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My MCSA 2012 exam experience February 3, 2013

Posted by vbry21 in Microsoft Training, Windows 2012, Windows 2012 Hyper-V.
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On Friday 1st February 2013 I sat and passed my 070-417 Microsoft exam, with the passing of the exam I upgraded my Windows 2008 Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate to become a Windows 2012 Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate.

Let me tell you about my experience.

My first step was to identify the path required to allow me to sit and pass the exam.

First port of call was Microsoft’s certification site, this lead me to the information that in order to become an MCSA in Windows 2012 I had to either pass three exams.

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012                Exam 410

Administering Windows Server 2012                                       Exam 411

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services     Exam 412

Or as my preferred route already being a MCSA 2008, just one exam.

Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012       Exam 417

To give an overview of the Exam 417, but not giving any questions away, the exam actually consists of three exams, the 410, 411 and 412, the exam consists of around 20 questions per exam and you must pass all 3 sections.

Being a Microsoft Certified Trainer I used the following materials for my preparation.

Course 20410     Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Course 20411     Administering Windows Server 2012

Course 20412     Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Course 20417     Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

In addition I installed a little test lab of 3 Windows 2012 servers, I installed and played with all the features mentioned on all the courses.

Good luck if you intend to sit any of the exams, but of course if you prepare well, then luck is not an issue.

 

 

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1. sam - January 3, 2014

“luck is not an issue”
Well said and hope people will understand it.


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