Who can go for this certification?
A student who wants to start his/her career in Microsoft server infrastructure administration.
A professional who wants to upgrade his/her technical skill from older server to latest one
How many exams are there?
To become MCSA you need to appear for three exams.
How many books are there?
There are three books to become MCSA
Are there any prerequisites for this certification?
b.If you are MCSA 2012 certified, then you can upgrade your certification on MCSA 2016 by giving one exam (70743)
Why MCSA with Server 2016
This server operating system has introduced a lot of new features that can take you at different level of administration, and also help you to save cost for your organization. Here is a list of new features introduced in Server 2016.
Software Defined Datacenter
Server 2016 offers you more flexible and cost efficient datacenter, where we can use software-defined compute, Storage and networking to build our datacenter.[Not sure if this is correct. ]
Server 2016 offers Nested Virtualization in hyper-v, so now you can install hyper-v inside a virtual machine.
Microsoft has introduced the smallest server, which is smaller than the server core.
Offer application isolation sing namespace technology.
Offer isolation for hyper-v
To manage windows and hyper v container.
It helps you to connect your VM from HOST without any other configuration.
Linux Secure Boot
Now we can create generation 2 linux VM in hyper-v.
To make the management of multiple VM easier
Failover Cluster Improvement
Create a cloud witness by using azure
Storage agnostic block level replication
Storage Space Direct
Storage space direct removes need of shared SAS.
Network virtualization offers you the foundation of achieving SDN.
These are not the only new features we have in server 2016, it is just a few points. You will have more than this in your MCSA certification.
Once you will complete your MCSA certification with server 2016 you will be able to work with
a.Installation, Storage and compute, DSC
b.Networking which IPV4/6 , SDN, NPS, NAP, VPN, DAS, network virtualization.
c.Identity means ADDS, ADRMS, ADFS, ADCS, DAC, Azure AD.