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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2016 - Networking with Windows Server 2016 vA (70-741)


This instructor-led fee based course has been commissioned by the UIS through a third party company.

You will receive hands-on instruction and practice networking Windows Server 2016 in this Microsoft Official Course.

This course is part two in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2016 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2016 environment.

Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course primarily covers the networking tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2016 infrastructure such as planning and implementing an IPv4 network, Ipv6, DHCP, DNS, Implementing and managing IPAM, remote access, DirectAccess, and VPN's in Windows Server 2016 environments.

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Networking with Windows Server 2016: Exam 70-741, which is the second of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification.

NOTE: Labs in this course are based on the General Availability release of Windows Server 2016.

For those who wish to commence with the MTA entry-level credential from Microsoft there are a number of Online courses listed in Related courses below that would be relevant.

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Target audience
  • All current Cambridge University members (departments and colleges)
    • IT Professionals with hands on experience working in a Windows server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2016 environment
  • Windows Server Administrators experienced in working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 who wish to gain skills necessary to perform daily management and maintenance tasks in a Windows Server 2016 environment
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Knowledge and skills concerning the initial implementation and configuration of core Windows Server services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Networking Services and Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Knowledge equivalent to course Installation, Storage and Computer with Windows Server 2016 as this course will build upon that knowledge
Topics covered
  • Module 1: Planning and implementing an IPv4 network
  • Module 2: Implementing DHCP
  • Module 3: Implementing IPv6
  • Module 4: Implementing DNS
  • Module 5: Implementing and managing IPAM
  • Module 6: Remote access in Windows Server 2016
  • Module 7: Implementing DirectAccess
  • Module 8: Implementing VPNs
  • Module 9: Implementing networking for branch offices
  • Module 10: Configuring advanced networking features
  • Module 11: Implementing software defined networking

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement an IPv4 network
  • Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Implement IPv6
  • Implement Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Implement and manage IP address management (IPAM)
  • Plan for remote access
  • Implement DirectAccess
  • Implement virtual private networks (VPNs)
  • Implement networking for branch offices
  • Configure advanced networking features
  • Implement software defined networking
  • Presentations, demonstrations and practicals
  • University departments and colleges £995 (VAT not applicable)

Receive a 10% discount off the price of the last course in the series when booking and attending all three courses, 70-740, 70-741 & 70-742. The cost will then be £995 for the first course (70-740), £995 for the second course (70-741) and £895.50 for the third course (70-742). Total = £2885.50.

Please note that the discount is applied on the last course. Qualification for the discount depends on attendance of all three courses.

The fee includes:

  • Instructor-led tuition
  • Courseware
  • Lunches, teas and coffees


This third-party course requires a minimum number of participants in order that it can run. Should that minimum number not be reached within 25 working days of the course, the course will be cancelled and any payments returned to participants. If the minimum number is met within 25 working days and a course participant cancels within the 25 working days of the course date, the participant will be liable for 100% of the course fee. In some circumstances the participant can put forward a replacement from their institution within this time frame.

Exam information

The course prepares you for the Networking with Windows Server 2016: Exam 741 which is part of the Microsoft Certified Professional MCSA: Windows Server 2016 qualification as detailed here shown under Step 3: Completion

Should you wish to take the exam the following can be purchased by course participants during/after the course at a discount rate:

  • A MeasureUp practice exam
    • Award winning practice exams, view a demo
    • Three modes
      • Test mode - designed to be like a true test
      • Study mode - provides feedback throughout with reference to external text, learning and articles on the Microsoft site
      • Custom mode - allows candidates to select a series of questions from the curriculum to focus on selected areas
    • From date of purchase candidates have one year s to activate online, thereafter candidates have 180 days of unlimited access
  • Microsoft Labs Online
    • A cloud-based environment that enables students to conduct exercises using real Microsoft products on live virtual machines with online exercise
    • View a demo, please note to view this demo, Internet Explorer version 7 is required and if not already installed an ActiveX Control requiring admin rights. There is a FAQ for Microsoft Labs Online
    • The labs online expire 6 months from purchase
  • A Pearson Vue exam voucher

A full list of exam topics can be viewed under Skills measured on the following Networking with Windows Server 2016: Exam 741 page.

Exam Preparation
In addition to the material on this course please refer to the section labelled Preparing for the exam in the exam page.

  • Five days
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