New book: Exam Ref 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2

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     We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 (9780735684409), by J.C. Mackin.

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    Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2! Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-417 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Windows Server 2012 R2 core infrastructure services. Exam 70-417 is an upgrade exam that is a composite of three standalone exams: 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412. Exam 70-417 validates skills related to core features and functionality of Windows Server 2012 R2, from the existing knowledge base of a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator for Windows Server 2008.

    Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:

    EXAM 70-410

    • Install and configure servers
    • Configure server roles and features
    • Configure Hyper-V
    • Deploy and configure core network services
    • Install and administer Active Directory

    EXAM 70-411

    • Deploy, manage, and maintain servers
    • Configure network services and access
    • Configure a network policy server infrastructure
    • Configure and manage Active Directory
    • Configure and manage Group Policy

    EXAM 70-412

    • Configure and manage high availability
    • Configure file and storage solutions
    • Implement business continuity and disaster recovery
    • Configure network services
    • Configure identity and access solutions

    This Microsoft Exam Ref:

    · Organizes its coverage by exam objectives.

    · Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you.

    About the Authors
    J.C. Mackin, MCSA, MCSE, is a writer, editor, and Microsoft Certified Trainer who has focused on Windows networking technologies since Windows NT 4.0. He has written or coauthored more than 10 books about Windows administration and certification.

  • Hi Veronica,

    Is Exam 70-417 a substitute for Exams 70-410, 70-411 and 70-411?

    I am preparing for 70-410.

    Kindly advise.


  • This exam is intended for IT professionals who want to validate the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the Windows Server 2012 core infrastructure services. Candidates have already earned the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification or one of the following MCITP certifications: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2, Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010, Lync Server Administrator 2010, SharePoint Administrator 2010, or Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7.

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