An important upgrade exam for many Microsoft Certified IT professionals has been published. You've been busy putting your Windows Server knowledge and skills to work. Now it's time to invest in advancing your credentials and prepare for the next step in your career. Today is the day. Make the commitment to update your Windows Server certification to 2012 by booking your seat for the newly published exam 70-417.
If you currently hold MCSA: Windows Server 2008 or one of the MCITP titles listed below, you can earn MCSA: Windows Server 2012 by passing this one exam.
Read up on the list of skills measured on the official exam details page.
Looking for peer support or want to share study tips for this exam? Join this forum thread.
Ready to schedule the exam? Don't forget to grab a "free second shot" voucher.
Welcome to the Windows Server 2012 certification path!
*Working with Windows Server 2012 but not prevoiusly certified? Your path to MCSA: Windows Server 2012 is here, with exams 410, 411 and 412.
*Exams 413, 414, 415 and 416 are scheduled for publication in mid-October, 2012
Am I reading this graphic right? Has Microsoft finally realized that MCITP: Enterprise Administrators should be awarded MCSA: Windows Server 2008 along with the MCITP: Server Administrators?
@Benjamin - That has been the case. Here's the blog post from April: borntolearn.mslearn.net/.../your-questions-answered.aspx
Was there a beta test of this exam?
1) When will the Exchange 2013 material be annouced?
2) Why wasn't the Server 2012 book released at the same time as the tests going live? I understand that a few things might change between RC and RTM, but releasing the test 2 or 3 months before the book is due seems a little strange.
I'm not looking forward to the confusion between the acronymns (as others have stated previously). It would be nice if MCITP:EAs got a bit of a leg up on the MCSE test path, but nothing can be done about it now.
@Scripts - There is a Windows Server 2012 book out right now from Microsoft Press. shop.oreilly.com/.../0790145372536.do
I Passed the 70-417 as of 1:30 PST
@cavarpe - Wow, that was fast. Congratulations!
Now to wait for the Beta Results for 71-413 and 71-414
Congrats Cavarpe. I just got to know I've passed 70-410 :)
Second Shot Voucher says its only for the 70-410, 411 and 412 exams not 417. Am I missing something? Request voucher only lists those 3, nothing about 417 voucher for second shot.
When will the 20417B course be released which contains the RTM of Windows 2012?
Passed 71-410 71-411 and 71-412 so I'm MCSA 2012 !!
Re: Anonymous comment above - "Second Shot Voucher says its only for the 70-410, 411 and 412 exams not 417. Am I missing something?"
Second Shot is good for all 070 exams. Are you having trouble booking the exam with your voucher code?
Reference: Second Shot FAQ www.microsoft.com/.../secondshot-faq.aspx
Re: Anonymous comment - "When will the 20417B course be released which contains the RTM of Windows 2012?"
If you're an MCT, please post questions and discussions re: courseware in the MCT forum.
@KingBalinor - Congratulations on your brand new MCSA title!