SERVER PLATFORM - December Readiness Update

Upgrade your Windows Server 2008 certification – special offer

Windows Server 2008 certification holders: Buy an MCSE: Server Infrastructure, MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure, or MCSE: Private Cloud upgrade certification exam set, and get an exam 70-417 at no-cost, along with complimentary training for the exam and Second Shot offers (retakes!) on all of the exams in the pack. Request your certification today.

Refreshed sales assessment

The Sales Specialist assessment has been revised for Windows Server 2012 and is now available for you to take as part of your Server Platform Competency achievement. It’s in English only right now, but will be available in multiple languages later this year.

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V meets high IT demands, saves on costs

An independent evaluation recently published by ESG Labs reveals that Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V running SQL Server 2012 tier-1 workloads in a virtualized environment significantly improved performance, scalability, and the ability to reduce IT’s total cost of ownership. The report is fully redistributable by partners and a great tool for helping customers understand Hyper-V’s ability to meet their most demanding IT needs without sacrificing performance. For more information, check out the Server and Cloud blog or go directly to the full and summary reports.

Windows Server 2012 learning path – more than 80 technical courses

Find training on popular topics including Hyper-V, networking, and storage. Less techie-types can check out the sales and licensing training, get a product overview, or take an MSL course and exam that leads to MCSA/MCSE certifications.

Windows Server 2012 exams

The following exams, which can help you meet Server Platform competency requirements, are now available at Prometric test centers worldwide. These exams are also applicable for Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification:

· 70-413 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

· 70-414 Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure