Despite the fact that Microsoft Windows Server 2012 has been around for five years, it is not in danger of being discontinued anytime soon. Spiceworks last year reported that around 25% of servers still use Server 2012, and that Microsoft has not announced that it will end mainstream support for the OS in 2018. They also plan to continue extended support until 2023. It’s safe to assume that Server 2012 will be around for a while.
What does this mean for you? You still have time if you are interested in MCSA Windows Server 2012. To earn certification, you must pass three exams. We have created a comprehensive study guide for the 70-410 exam. You’ll be well on your way to Windows Server 2012 success by the end!
Do your research before you start watching videos. This will help you to understand the 70-410 exam. To learn more about the exam, requirements and study materials, visit the Microsoft Learning Center’s MCSA Windows Server 2012. You can also take a practice exam if you feel brave. This will allow you to get a feel of the exam and test your knowledge. Do not let your score discourage you. Keep in mind that you are just beginning your MCSA Windows Server 2012 journey.
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Start training. We recommend that you watch the first seven videos from Garth Schulte’s Microsoft Windows Server 2012 70-405 with R2 Updates course. This course will teach you how to plan for a server install, how to install a new server, and what roles to play.
It is a good idea for your training to include textbooks. Any of these books is a good choice.
MCSA 70-410 Cert guide R2: Configuring Windows Server 2012
Exam Ref 70-405 Configuring Windows Server 2012 (MCSA)
MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Complete Exam Guide: Exams 70-401, 70-411, 70-412
You’re good to go!
We will not go into detail about the 70-410 exam. Instead, we will focus on the details for the next 17 weeks. This will make it easy to identify the videos you need to see, the available supplemental resources, as well as how to access Server 2012.
Video 8-12 covers server core and delegating admin. Videos 9-12 include hands-on virtual labs. Please note that videos 9-12 feature hands-on virtual labs.
Watch Videos 13-17, which focus on configuring servers and deploying roles on remote server servers. Next, explore Microsoft’s TechNet Scripting for Windows PowerShell. Action item: Take your time to review all labs that are associated with videos 13-17.
Watch: Videos 18-24. Watch videos 18-24. Read Derek Schauland’s “What You Need to Know about Storage Spaces to Pass Exam 70-405” article. Action item: Take a practice test to see where your skills are at this stage.
You can watch videos 25-32 that cover topics such creating and configuring shares and configuring various permissions.