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MCSA: Windows Server 2012

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by Hopest, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Hopest

    Hopest New Member

    Found on the Microsoft website that if you have the MCITP: Virtualisation Administrator you can upgrade it to MCSA: Server 2012 by doing Exam 417.

    Is this right?

    I was going to do the following 70-640,70-642 and 70-646 to get the MCSA for 2008 and then really never thought about 2012 but you can do the Exam 417 at a later date.

    But not am thinking might as well do one more exam to get MCITP for Virt Admin and then do the Exam to achieve MCSA?

    I am correct in my thinking or what do you guys think?
  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    Yes that is correct, 70-417 will upgrade any of the following to a 2012 MCSA:

    MCSA: Windows Server 2008
    MCITP: Server Administrator1
    MCITP: Enterprise Administrator1
    MCITP: Virtualization Administrator1
    MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator
    MCITP: Lync Server Administrator
    MCITP: SharePoint Administrator
    MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator

    Should you do extra exams to get the extra certs? I suppose it all depends on what technology you work with in my humble opinion as I personally don't bother if I don't work with the technology. Purely because I've got too much still to learn on things I work with every day. If I did the MCITP:VA for instance, I'd have forgotten most of it in a few months as we don't use Hyper-V. That said I've studied for exams when I don't work with a technology and it has improved my overall general knowledge of infrastructure support, so I suppose you can't go wrong either way :)

    That is of course just my 2 cents mate. No right or wrong answer I don't think. I am really glad that an upgrade from 2008 etc is just one exam. I'll definitely be taking 70-417 at some point hopefully. Cheers, Jim
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  3. Hopest

    Hopest New Member

    Cheers fella,

    It's good to be apart of the forum.

    I work with Hyper-V everyday so this seems like a better route and easier for me to get where I want.

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