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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)

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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate or MCSA is a beginner level credential from Microsoft that establishes an individual’s expertise and validates knowledge on Microsoft technologies. MCSA is also a pre-requisite to attaining higher certifications in order to achieve better proficiency in a subject The MCSA certification covers three areas of knowledge: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, Administering Windows Server 2012 and Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft. Our MSCA course is specifically designed for people who are interested in becoming knowledgeable Microsoft Systems professionals in the future. This course is the first step to becoming a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), an extremely sought-after credential. If you currently work in an IT environment as a network technician, systems administrator, or technical support specialist, the MCSA course and certification will help you advance in your career, making you more valuable to your company.

Curriculum

MCSA

Module 1: Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads
  • Introducing Windows Server 2016
  • Preparing and installing Server Core
  • Preparing for upgrades and migrations
  • Migrating server roles and workloads
  • Windows Server activation models
  • Lab: Installing and configuring Server Core
Module 2: Configuring local storage
  • Managing disks in Windows Server
  • Managing volumes in Windows Server
  • Lab: Configuring local storage
Module 3: Implementing enterprise storage solutions
  • Overview of DAS, NAS, and SANs
  • Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet
  • Lab: Planning and configuring storage technologies and components
  • Understanding iSNS, DCB, and MPIO
  • Lab: Configuring sharing in Windows Server 2016
Module 4: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
  • Implementing Storage Spaces
  • Managing Storage Spaces
  • Implementing Data Deduplication
  • Lab: Implementing Storage Spaces
  • Lab: Implementing Data Deduplication
Module 5: Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machiness
  • Overview of Hyper-V
  • Installing Hyper-V
  • Configuring storage on Hyper-V host servers
  • Lab: Installing and configuring Hyper-V
  • Configuring networking on Hyper-V host servers
  • Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines
  • Managing virtual machines
Module 6: Deploying and managing Windows and Hyper-V containers
  • Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016
  • Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
  • Installing, configuring, and managing containers by using Docker
  • Lab: Installing and configuring containers
Module 7: Overview of high availability and disaster recovery
  • Defining levels of availability
  • Backing up and restoring by using Windows Server Backup
  • High availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016
  • Planning high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines.
  • Lab: Planning and implementing a high availability and disaster recovery solution
Module 8: Implementing failover clustering
  • Planning a failover cluster
  • Creating and configuring a new failover cluster
  • Maintaining a failover cluster
  • Troubleshooting a failover cluster
  • Implementing site high availability with stretch clustering
  • Lab: Implementing failover clustering
  • Lab: Managing a failover cluster.
Module 9: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
  • Overview of the integration of Hyper-V Server 2016 with failover clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters
  • Lab: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
  • Key features for VMs in a clustered environment
Module 10: Implementing Network Load Balancing
  • Overview of NLB
  • Configuring an NLB cluster
  • Planning an NLB implementation
  • Lab: Implementing NLB
Module 11: Creating and managing deployment images
  • Introduction to deployment images
  • Creating and managing deployment images by using MDT
  • Virtual machine environments for different workloads
  • Lab: Using MDT to deploy Windows Server 2016
Module 12: Managing, monitoring, and maintaining virtual machine installations
  • WSUS overview and deployment options
  • Update management process with WSUS
  • Overview of Windows PowerShell DSC
  • Overview of Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring event logs
  • Lab: Implementing WSUS and deploying updates
  • Lab: Monitoring and troubleshooting Windows Server 2016
Module 1: Planning and implementing an IPv4 network
  • Planning IPv4 addressing
  • Configuring an IPv4 host
  • Managing and troubleshooting IPv4 network connectivity
  • Lab: Planning an IPv4 network
  • Lab: Implementing and troubleshooting an IPv4 network
Module 2: Implementing DHCP
  • Overview of the DHCP server role
  • Deploying DHCP
  • Managing and troubleshooting DHCP
  • Lab: Implementing DHCP
Module 3: Implementing IPv6
  • Overview of IPv6 addressing
  • Configuring an IPv6 host
  • Implementing IPv6 and IPv4 coexistence
  • Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6
  • Lab: Configuring and evaluating IPv6 transition technologies
Module 4: Implementing DNS
  • Implementing DNS servers
  • Configuring zones in DNS
  • Configuring name resolution between DNS zones
  • Lab: Planning and implementing name resolution by using DNS
  • Configuring DNS integration with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Configuring advanced DNS settings
  • Lab: Integrating DNS with Active Directory
  • Lab: Integrating DNS with Active Directory
Module 5: Implementing and managing IPAM
  • Overview of IPAM
  • Deploying IPAM
  • Managing IP address spaces by using IPAM
  • Lab: Implementing IPAM
Module 6: Remote access in Windows Server 2016
  • Overview of remote access
  • Implementing the Web Application Proxy
  • Lab: Implementing Web Application Proxy
Module 7: Implementing Direct Access
  • Overview of DirectAccess
  • Implementing DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Implementing and managing an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure
  • Lab: Implementing DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Lab: Deploying an advanced DirectAccess solution
Module 8: Implementing VPNs
  • Planning VPNs
  • Implementing VPNs
  • Lab: Implementing VPN
Module 9: Implementing networking for branch offices
  • Networking features and considerations for branch offices
  • Implementing Distributed File System (DFS) for branch offices
  • Lab: Implementing DFS for branch offices
  • Implementing BranchCache for branch offices
  • Lab: Implementing BranchCache
Module 10: Configuring advanced networking features
  • Overview of high performance networking features
  • Configuring advanced Microsoft Hyper-V networking features
  • Lab: Configuring advanced Hyper-V networking features
Module 11: Implementing Software Defined Networking
  • Overview of SDN
  • Implementing network virtualization
  • Implementing Network Controller
  • Lab: Deploying Network Controller
Module 1: Installing and configuring domain controllers
  • Overview of AD DS
  • Overview of AD DS domain controllers
  • Deploying a domain controller
  • Lab: Deploying and administering AD DS
Module 2: Managing objects in AD DS
  • Managing user accounts
  • Managing groups in AD DS
  • Managing computer objects in AD DS
  • Implementing and managing OUs
  • Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS administration
  • Lab: Managing AD DS objects
  • Lab: Administering AD DS
Module 3: Advanced AD DS infrastructure management
  • Overview of advanced AD DS deployments
  • Deploying a distributed AD DS environment
  • Configuring AD DS trusts
  • Lab: Domain and trust management in AD DS
Module 4: Implementing and administering AD DS sites and replication
  • Overview of AD DS replication
  • Configuring AD DS sites
  • Configuring and monitoring AD DS replication
  • Lab: Implementing AD DS sites and replication
Module 5: Implementing Group Policy
  • Introducing Group Policy
  • Implementing and administering GPOs
  • Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing
  • Troubleshooting the application of GPOs
  • Lab: Implementing a Group Policy infrastructure
  • Lab: Troubleshooting Group Policy infrastructure
Module 6: Managing user settings with Group Policy
  • Implementing administrative templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection, software installation, and scripts
  • Configuring Folder Redirection, software installation, and scripts
  • Lab: Managing user settings with GPOs
Module 7: Securing Active Directory Domain Services
  • Securing domain controllers
  • Implementing account security
  • Implementing audit authentication
  • Configuring managed service accounts
  • Lab: Securing AD DS
Module 8: Deploying and managing AD CS
  • Deploying CAs
  • Lab: Deploying and configuring a two-tier CA hierarchy
  • Administering CAs
  • Troubleshooting and maintaining CAs
Module 9: Deploying and managing certificates
  • Deploying and managing certificate templates
  • Using certificates in a business environment
  • Implementing and managing smart cards
  • Managing certificate deployment, revocation, and recovery
  • Lab: Deploying and using certificates
Module 10: Implementing and administering AD FS
  • Overview of AD FS
  • AD FS requirements and planning
  • Lab: Implementing AD FS
  • Deploying and configuring AD FS
  • Overview of Web Application Proxy
Module 11: Implementing and administering AD RMS
  • Overview of AD RMS
  • Deploying and managing an AD RMS infrastructure
  • Configuring AD RMS content protection
  • Lab: Implementing an AD RMS infrastructure
Module 12: Implementing AD DS synchronization with Microsoft Azure AD
  • Planning and preparing for directory synchronization
  • Implementing directory synchronization by using Azure AD Connect
  • Managing identities with directory synchronization
  • Lab: Configuring directory synchronization
Module 13: Monitoring, managing, and recovering AD DS
  • Monitoring AD DS
  • Managing the Active Directory database
  • Lab: Recovering objects in AD DS
  • Active Directory backup and recovery options for AD DS and other identity and access solutions

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