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In this expert Microsoft Server 2012 training, Chris Ward prepares systems administrators to take the 70-413 or 70-414 exams. If you already have your MCSA: Server 2012 certification, you only need to pass one of those two exams to earn the MCSE: Core Infrastructure certification.
It’s a major step to move from systems administrator to systems engineer, and this training will help you do just that. The 70-413 exam will help you design and implement server infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Knowing where to click and where to configure is important. However, the 70-414 exam is more about when you use a particular technology rather than how to use it. With the right experience, systems administrators who complete this 70-413 and 70-414 training will be better suited to step into systems engineer roles.
For anyone who leads a technology team that uses Microsoft products, this Server 2012 training can be used for Microsoft exam prep or as part of a team training plan.
MCSE: Server 2012: What You Need to Know
For any systems administrator using this training for exam preparation, our MCSE: Server 2012 Core Infrastructure course maps to the Microsoft 70-413 and 70-414 exams objectives, and cover topics such as:
- Installation: planning, server core installation, services, server roles, features on-demand
- Files and storage: basic and dynamic disks, volumes, mounting, storage spaces, storage pools
- Configuration: shares and permissions, NTFS permissions, print services, dynamic memory
- Network: IP addressing, DHCP, MAC addresses, network adaptors, DNS
- Backups: concepts and practices, configuration and management
- Active directory: fundamentals, users and computers, groups, policies
Who Should Take MCSE: Server 2012 Training?
This Server 2012 training is considered professional-level Microsoft training, which means it was designed for systems administrators. This 70-413 and 70-414 course will validate the extensive experience most systems administrators have with Microsoft infrastructure.
New systems administrators. If you’re new to systems administration, you won’t be eligible for the MCSE: Core Infrastructure certification — but that doesn’t mean you can’t take these courses. Maybe you’re already familiar with Microsoft Server 2012 and you want to move on to more advanced topics. Whatever the reason, this training isn’t closed to systems administrators, but it will benefit most the sysadmins who are already familiar, experienced, and — preferably — certified in Windows Server 2012.
Experienced systems administrators. MCSE: Core Infrastructure is Microsoft’s expert-level certification for data center management, and experienced systems administrators with their eyes on higher positions should plan to earn theirs. If you’re experienced with Server 2016, there are different certifications and exams to validate that and earn the same certificate, but this training is focused on Server 2012. If you’re experienced with Windows Server 2012 and have your MCSA, with this training you’re one exam away from your MCSE in Core Infrastructure — and a lot more opportunities for advancement.