Exam Ref 70-743 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016

Microsoft Press
Charles Pluta  
Microsoft Press
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December 2016
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Exam Ref 70-743 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016


The Exam Ref is the official study guide for Microsoft certification exams. Featuring concise, objective-by-objective reviews and strategic case scenarios and Thought Experiments, exam candidates get professional-level preparation for the exam. The Exam Ref helps candidates maximize their performance on the exam and sharpen their job-role skills. It organizes material by the exam's objective domains.


  • Provides exam preparation tips written by a Microsoft MVP
  • Organizes its coverage by the exam objectives
  • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge the exam candidate

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This title is being updated for the next version of Windows for IT Pros who are upgrading their certification from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server Threshold.

Table of Contents

Part I: Storage and Compute

Chapter 1: Implement server storage solutions
Skill 1.1. Configure disks and volumes
Skill 1.2: Implement advanced storage solutions
Chapter 2: Implement Hyper-V
Skill 2.1: Install and configure Hyper-V
Skill 2.2: Configure virtual machine settings
Skill 2.3: Configure Hyper-V storage
Skill 2.4: Configure Hyper-V networking
Chapter 3:  Implement Windows Containers
Skill 3.1: Deploy Windows Containers
Skill 3.2: Manage Windows Containers
Chapter 4: Implement high availability
Skill 4.1:  Implement high availability and disaster recovery options within Hyper-V
Skill 4.2: Implement failover clustering
Skill 4.3: Manage failover clustering 
Skill 4.4: Manage virtual machines movement in clustered nodes
Chapter 5:  Install, manage, and maintain servers for host and compute environments
Skill 5.1. Install, upgrade, and migrate servers and workloads
Skill 5.2: Install and configure Nano Server
Part II: Networking
Chapter 6:  Implement Domain Name System (DNS)
Skill 6.1: Install and configure DNS servers
Chapter 7: Implement DHCP
Skill 7.1: Manage and maintain DHCP
Chapter 8: Implement network connectivity and remote access solutions
Skill 8.1: Implement VPN solutions
Skill 8.2: Implement DirectAccess
Chapter 9:  Implement core and distributed network solutions
Skill 9.1: Implement IP Address Management (IPAM)
Chapter 10: Implement advanced network infrastructure
Skill 10.1: Implement high performance network solutions
Skill 10.2:  Implement Software Defined Networking (SDN)
Part III: Identity 
Chapter 11: Federate identity solutions
Skill 11.1: Install and configure Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
Skill 11.2: Implement Web Application Proxy


Charles Pluta is a technical consultant and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) who has authored several certification exams, lab guides, and learner guides for various technology vendors. As a technical consultant, Charles has assisted small, medium, and large organizations deploy and maintain their IT infrastructure. He is also a speaker, staff member, or trainer at several large industry conferences every year. Charles has a degree in Computer Networking, and holds more than 15 industry certifications. He makes a point to leave the United States to travel to a different country once every year. When not working on training or traveling, he plays pool in Augusta, Georgia.