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MCSA Windows Server 2012 certification

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Prove your mastery of the primary set of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 skills required to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value.

Earning an MCSA Windows Server 2012 certification qualifies you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or as a computer network specialist, and it is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).

How to become MCSA Windows Server 2012  certified

Required exams and recommended training

Required Exam Recommended Training 
70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server (M20410)
70-411  Administering Windows Server 2012 (M20411) 
70-412  Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (M20412) 

You can substitute Exam 346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements, Exam 409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center or Exam 462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases, for Exam 412.

Follow on certification

MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification

Upgrade paths

You can upgrade these certifications to the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification.

MCSA: Microsoft 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

Upgrade exam and recommended training

Required Exam Recommended Training 
70-417 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 (M20417)

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