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MCSA Certification Training Course – An Overview

Windows Server 2016 skills help you reduce IT costs and to deliver higher business values. Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Certification is designed as the career path to help the growth aspiring candidates. The growing numbers of IT professionals are taking MCSA certification course to flourish their career in server administration with certified updated Windows Server 2016 skills.

MCSA certification is a stepped path that needs to crack three exams. MCSA course trainings for each course are provided by Microsoft’ accredited training partners. The candidates can attend the three trainings one by one or as a ‘MCSA bundle’ course training that costs less and saves time. MCSA exams can be scheduled as per convenience after completing the respective training. 


MCSA Exam Series

MCSA Training


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

Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (M20740)


70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016

Networking with Windows Server 2016 (M20741)


70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016

Identity with Windows Server 2016 (M20742)


Learning Scope of MCSA Training:  

At the end of MCSA journey, you, as a certified ‘Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator’ will be ready to take on next task to become the certified Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). MCSA certification validates the skills for implementing cloud-optimized solutions with a single Microsoft product like Windows, Office, SQL Server and Azure. MCSA certification trainings impart the knowledge and expertise in improving the performance and increasing the IT ROI. You also learn virtualization in Microsoft Hyper-V. To summarize, MCSA certification proves your abilities for:

  • Creating, managing, securing, configuring and troubleshooting the print, file and web resources
  • Administering, configuring and troubleshooting the network infrastructure
  • Securing, managing, and troubleshooting the servers and clients’ computers
  • Managing, securing, configuring and troubleshooting the ‘Active Directory Organizational Units’ and ‘Group Policy’
  • Securing, troubleshooting and configuring remote access


Target Audience for MCSA Course:  

It is a good Microsoft course with high growth potential for Windows Server administrators, computer systems administrator, network specialists, technical support specialist, database developer, cloud application administrator etc.


Growth Prospects after Passing MCSA Exam

  • On an average, MCSA certified IT professionals are estimated to be 30% more valuable for the businesses compared to uncertified counterparts.
  • MCSA certification offers a faster growth of about 28% between the years 2010-2020 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • The average salary of MCSA: Windows Server professional is about $89,952.
  • MCSA certifications are the first choice for IT organizations across the world.


MCSA Certification Exam Training Course Outline

1st MCSA Exam: 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 Training Course Outline:  

  • Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating Servers and Workloads
  • Configuring Local Storage
  • Implementing Enterprise Storage Solutions
  • Implementing Storage Spaces and Data De-duplication
  • Installing and Configuring Hyper-V and Virtual Machine
  • Deploying and Managing Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • Implementing and Managing Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Failover Clustering for with Server 2016 Hyper-Are
  • Implementing Network Load Balancing
  • Creating and Managing Deployment Images
  • Managing, Monitoring, and Maintaining Virtual Machine Installations


2nd MCSA Exam 70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016 Training Course Outline:

  • Planning and Implementing an IPv4 Network
  • Implementing DHCP; IPv6 and DNS
  • Implementing and Managing IPAM
  • Remote Access in Windows Server 2016
  • Implementing Direct Access
  • Implementing VPNs
  • Implementing Networking for Branch Offices
  • Advanced Networking Features
  • Implementing Software-Defined Networking (SDN)


3rd MCSA Exam 70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016 Training Course Outline:

  • Installing and Configuring Domain Controllers (DCs)
  • Managing Objects in AD DS
  • Advanced AD DS Infrastructure Management
  • Implementing and Administering AD DS Sites and Replication
  • Implementing Group Policy & Managing User Settings with Group Policy
  • Securing Active Directory Domain Services
  • Deploying and Managing AD CS
  • Implementing and Administering AD FS
  • Implementing and Administering AD RMS
  • Implementing AD DS Synchronization with Azure AD
  • Monitoring, Managing, and Recovering AD DS
  • Deploying and Managing Certificates


All the three MCSA course trainings include intensive labs exercise also; our experienced certified MCSA course trainers follow the robust route to ensure that you have the zero-gap knowledge and the best level expertise to implement learned skills.


Prerequisite for MCSA Certification Training:

The journey to become a certified MCSA professional becomes with Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (M20740) training for which basic prerequisites are:

  • Understanding of server hardware
  • A basic understanding of networking fundamentals
  • Understanding of AD DS concepts
  • Knowledge of configuring Windows 8 or Windows 10
  • Understanding of security practices


FAQs for MCSA Exam Course Training


Q: How many exams will I need to take on to get my MCSA certification?

You will have to crack three MCSA exams to get globally acknowledged MCSA certification.

Q: Will MCSA certification help me to get the MCSE certification?

Yes, MCSA certification is prerequisite to get MCSE certification.

Q: How long is MCSA certification valid?

MCSA certifications are valid for the life of Microsoft products.

Q: How long is the 70 740 MCSA exam?

The Microsoft MCSA 70-740 Exam consists of 40-60 questions that you have to complete in 2 hours.

Q: What is new in with Windows Server 2016?

Windows Server 2016 brings hybrid-cloud and cloud-ready capabilities. It also carries Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V containers.

Q: What are the editions of Windows Server 2016 available?

Windows Server 2016 Datacenter, Windows Server 2016 Standard and Windows Server 2016 Essentials are three editions available today. 


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