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Misunderstanding on MCSA RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I would like to know this MCSA book-->> ( Exam Ref 70-417 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server® 2012 )

    Is this ready for MCSA 2008 owner for upgrade purpose? or also available for newbie without any Microsoft certificate?

    Regards

    Ivanavy

    Friday, January 3, 2014 7:12 AM

Answers

  • Exam 70-417 is used to upgrade your existing MCSA 2008 certification or similar certs listed here https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-417.aspx to new MCSA 2012.

    If you don't have any of the listed certifications

    • MCSA 2008
    • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on 2008 R2
    • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging
    • MCITP: Lync
    • MCITP: SharePoint 2010
    • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7

    Then you will not get MCSA 2012 credentials if you will take and pass this exam. Check the MCSA page for more information https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcsa-windows-server-certification.aspx


    Marek Chmel(MVP SQL Server, MCSE SharePoint 2013, MCT, CCNA,CCDA)
    Please Mark As Answer if my post solves your problem or Vote As Helpful if a post has been helpful for you.

    Friday, January 3, 2014 9:45 AM
  • Hi, Ivanavy.

    I want to answer your questions specifically about the book.

    Here is the book: http://www.amazon.com/Exam-Ref-70-417-Upgrading-Windows/dp/0735673047/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388749922&sr=8-1&keywords=70-417

    As already stated by Marek, 70-417 is an upgrade exam for people who have already earned the MCSA for Windows 2008.

    This upgrade exam includes specially selected topics from 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412 exams. It does NOT include ALL topics from these exams. These are the three exams needed by a newbie looking to earn MCSA for Windows 2012.

    The book received many favorable reviews by buyers on Amazon.com. However, because it focuses on just selected topics for the three exams, it is an incomplete study guide for 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412. If a person hasn't earned MCSA for Windows 2008, I'd instead recommend purchasing the individual guides for these three exams. I hope this is clear.

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson


    Friday, January 3, 2014 11:50 AM
    Answerer

All replies

  • Exam 70-417 is used to upgrade your existing MCSA 2008 certification or similar certs listed here https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-417.aspx to new MCSA 2012.

    If you don't have any of the listed certifications

    • MCSA 2008
    • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on 2008 R2
    • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging
    • MCITP: Lync
    • MCITP: SharePoint 2010
    • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7

    Then you will not get MCSA 2012 credentials if you will take and pass this exam. Check the MCSA page for more information https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcsa-windows-server-certification.aspx


    Marek Chmel(MVP SQL Server, MCSE SharePoint 2013, MCT, CCNA,CCDA)
    Please Mark As Answer if my post solves your problem or Vote As Helpful if a post has been helpful for you.

    Friday, January 3, 2014 9:45 AM
  • Hi, Ivanavy.

    I want to answer your questions specifically about the book.

    Here is the book: http://www.amazon.com/Exam-Ref-70-417-Upgrading-Windows/dp/0735673047/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388749922&sr=8-1&keywords=70-417

    As already stated by Marek, 70-417 is an upgrade exam for people who have already earned the MCSA for Windows 2008.

    This upgrade exam includes specially selected topics from 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412 exams. It does NOT include ALL topics from these exams. These are the three exams needed by a newbie looking to earn MCSA for Windows 2012.

    The book received many favorable reviews by buyers on Amazon.com. However, because it focuses on just selected topics for the three exams, it is an incomplete study guide for 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412. If a person hasn't earned MCSA for Windows 2008, I'd instead recommend purchasing the individual guides for these three exams. I hope this is clear.

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson


    Friday, January 3, 2014 11:50 AM
    Answerer
  • Hi Danny and Davin

    Thanks for you prompt replied.

    I purely understand your explanation.


    Regards with Thanks

    Ivan

    Friday, January 3, 2014 2:30 PM