MCSA Windows Server 2012

June 5, 2012

The release candidate for Windows Server 2012 became available 31:st of May and the learning path for MCSA Windows Server 2012 wasn’t far behind.
I found this really exciting news at the Born2Learn Blog in an article written by Veronica Sopher

Gear Up for Windows Server 2012 Training + Certification

And I’m really excited, there is a upgrade path for MCITP Virtualization Administrators.

There are two paths to achieve this new MCSA certification, upgrade your existing MCSA/MCITP or pass three exams.


MCSA Windows Server 2012 exams:
70-410 –
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
70-411 – Administering Windows Server 2012
70-412 – Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

The upgradeable certifications are:
MCSA: Windows Server 2008
MCITP: Virtualization Administrator
MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator
MCITP: Lync Server Administrator
MCITP: SharePoint Administrator
MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator

The additional exam 70-417 – Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 grants you the MCSA Windows Server 2012 and are a prerequisite for the MCSE Server Infrastructure and MCSE Desktop Infrastructure

What resources are available for us now?

Free e-book
A few days ago a free e-book was released
Introducing Windows Server 2012 which is based on the beta release of Windows Server 2012. 

Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform
There is a lot of information found regarding the new platform at the
Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform that will be useful in preparation for the exams.

Download the release candidate and start building your environment.
Download Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC)

Windows Server 2012 Jump Start
Leveraging the popular “Jump Start” virtual classroom approach, Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus and Microsoft Partner Corey Hynes will walk you through their personal favorite feature sets while answering why and how each one will have a positive impact on improving your day-to-day IT environment. These accelerated, engaging and demo-heavy sessions are guaranteed to get you excited and ready to try them yourself.
Windows Server 2012: Preparing for the Datacenter Evolution



Now I really look forward to see the announcement for the new MCSE Private Cloud based on MCSA Windows Server 2012

My guess is something like this:

MCSA_AchievedStep + PrivCloudStep2 + PrivCloudStep3



Open your books and start preparing,
you know I do…