Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

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This exam is intended for IT professionals who want to validate the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the Windows Server 2012 core infrastructure services. Candidates have already earned a qualifying Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000, or Windows XP certification:

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2008
  • MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008
  • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008
  • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2
  • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010
  • MCITP: Lync Server Administrator 2010
  • MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010
  • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7
  • MCDST: Windows XP
  • MCSE: Windows 2000
  • MCSA Windows 2000
  • MCSA: Security on Windows 2000
  • MCSA: Security on Windows 2003
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2003
  • MCSE: Security on Windows 2000
  • MCSE: Security on Windows 2003
  • MCSE: Windows Server 2003
  • MCSA: Messaging on Windows Server 2000
  • MCSA: Messaging on Windows Server 2003
  • MCSE: Messaging on Windows Server 2000
  • MCSE: Messaging on Windows Server 2003

This exam has been updated to cover the recent technology updates in Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. For more details, you may review the documents on the exam detail pages for exams 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412.

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  • 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

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    This exam is intended for IT professionals who want to validate the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the Windows Server 2012 core infrastructure services. Candidates have already earned a qualifying Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000, or Windows XP certification.

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Skills measured

  • Install and configure servers
  • Configure server roles and features
  • Configure Hyper-V
  • Install and administer Active Directory
  • Deploy, manage, and maintain servers
  • Configure network services and access
  • Configure a network policy server infrastructure
  • Configure and manage Active Directory
  • Configure and manage Group Policy
  • Configure and manage high availability
  • Configure file and storage solutions
  • Implement business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Configure network services
  • Configure access and information protection solutions

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