As the Windows Server 2012 continues to be installed in companies and cloud-based organizations, the time may be right for you to upgrade your certification. Individuals currently holding the 2008 Windows Server Solutions Associate certification, or any MCITP certification, can work toward earning the latest version of the MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification by taking three Microsoft exams. The first two exams, 70-413 and 70-413, are required of anyone looking to earn this certification, and will test intermediate to advanced knowledge of designing and implementing a network infrastructure. The third exam, 70-417, is required specifically of upgrade participants and will focus primarily on the new features and functions of the 2012 server, as well as administration and configuration concepts.
By passing all three of exams you will earn the MCSE certification in Server Infrastructure. Most companies mandate that their employees become certified in the most updated version of each technology. The older versions will eventually be phased out entirely, if they haven’t already been, and participants seeking more work or further advancement within the company will be behind. It is best to become experienced with the updated software as soon as possible. Luckily, Microsoft makes it easy to do so.
Because much of the information stems from the general, foundational knowledge learned at the associate level, it is easy to earn the 2012 expert certification by knowing new functions and features of the 2012 Server. Although some experience is recommended, most can be obtained through training courses, practice exams (TestsLive.com is a popular option), and other training/study resources. To remain competitive in IT, update your skills and become a solution expert in Windows 2012 Server Infrastructure.