In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Microsoft is implementing several temporary changes to our training and certification program. Learn more.This exam retires on January 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM Central Time. You will no longer be able to take the exam after this date. Learn more about upcoming exam retirements.Candidates for this exam manage identities using the functionalities in Windows Server 2016. Candidates install, configure, manage, and maintain Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) as well as implement Group Policy Objects (GPOs).Candidates should also be familiar implementing and managing Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), Active Directory Federations Services (AD FS), Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS), and Web Application proxy.Note: There are exam updates effective as of November 3, 2017. To learn more about these changes and how they affect the skills measured, please download and review the Exam 742 change document.