MCSA: Server 2012 is broken into three exams that mirror the three stages of implementing Server 2012 in an enterprise environment. This 70-410 exam covers how to install Server 2012 and do initial configuration. After finishing this Server 2012 training, you'll know how to plan and install a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, including how to setup AD, set group policies, and fire up some VMs.
This Server 2012 training is considered associate-level Microsoft training, which means it was designed for systems administrators. This 70-410 course is valuable for new IT professionals with at least a year of experience with Microsoft infrastructure and experienced systems administrators looking to validate their Microsoft skills.
Nevermind the fact that Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is five years old, it's not in danger of going way of the dodo bird anytime soon. In fact, Spiceworks reported last year that about a quarter of servers are still using Server 2012, and with Microsoft not planning to end mainstream support for the OS in 2018 (and continuing extended support until 2023), it's safe to say that Server 2012 is sticking around for awhile.
What does that mean for you? Well, if you've been thinking about pursuing MCSA Windows Server 2012, you still have plenty of time. However, keep in mind that you do have to pass three exams to earn the certification. So we put together a comprehensive study plan for the first of these three exams: the 70-410. By the end, you'll be on your way to Windows Server 2012 success!
Before you jump into watching videos, do your homework so you'll have a better understanding of the 70-410 exam. Visit the Microsoft Learning Center's MCSA Windows Server 2012 section to learn about the exam, exam requirements, and study resources. If you are feeling especially brave, you could try a practice exam to get a feel for the exam and test your baseline knowledge. Don't get discouraged by your score, though. Remember, you're just starting your MCSA Windows Server 2012 journey.
During Week 1 we recommend watching the first seven videos of Garth Schulte's Microsoft Windows Server 2012 70-410 with R2 Updates course. You'll be learning how to plan for a server installation, how to install a server, and server roles.
Because there's a lot to cover in regard to the 70-410 exam, we will stick to the nitty gritty for the next 17 weeks of this study plan, making it easy for you to identify what videos you need to watch, available supplemental resources, and how to get hands on with Server 2012.
Watch: Videos 38-42 cover important Server 2012 configuration tasks, including WinRM, down-level server management, and multi-server management.Action item: Courtesy of Microsoft's TechNet library once again, reading this article can help you better understand WinRM.
In this intermediate Microsoft Server 2012 training, Garth Schulte prepares learners to take the 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412 exam, which are the three exams required to earn the MCSA: Server 2012 certification.
By completing this 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412 training and earning the MCSA: Server 2012, systems administrators will be better prepared to get more senior systems administrator roles and be one step closer to systems engineer.
For anyone who leads a technology team that uses Microsoft products, this Server 2012 training can be used for 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412 exam prep, for on-boarding new systems administrators, or as part of a team training plan.
This Server 2012 training is considered associate-level Microsoft training, which means it was designed for systems administrators. This 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412 course is valuable for new IT professionals with at least a year of experience with Microsoft infrastructure and experienced systems administrators looking to validate their Microsoft skills. 2b1af7f3a8