This Study Guide covers Microsoft’s 70-410 “Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012” exam. It’s the first exam of three exams that make up the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification.
The 70-411 exam and 70-412 exam are the other two exams. From there, you can continue taking tests to obtain your Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification, if desired.
There are 9 MCSE certifications which each one being tied to a technology stack. You can take exams 70-413 and 70-414 to obtain the MCSE: Server Infrastructure. For server administrators, the MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification is a popular choice because the skills measured on the exam are closely tied to real-world job skills.
Brian Svidergol, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MSCE) and co-author of the Active Directory Cookbook, will walk you through all of the exam sections:
- Installing and configuring servers
- Configuring server roles and features
- Configuring Hyper-V
- Deploying and configuring core network services
- Installing and administering Active Directory
- Creating and managing Group Policy.