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MCSA Guide to Installation, Storage, and Compute with Microsoft® Windows Server®2016, Exam 70-740, 1st Edition

  • Greg Tomsho
  • ISBN-10: 1337400661
  • ISBN-13: 9781337400664
  • 624 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2010, 2006
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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About the Product

Packed with hands-on activities, MCSA GUIDE TO INSTALLATION, STORAGE, AND COMPUTE WITH MICROSOFT® WINDOWS SERVER® 2016, EXAM 70-740 empowers students to pass the MCSE/MCSA certification exam while preparing for success as Microsoft® networking professionals. A clear, full-color presentation emphasizes the skills to manage a Windows Server 2016 system with a focus on installation, management, and configuration. Extensive coverage of all exam objectives introduces the Windows Server 2016 and covers server installation, server configuration and management, storage and file systems, Hyper-V virtualization, high availability, and server maintenance and monitoring. A full chapter highlights new Nano Server and Windows Containers. Unlike many books, this unique edition goes beyond certification objectives to provide an understanding of the core technologies built into Windows Server. Hands-on activities emphasize virtualization and can be completed in a classroom or within MindTap.


  • THIS MCSA GUIDE PROVIDES PRACTICAL, HANDS-ON QUALITY CONTENT. The author applies his experience to focus on quality, classroom usability that ensures a valuable hands-on experience for all students.

  • CLEAR LEARNING FEATURES HELP ENSURE MASTERY OF KEY CONCEPTS. Learning Objectives, Chapter Summaries, Key Terms and Definitions, Review Questions, Hands-On Activities, and critical thinking-based Case Projects reinforce skills as students learn key concepts. This book’s proven test preparation resources help students thoroughly prepare for exam day.

  • TIGHTLY INTEGRATED HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES APPEAR IN LIVE VIRTUAL MACHINE LABS. These virtual labs within Cengage’s digital learning solution, MindTap®, provide important opportunities for students to apply what they’ve learned in a realistic, professional environment.

  • INTEGRATED PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS EMPHASIZE THE RELEVANCE OF CONCEPTS. Throughout every chapter practical activities reinforce the conceptual material students are learning as this edition focuses on real-life applications.

  • CASE PROJECTS HIGHLIGHT REAL, PROFESSIONAL CHALLENGES. Readers review and apply key concepts as Case Projects emphasize real-world set-up and typical administrative scenarios.

  • STEP-BY-STEP, HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES WALK STUDENTS THROUGH ALMOST 100 WINDOWS SERVER 2016 SOLUTIONS. Students practice the latest developments, including exploring core technologies, installation, server management and configuration, designing storage spaces, configuring the file system, Hyper-V virtual machine configuration, server monitoring and maintenance, and high availability.

About the Author

Greg Tomsho

Greg Tomsho is director of the Computer Networking Technology Department and Cisco Academy at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. He has earned the CCNA, MCTS, MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, Server+ and Linux+ certifications. A former software engineer, technical support manager and IT director, he has more than 30 years of computer and networking experience. He is the author of numerous other leading books, including MCSA GUIDE TO INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2012/R2, MCSA GUIDE TO ADMINISTERING MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2012/R2, MCSA GUIDE TO CONFIGURING ADVANCED MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2012/R2 SERVICES, GUIDE TO OPERATING SYSTEMS, MCTS GUIDE TO WINDOWS SERVER 2008 ACTIVE DIRECTORY CONFIGURATION, MCTS GUIDE TO MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2008 APPLICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE CONFIGURATION, GUIDE TO NETWORK SUPPORT AND TROUBLESHOOTING and A+ COURSEPREP EXAMGUIDE.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Windows Server 2016.
2. Installing Windows Server 2016.
3. Configuring and Managing Windows Server.
4. Configuring Storage and File Systems.
5. Configuring Advanced Storage Solutions.
6. Implementing Virtualization with Hyper-V: Part 1.
7. Implementing Virtualization with Hyper-V: Part 2.
8. Working with Windows Containers.
9. Implementing High Availability: Server Clusters.
10. Implementing High Availability: Hyper-V and Storage Spaces Direct.
11. Maintaining Windows Server.
12. Monitoring Windows Server.

Appendix A: MSCA Exam 70-740 Objectives.
Appendix B: PowerShell Reference.

New to this edition

  • UPDATED COMPREHENSIVE CONTENT CORRESPONDS COMPLETELY TO THE LATEST MCSA CERTIFICATION EXAM. This edition’s full-color content maps to the MCSA Certification Exam #70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016. Students prepare for success on the exam as they train for successful careers as Microsoft® networking professionals.
  • NEW HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES IN LIVE VIRTUAL LABS EMPHASIZE VALUABLE APPLICATION. This edition tightly integrates hands-on activities within live virtual machine labs in Cengage’s comprehensive digital learning solution, MindTap.
  • UP-TO-DATE, COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE HIGHLIGHTS FEATURES NEW TO WINDOWS SERVER 2016. Students examine the latest developments in Windows Server 2016, including enhancements to Hyper-V and PowerShell, Storage Spaces Direct, Data Deduplication, Storage Replica, Nano Server, and Windows Containers.
  • NEW, DETAILED LAB SETUP GUIDE PROVIDES STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS AND TIPS. This time-saving guide prepares students for success as clear instructions and insights guide them in creating the best environment for completing this edition’s hands-on activities.
  • NEW POWERSHELL REFERENCE PROVIDES A HANDY, AT-A-GLANCE TOOL. This useful resource lists the PowerShell commands used throughout the book for convenient reference.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

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