Gear Up for Windows Server 2012 Training + Certification

Gear Up for Windows Server 2012 Training + Certification

Veronica Sopher - Microsoft

Cloud Optimize your IT with Windows Server 2012

In case you've been living under a rock, the Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate came out on May 31, 2012! Windows Server powers many of the worlds' largest datacenters, enables small businesses around the world, and delivers value to organizations of all sizes in between. Building on this legacy, Windows Server 2012 redefines the category, delivering hundreds of new features and enhancements spanning virtualization, networking, storage, user experience, cloud computing, automation, and more. Simply put, Windows Server 2012 helps you transform your IT operations to reduce costs and deliver a whole new level of business value.

 

How is Microsoft Learning helping you?

We are committed to bringing you learning resources, training opportunities and (soon) certification for Windows Server 2012 so you can take your organization and your career to the next level. Here's a list of what's available now:

  • The Introducing Windows Server 2012 e-book by Mitch Tulloch and the Windows Server BG is available for download now! If you're attending TechEd North America and Europe in June, you can get a special edition hard copy at Microsoft Learning's booth.
  • The Windows Server 2012 Jump Start is scheduled for June 20-21. We blogged about it here. Register now and encourage your peers to do the same! Responses have been overwhelming positive and we may need to cap the number soon.
  • The new MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification validates the platform level skills for a number of MCSE Certifications for IT Professionals. The first exam in the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification path will be available in beta on June 11 for attendees of TechEd North America and TechEd Europe, giving IT Professionals a head start on their Windows Server 2012 certification goals:
    -- Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • The earliest, deepest, and highest quality Windows Server 2012 courseware in the industry will be available to our Learning Partners beginning June 8! This is the first of three waves of courseware for Windows Server 2012. Contact your favorite Microsoft Learning Partner for exact course offerings and schedule:
    -- 40005A: First Look Clinic: Windows Server 2012 - June 8, 2012
    -- 40006A: Hands On Lab: Windows Server 2012 - June 25, 2012
    -- 20410A: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 - August 3, 2012 (maps to MCSA Exam 70-410)
    -- 20417A: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 - August 3, 2012 (maps to Upgrade Exam 70-417)
  • The new MCSE: Server Infrastructure and MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certifications support key server and cloud technology solutions built on the Windows Server 2012 platform.

 Are you as excited about all this as we are? Don't forget to request AND redeem your 2-for-1 exam voucher offer by June 30, 2012 so you can use your freebie toward one of these Windows Server 2012 exams!

 

  • rellufgerg
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    Looking forward to an exciting cloud experience in the new windows server 2012 in a world of endless possibilities.

  • rellufgerg
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    When will the self study books be available?

  • David Thomassen
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    Given the failure of the MCITP and MCTS qualifications can these also be rebranded back into the MCSE fold please.  This would then allow me to simplify my qualification list and match it with the expectations of HR and Agencies.

  • Veronica Sopher - Microsoft
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    Hi @David -- MCITP and MCTS are titles you have worked hard to earn. We are providing upgrade paths for you to work toward MCSE in new technologies as they become available. For example, this page outlines steps to upgrade from MCITP to MCSE: Server Infrastructure www.microsoft.com/.../mcse-server-infrastructure.aspx   You may also like to know we have a great 2-for-1 exam voucher offer going on now: http://aka.ms/Prometric241

  • David Thomassen
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    I know I worked hard to attain them, but Microsoft did not keep their end of the bargain by prompting the change from MCSE to MCITP to Agencies and HR departments.  Given I cannot falsely describe myself on a CV it would be nice of Microsoft to add the "Also known as MCSE 2008" to various MCITP qualifications.  (Also the MCSA to the MCTSs).

    Given I have alread achieved the MCITP qualifications the 2-for-1 exam vouchers are a waste of time, as they cannot be retroactively applied to exams I have already taken.

  • Veronica Sopher - Microsoft
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    Hi @David -- If you want to upgrade your certification to one that covers new/current technologies, you may wish to pursue one the new MCSE titles. More info here: http://aka.ms/MCSE

  • Matthias Reinhardt
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    Hi Veronica,

    excuse my question. But is there just one exam necessary for upgrading MCITP EA? (70-417)?

    regards from germany.

  • Claymoore
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    Are the beta exas going to be publicly available or are they only being offered to TechEd attendees?

  • Victor Zaidi
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    OK , You got me now , I was hanging around all your sites and got lost a thousand times , but always had fun .

    I wil sent a couple of Emails to other partners here in belgium  to advise me on which training and where. But I think the Desktop or server way seems to be a good start, Please advice me on this ? I also hope  that 659 could be do-able, but I also want to go the SMB and Buisness Int. way . well I do not know how thechnical the exams are but with all i read Installing 6 or so seats on a 365 off. and then knowing your way around the different tools and panels and all the rules should give you a good preparation , not? I am compeletely new at this but it is all the differnt ways of configuring and implenting them that seems to be hard . ok , Thank you all for your help and good company, I will meet you all at the JUMP start in june , but will try to keep you informed aswell . Good luck and cheers,  

    by , Belgian Vic

  • rellufgerg
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    SO I took some SQL server exams in April and now the new certification is out , any idea when I'll be sent voucher to attend new exams ?

    Cheers

  • moham_ganoup
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    "

    SO I took some SQL server exams in April and now the new certification is out , any idea when I'll be sent voucher to attend new exams ?

    Cheers"

    this applies to 2-for-1 vouchers

  • rellufgerg
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    Server Infrastructure and Private seems a good choice. I got the same question, how will we be notified for the 2 for 1 voucher.

    hope the new MCSE doesnt expire by mid 2013.

  • rellufgerg
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    Veronica, Could you please help guide us to a training book/soft copy for the Server Infrastructure or Private Cloud if any . thanks

  • rellufgerg
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    is this still "busy"?

    questions about the MCSE private cloud: www.microsoft.com/.../cert-private-cloud.aspx

    in the text the MCSA: WIndows Server 2008 is named 3 time as a requiset, but in the pic only MCSA: Windows Server 2012 is shown.

    So is the MCSA Server 2008 (aka MCITP: Server Administrator) is ok for MCSE private cloud?

    Regards Peter

  • Peter Hollaender
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    just recognized, my live ID is working here :)

    so the last question is mine,   Peter

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