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

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Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who implement the Windows Server 2016 core infrastructure services.

Candidates have already earned an MCSA: Windows Server 2008 or MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 certification. This exam covers key aspects of installation, storage, compute, networking, and identity functionality available in Windows Server 2016.


Note: There are exam updates effective as of November 2, 2018. To learn more about these changes and how they affect the skills measured, please download and review the Exam 743 change document.

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    Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who implement the Windows Server 2016 core infrastructure services.

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Skills measured

  • Install Windows Servers in Host and Compute Environments
  • Implement Storage Solutions
  • Implement Hyper-V
  • Implement Windows Containers
  • Implement High Availability
  • Implement Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Implement Network Connectivity and Remote Access Solutions
  • Implement an Advanced Network Infrastructure
  • Install and Configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Implement identity federation and access solutions

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