Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Today I’ve passed Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 and I’ve became Microsoft Certifies Solution Associate Windows Server 2012. For that exam wasn’t so hard because I am testing Windows Server 2012 from pre-beta stages, but the exam wasn’t so easy also. As described in Microsoft learning site the exam is divided in 3 smaller exams:

  • Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services


As you can see these smaller exams you can guess how many question the exam has. If you decide to take this exam I suggest to learn the following technologies in Windows Server 2012:

  • Hyper-V
  • IPAM
  • Clusters
  • File Services
  • Active Directory and AD Federation Services
  • Windows Backup
  • Network Policy Server
  • Dynamic Access Control
  • Remote Access


Taking this exam if you eligible to take it will give you MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certificate. This certificate counts as credit towards the following certificates:

  • MCSE: Server Infrastructure
  • MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure

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