers when you enroll in any Microsoft Official Curriculum course!

Course 2 of 3:
The MS20741B – Networking with Windows Server 2016 course is the recommended training to prepare for the 70-741 exam. This is the second in the series of three exams required for the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 credential. Please click on the class link above to see a detailed syllabus of topics covered in the course.

The MS20741 course covers IP Fundamentals, DHCP, DNS, Remote Access technologies, and more advanced content including Software Defined Networking.

Instructor-Led Training (ILT) – Our next live class date will be scheduled on June 5-9 at our Springfield training facility.

For remote students who are not able to join us in the classroom, we have a virtual connection option. This uses our online video and audio feeds to connect and interact with both the instructor as well as the in-class students. For a video on how our Virtual Training option works, click on the link.

Course 3 of 3:
Congratulations! Exam 70-742 is the last of the three needed to earn the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 Certification. In preparation for this exam, Microsoft recommends the following course: MS20742B – Identity with Windows Server 2016. Review the class syllabus by clicking over to our website.

This five-day instructor-led course teaches IT Pros how to deploy and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment, how to implement Group Policy, how to perform backup and restore, and how to monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory–related issues with Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this course teaches how to deploy other Active Directory server roles such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

Join LRS Education Services in either one of our upcoming live classroom training dates:

Instructor-Led Training (ILT) – Through the first half of 2017, we will host two available live class dates at either our Springfield or Bloomington, IL training facilities:

    • March 27-31 (Guaranteed to Run). Held in Springfield.
    • July 24-28. Held in Bloomington.

For remote students who are not able to join us in the classroom, we have a virtual connection option. This uses our online video and audio feeds to connect and interact with both the instructor as well as the in-class students. For a video on how our Virtual Training option works, click on the link.

For additional helpful Blogs from our staff and instructors, connect with us at our LRS Education Services website. You may also click here for a list of all of our Guaranteed to Run Courses, or to search our Online Course Catalog.

Feel free to call or email me for more information, discount availability, or how to apply Microsoft Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATV)!

Happy learning,
Chris

Christopher Becher
Education Consultant
christopher.becher@lrs.com
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