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70-414 Exact date for exam content moving to R2? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Are you able to tell me the exact date when the exam content for 70-414 will be changed to R2 in the UK please? All I can see is that it's going to be April but not the exact date!

    April starts on Tuesday so I'm wondering whether to spend the entire weekend cramming?

    Many thanks,
    Greg
    Friday, March 28, 2014 10:58 PM

Answers

  • Hi Greg,

    The short answer is that, if you want to take the exam before any new R2 content is added to the exam, take it before Tuesday. New R2 content can begin to appear in exams after April 1. Microsoft generally does not release specific information about exam updates. They do have a process to continuously monitor the performance of test questions and will add or remove content as needed to ensure the integrity of exams.

    It is probably worth your time to review the new features of the R2 products. Consider looking at the content on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site. There is a lot of great content out there to help you prepare.

    Good luck!


    Mike Corkery, MCT, MVP (Office Systems), MCSD (Windows Store Apps), MCITP, MCPD, MSF, etc. Please do not forget to click “Vote as Helpful” if any post helps you and "Mark as Answer”if it solves the issue.

    Saturday, March 29, 2014 2:43 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi, Greg.

    The updated 70-414 exam will be released with Windows Server 2012 R2 content on April 7th, 2014.

    This was stated yesterday in the comments section by Erika Cravens (Microsoft employee) yesterday, March 31, 2014.
    http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/btl/b/weblog/archive/2014/01/09/mcsa-windows-8-and-mcsa-windows-server-2012-exams-to-be-updated-january-28-2014.aspx#comments

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:47 PM
    Answerer

All replies

  • Hi Greg,

    The short answer is that, if you want to take the exam before any new R2 content is added to the exam, take it before Tuesday. New R2 content can begin to appear in exams after April 1. Microsoft generally does not release specific information about exam updates. They do have a process to continuously monitor the performance of test questions and will add or remove content as needed to ensure the integrity of exams.

    It is probably worth your time to review the new features of the R2 products. Consider looking at the content on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site. There is a lot of great content out there to help you prepare.

    Good luck!


    Mike Corkery, MCT, MVP (Office Systems), MCSD (Windows Store Apps), MCITP, MCPD, MSF, etc. Please do not forget to click “Vote as Helpful” if any post helps you and "Mark as Answer”if it solves the issue.

    Saturday, March 29, 2014 2:43 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi, Greg.

    The updated 70-414 exam will be released with Windows Server 2012 R2 content on April 7th, 2014.

    This was stated yesterday in the comments section by Erika Cravens (Microsoft employee) yesterday, March 31, 2014.
    http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/btl/b/weblog/archive/2014/01/09/mcsa-windows-8-and-mcsa-windows-server-2012-exams-to-be-updated-january-28-2014.aspx#comments

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:47 PM
    Answerer