MCSA: Windows Server 2012
Earning the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 certification confirms that you have core Windows Server 2012 skills that are relevant across multiple solution areas. This foundational certification validates your ability to work with Windows Server 2012 in a real-world business context.
MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification is a prerequisite for MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification and MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification.
Upgrading to MCSA: Windows Server 2012
You only need to take one upgrade exam (70-417) if you have one of the following certifications:
- MCSA: Windows Server 2008
- MCITP: Virtualization Administrator
- MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator
- MCITP: Lync Server Administrator
- MCITP: SharePoint Administrator
- MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator
The following courses help you prepare for this certification.
MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization
Candidates for this exam should have more than one and a half years of experience working with Windows Server 2008, including Windows Server 2008 R2 environments, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, and Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 as virtualization administrators. Additionally, candidates have experience with server virtualization products and technologies, including Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, Windows PowerShell 2.0, and System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007.
Credit Toward Certification
When you pass Exam 70-659: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization
Exam: 70-659: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator
MCTS: Microsoft Windows Server 2008
The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) credential is the foundation of Windows Server 2008 certifications and a prerequisite for earning the MCITP on Windows Server 2008 certification. Earn all three MCTS certifications to show your breadth of expertise across different products, or pursue just one certification. Use the following information to identify the certification that best fits your current role and career goals.
Audience Profile 1
You work—or plan to work—with Active Directory and Directory Services, Active Directory server roles, certificate management, and Group Policy.
Certification: MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration
Exam: Exam 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
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Audience Profile 2
You work—or plan to work—with IP addressing and services, names resolution, file and print services, network access and remote access, and monitoring network services.
Certification: MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration
Exam: Exam 70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
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