Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2 Exams - EFFECTIVE DATE ADJUSTED! RRS feed

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  • At least Microsoft gave some warning this time.  I remember the kerfuffle they caused when they updated the Server 2008 exams to include R2 and didn't tell anyone (or provide updated learning materials).
    Friday, January 10, 2014 3:21 PM
  • I agree, Charles. That was a mess.

    **I am hoping that a moderator (Jeff, Danny, et al.) would Sticky this message - just until February.


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Friday, January 10, 2014 3:45 PM
  • Hi Davin,

    Done, this message is now a Sticky until 1 February

    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer MCSE:Server Infrastructure


    Saturday, January 11, 2014 8:23 PM
  • Hello,

    I have just noticed that the exam will changed on the 28th January. I have actually scheduled my exam, and I will take Exam 070-417 next week (29-Jan). Does that mean that I have to cancel the exam? Because I do not have the new modules/books to study. If the exam is updated on the 28th Jan, and I have not studied the new materials, I am sure that I will fail. I have spent time and money studying for MSCE Certificate, I just want to know whether I have all the chances on my side to pass. Please let me know.

    Saturday, January 25, 2014 6:49 AM
  • Hi, Ken.

    Unfortunately, this exam will be updated on January 28th, 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

    It's too bad that Microsoft did not update the 70-417 exam description to tell you that. I know they did update the exam descriptions for the other core exams, like 70-410.

    70-410 http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-410.aspx

    70-417 UPGRADE http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-417.aspx

    You have three painful choices:

    • Just take it anyway. Know that only some of the exam questions were updated. You can also learn what they are testing you for on the exam. You may even get lucky and still pass. You do have four (4) days to cram.
    • Reschedule the exam while paying that $35 reschedule fee.
    • Cancel the exam.

    New study books will be released this spring. Here is the list from O'Reilly:

    Sorry that Microsoft didn't update the exam's description.  That's why I had the post turned into a sticky.

    Good luck with your decision and with your exams.

    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Saturday, January 25, 2014 4:57 PM