Microsoft retired MCSA: Cloud Platform certification as of December 31, 2018.
Microsoft has role-based certifications in its place. For those details see Azure Role-based Certifications.
This page reviews MCSA:Windows Server 2016.
MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) is a certification level intended for people who seek entry-level jobs in IT. A typical MCSA candidate should have at least six to 12 months of IT experience before pursuing this certification.
MCSA Windows Server 2016 certification validates your mastery of the primary set of Windows Server 2016 skills required to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value. Earning MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification qualifies you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or as a computer network specialist, and is a required step on the path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).
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|Step 1: Prepare for Exam 740 with this course|
|20740: Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016||5||$2795|
|Flex On-Demand: 20740-Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016||5||$995|
|Step 2: Prepare for Exam 741 with this course|
|20741: Networking with Windows Server 2016||5||$2795|
|Flex On-Demand: 20741-Networking with Windows Server 2016||5||$995|
|Step 3: Prepare for Exam 742 with this course|
|20742: Identity with Windows Server 2016||5||$2795|
|Flex On-Demand: 20742-Identity with Windows Server 2016||5||$995|
Once you have passed Microsoft exams 740, 741 and 742 you will be awarded MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification from Microsoft.
Microsoft certification exams are performance-based requiring you to complete specific tasks during the exam to prove your knowledge and understanding of the technology rather than memorizing information.
The best way to prepare for a Microsoft certification exam is by having hands-on experience with the technology.
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Once you've passed a Microsoft technical exam or earned a Microsoft certification, Microsoft will provide you with a digital badge. Badges are web-enabled representations of your Microsoft certifications. Your digital badge is made of an image and metadata uniquely linked to you. This ensures that only you can take credit for your achievement.
You can share the details of your skills in a trusted and verifiable way. You can share your digital badge to popular online destinations, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. It can also be embedded in a résumé, your personal website, or an email signature.
Anyone who views your badge can select it to learn about your skills and verify authenticity.
MCSA certification is a prerequisite for MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) certification.
Once you have earned MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification, you just have to pass one (1) more exam from a list of approved electives to earn MCSE Core Infrastructure.
IMPORTANT NOTE: MCSA Linux on Azure and MCSA Cloud Platform certifications originally offered in this track were retired by Microsoft as of December 31, 2018. Microsoft rolled out role-based certifications instead. See Azure Role-based Certifications.
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