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.
This accelerated certification prep Jump Start will help IT Pros with their Windows Server 2008 certification to upgrade their skills to Windows Server 2012 in preparation for exam 70-417 (supports MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure; MCSE: Server Infrastructure; and/or MCSE: Private Cloud).
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 a qualifying Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000, or Windows XP certification
Get hands-on instruction and practice configuring and implementing new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is designed for IT professionals who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. It presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server technologies and skills equivalent to MCSA: Windows Server 2008 credential. The course covers the new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, including management, network infrastructure, storage, access control, virtualization, high availability, and identity federation. Specific technologies covered include Windows PowerShell, Storage Spaces and Internet Small Computer System interface (iSCSI), Active Directory, Hyper-V, implementation of Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs, and Web Application Proxy (WAP). The course also covers Failover Clustering, Federation Services as well as access and information provisioning and protection technologies such as Dynamic Access Control, and Web Application Proxy integration with Federation Services and Workplace Join. This course is not a product upgrade course, detailing considerations for migrating and upgrading your specific environment to Windows Server 2012. Rather, this course will update your existing Windows Server 2008 knowledge and skills to Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2. This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012, which is the upgrade exam for individuals who hold an MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification. Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.
This Study Guide targets IT Professionals preparing for the MCSA on Windows Server 2012 certification via the single-exam upgrade path involving Exam 70-417, Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012. You can use this Study Guide to prepare for Exam 70-417 if you’ve already achieved one of these prior certifications: •MCSA: Windows Server 2008 •MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008 •MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008 •MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2 •MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010 •MCITP: Lync Server Administrator 2010 •MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010 •MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7
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