Exam 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

This exam retired on January 31, 2021. For currently available options, please refer to the Browse Certifications and Exams page.

This exam is part one of a series of two exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to design, implement, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise scaled, highly virtualized environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to plan, configure, and implement the Windows Server 2012 services, such as server deployment, server virtualization, and network access and infrastructure. Passing this exam along with the other exam confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for designing, deploying, and maintaining infrastructure services in a Windows Server 2012 environment.


As of April 2014, this exam includes content covering Windows Server 2012 R2.

Part of the requirements for: MCSE: Core Infrastructure

Related exams: none

Important: See details

Go to Certification Dashboard

Schedule exam

  • 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

    Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil)

    Retirement date: **

    This exam is part one of a series of two exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to design, implement, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise scaled, highly virtualized environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to plan, configure, and implement the Windows Server 2012 services, such as server deployment, server virtualization, and network access and infrastructure. Passing this exam along with the other exam confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for designing, deploying, and maintaining infrastructure services in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

    Price based on the country in which the exam is proctored.

    for Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

    All objectives of the exam are covered in depth so you'll be ready for any question on the exam.

Skills measured

  • Plan and deploy a server infrastructure (20–25%)
  • Design and implement network infrastructure services (20–25%)
  • Design and implement network access services (15–20%)
  • Design and implement an Active Directory infrastructure (logical) (20–25%)
  • Design and implement an Active Directory infrastructure (physical) (20–25%)

Download exam skills outline

Two ways to prepare

Learning paths to gain the skills needed to become certified

    Learning paths are not yet available for this exam

There may be certifications and prerequisites related to "Exam 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure"

  • MCSE: Core Infrastructure

    This certification validates that you have the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data center, identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking.

Exam resources

Exam Replay

See two great offers to help boost your odds of success.

Certification dashboard

Review and manage your scheduled appointments, certificates, and transcripts.

Request accommodations

Learn more about requesting an accommodation for your exam.

Exam policies and FAQs

Review and manage your scheduled appointments, certificates, and transcripts.

* Pricing does not reflect any promotional offers or reduced pricing for Microsoft Imagine Academy program members, Microsoft Certified Trainers, and Microsoft Partner Network program members. Pricing is subject to change without notice. Pricing does not include applicable taxes. Please confirm exact pricing with the exam provider before registering to take an exam.

** Complete this exam before the retirement date to ensure it is applied toward your certification. After the retirement date, please refer to the related certification for exam requirements.