Study guide 70-740

This is the study guide for 70-740 (Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016)
Exam information and syllabus can be found here –> https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-70-740.aspx

Install Windows Servers in host and compute environments (10–15%)

Implement storage solutions (10–15%)

  • Configure disks and volumes
    • Configure sector sizes appropriate for various workloads, configure GUID partition table (GPT) disks, create VHD and VHDX files using Server Manager or Windows PowerShell Storage module cmdlets, mount virtual hard disks, determine when to use NTFS and ReFS file systems, configure NFS and SMB shares using Server Manager, configure SMB share and session settings using Windows PowerShell, configure SMB server and SMB client configuration settings using Windows PowerShell, configure file and folder permissions
  • Implement server storage

Implement Hyper-V (20–25%)

  • Configure Hyper-V storage
    • Create VHDs and VHDX files using Hyper-V Manager, create shared VHDX files, configure differencing disks, modify virtual hard disks, configure pass-through disks, resize a virtual hard disk, manage checkpoints, implement production checkpoints, implement a virtual Fibre Channel adapter, configure storage Quality of Service (QoS)

Implement Windows containers (5–10%)

Implement high availability (30–35%)

  • Implement Storage Spaces Direct
  • Manage failover clustering
  • Manage VM movement in clustered nodes
    • Perform a live migration; perform a quick migration; perform a storage migration; import, export, and copy VMs; configure VM network health protection; configure drain on shutdown
  • Implement Network Load Balancing (NLB)
    • Install NLB nodes, configure NLB prerequisites, configure affinity, configure port rules, configure cluster operation mode, upgrade an NLB cluster

Maintain and monitor server environments (10–15%)

  • Monitor server installations
    • Monitor workloads using Performance Monitor; configure Data Collector Sets; determine appropriate CPU, memory, disk, and networking counters for storage and compute workloads; configure alerts; monitor workloads using Resource Monitor
    • Configure Data Collector Sets: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749337(v=ws.11).aspx