If you are interested in employment beyond help desk and would like to work on servers, your best bet is to pursue a systems admin position. Systems admins work directly on systems, typically servers, typically in server farms or data centers. Windows server has the lion’s portion of the market share the best thing for your resume is to have some Microsoft Windows Server certification.
To get a MCSA in Server 2016 you will need to take the follow 3 exams. I have included link for more information and study materials.
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: Install Windows Servers in host and compute environments (10-15%), implement storage solutions (10-15%), implement Hyper-V (20-25%), implement Windows containers (5-10%), implement high availability (30-35%), and maintain and monitor server environments (10-15%).
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: Implement Domain Name System (DNS) (15-20%), implement DHCP (15-20%), implement IP Address Management (IPAM) (15-20%), implement network connectivity and remote access solutions (25-30%), implement core and distributed network solutions (10-15%), and implement an advanced network infrastructure (10-15%).
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: Install and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) (20-25%), manage and maintain AD DS (15-20%), create and manage Group Policy (25-30%), implement Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) (10-15%), implement identity federation and access solutions (15-20%).
Bundle 3 books
MCSA Windows Server 2016 Exam Ref 3-Pack: Exams 70-740, 70-741, and 70-742 1st Edition by Microsoft and Andrew Warren