New book: Exam Ref 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services

  • From Microsoft Press

     We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services (9780735673618), by J.C. Mackin and Orin Thomas.

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    Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2! Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-412—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of advanced configuration tasks for Windows Server infrastructure. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA or MCSE level.

    Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:

    · Configure and manage high availability

    · Configure file and storage solutions

    · Implement business continuity and disaster recovery

    · Configure network services

    · Configure the Active Directory infrastructure

    · Configure access and information protection solutions

    This Microsoft Exam Ref:

    · Organizes its coverage by objectives for Exam 70-412.

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

    · Designed for IT professionals who have real-world experience configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 services in an enterprise environment.

    Note: Exam 70-412 counts as credit toward MCSA and MCSE certifications

    About the Authors

    J.C. Mackin, MCITP, MCSE, MCT, has 10+ years' experience with Microsoft networks and is an IT consultant, trainer, and author.

    Orin Thomas is a consultant, writer, and Microsoft MVP whose books include the Microsoft Press Training Kits for Exams 70-646, 70-647, 70-662, and 70-680. He is also a contributing editor for Windows IT Pro magazine.

  • Has anyone read this as a means to prepare for the 70-412 exam?  The two amazon reviews don't do much to put me at ease about the book.