mcsaEarning the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 certification confirms that you have core Windows Server 2012 skills that are relevant across multiple solution areas. This foundational certification validates your ability to work with Windows Server 2012 in a real-world business context.

Course Outline: MCSA Windows Server 2012 Download
Helpful information about this course:

MCSA Windows Server 2012 certification is a prerequisite for MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification and MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification.
This course prepares you to take the following Certification Exams:

  • 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Upgrading to MCSA: Windows Server 2012

You only need to take one upgrade exam (70-417) if you have one of the following certifications:

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2008
  • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator
  • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator
  • MCITP: Lync Server Administrator
  • MCITP: SharePoint Administrator
  • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator

The following courses help you prepare for this certification.

Certification Path

MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Boot Camp
Skills-Building Path
Exam 70-410
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (M20410)
Exam 70-411
Administering Windows Server 2012 (M20411)
Exam 70-412
Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (M20412)

Upgrade Path

Exam 70-417
Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 (M20417)

What You'll Learn

  • Administer a Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an enterprise environment
  • Implement and configure Windows Server 2012 core services, such as Active Directory and the networking services
  • Administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, including user and group management, network access, and data security
  • Advanced configuration tasks necessary to deploy, manage, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, including fault tolerance, certificate services, and identity federation
  • Key topics and concepts addressed on the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 exams

Who Should Attend?

  • IT professionals with at least one year of hands-on experience implementing and administering network and desktop operating systems
  • Systems engineers, network engineers, systems analysts, network analysts, and technical consultants who would like to prepare for their MCSA: Windows Server 2012 course
  • Those who would like to upgrade from MCITP Windows Server 2008 to MCSA Server 2012


  • Recommended: Hands-on Windows Client experience with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows8

Follow-On Courses

The MCSA Windows Server 2012 certification is a prerequisite for the following MCSE certifications:

  • MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure
  • MCSE: Messaging
  • MCSE: Communication
  • MCSE: SharePoint
  • MCSE: Private Cloud

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