Microsoft: Three more exams in development
Microsoft will offer you three new exams.
Networking with Windows Server 2016 (70-741)
Windows Server 2016 Identity (70-742)
Securing Windows Server 2016 (70-744).
There is a significant difference between them. The first exam, Networking with Windows Server 2016, can be used to verify that the candidate is capable of completing the technical tasks associated with implementing Domain Name System (DNS), DHCP and IP Address Management (IPAM), remote access solutions and network connectivity, as well as core and distributed network solutions and advanced network infrastructure. The main exam focus is on the Windows Server 2016 networking features and functionality. It also covers DFS, BranchCache solutions and high-performance network features and functionality.
Identity with Windows Server 2016 is the second Microsoft certification exam. It is expected to be released in 2016. It is currently in development. Its main purpose is to assess your abilities to install and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), manage and maintain AD DS, create and manage Group Policy, implement Active Directory Certificate Services, identity federation and access solutions.
The last exam to discuss is Securing Windows Server 2016. It is notable for several reasons. It measures the level of expertise of candidates and allows you to demonstrate your knowledge about methods and technologies for hardening server environment and securing virtual machine networks using Shielded, encryption-supported virtual machines or Guarded Fabric. Furthermore, it covers the protection of Active Directory and identity infrastructure with the Enhanced Security Administrative Environment (ESAE) Administrative Forest design approach and the management of privileged identities using Just-in-Time (JIT) and Just-Enough-Administration (JEA) approaches, along with Privileged Access Workstations (PAWs) and Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS).
Finally, the Microsoft certification exam validates your knowledge in threat detection solutions such as auditing, implementing Advanced Threat Analytics, understanding Operations Management Suite (OMS), and workload-specific security, including the use Nano Server for specific server workloads.
As you can see, there will be three Microsoft certification exams. Which one would you prefer to prepare for? Leave some feedback below!