• Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Server 2012 Overview (70-417)

    Posted on September 22, 2013 by in Certifications, Studying

    Well It’s been a few months since my last updates but I’m back with a new topic to learn/revise/study and this time it’s upgrading my Windows Server 2008 MCSA (What WAS the MCITP:SA) to Windows Server 2012 MCSA.

    This is purely an overview of what I’ll be covering in the coming months, but it’s worth noting from the outset that this exam is 3 exams in 1 with a runtime of 3 hours.

    Effectively you will be sitting the 70-410/411/412.

    That means you need to pass each of these as the exam is broken down in to the three different parts covering each exam. If you fail one you fail them all e.g

    Exam 70-471:

    • Part 1 (70-410) – You score 88%
    • Part 2 (70-411) – You score 95%
    • Part 3 (70-412) – You score 66%

    Due to the score on Part 3 of the exam, this means you will fail the exam overall even though you passed the previous two parts.

    So you really need to have those skills up to scratch! Anyway lets crack on…..

    I’m going to be aiming to cover all the topics but broken down in to these sections:

    • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
    • Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012 Servers
    • Managing Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
    • Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012
    • Implementing Network Services
    • Implementing DirectAccess
    • Implementing Failover Clustering
    • Implementing Hyper-V
    • Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
    • Implementing Dynamic Access Control
    • Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
    • Implementing Active Directory Federation Services

    With a final overview, showing which posts cover which sections from the “skills required” ready for the exam (https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-417.aspx)

    With that said it’s time to get cracking with some of the labs…..


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