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Identity with Microsoft Windows Server 2016 (MS-20742)

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20 hours
44.99 USD
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Course description

Identity with Microsoft Windows Server 2016 (MS-20742)

About this course

Windows Server vNext, which we now refer to as Microsoft Server 2016, is a server OS developed specifically so it could perform as running network applications’ platform. This intermediate level Microsoft Server 2016 training course lets IT professionals to configure and deploy AD DS easily within a distributed environment. It further teaches these professionals about doing backup and restore, implementing Group Policy, manage and fix issues that may arise in Active Directory with Windows Server 2016. Furthermore, students taking this course will also be able to learn about the deployment of Active Directory server roles like AD FS and AD CS. However, the core purpose of this training is to ensure that students are prepared for the Microsoft 70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016 certification exam.

The average salary for a Windows Server Administrator is $55,929 per year.

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Who should attend?


This IT Ops training course is best for:

People who are already professionals in the fields of IT and have the basic knowledge regarding AD DS. These people want to gain further insight and expertise into access technologies and identities in Windows Server 2016. This may include:

  • Administrators of AD DS who want to access Windows Server 2012/Windows Server 2016 technologies and acquire advanced identity training.
  • Administrators of infrastructure or system having some generic knowledge about AD DS and people who are looking forward to cross-train in advanced as well as core identity. This includes professionals who wish to access Windows Server 2016 or 2012 technologies.


Student should have the following prior to attending this IT Ops training:

  • Experience in configuring Windows Server 2016 or 2012.
  • Hands-on experience with working with Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and other Windows client operating systems.
  • Experience with basic virtualization concepts as well as Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • Experience in networking technologies like name resolution, IP addressing, and DHCP etc.
  • Knowledge about the basic best practices of security.
  • Basic exposure of working with the command-line interface of Windows PowerShell.
  • Exposure to AD DS technologies and concepts in Windows Server 2016 or 2012.

Suggested prerequisites courses

Administering Windows Server 2012 (MS-20411)

Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell (MS-10961)

Training content

Course Objective

Once the IT Professionals complete this course, they will be well-equipped to do the following:

  • Execute AD DS sites and later managing and configuring replication.
  • Execute and administer AD RMS (Active Directory Rights Management Services)
  • Execute and manage GPOs (Group Policy Projects)
  • Execute AD DS in complex environments.
  • Configure and install domain controllers
  • Manage and deploy certificates.
  • Secure user accounts and AD DS
  • Troubleshoot, monitor, and create business continuity for services related to AD DS.
  • Using GPOs to manage user settings
  • Execute and manage AD DS with CA (certificate authority) hierarchy.
  • Execute and administer AD FS.
  • Execute synchronization between Azure AD and AD DS.
  • Using Windows PowerShell and other graphical tools to manage AD DS objects.

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