Server 2012 MCSE complete!

I took the round-about way via the MCSA Server 2008 (MCITP:SA), upgrade to 2012 (70-417), then additional two exams to complete the MCSE.

I'll tell you what...the 70-414 is no joke. Still not as difficult as the 70-640 (the hardest MS exam I've taken), but working with 2012/R2 in depth for the past 1.5 years definitely helped with the nuances MS likes to test you on. Also, their online training is pretty good to just run through the videos.


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    ChitownjediChitownjedi Member Posts: 578 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congrats! glad you succeeded MCSE woot woot!

    Just started my reading. I grabbed the Master Server 2012 book by Mark Minasi (Sybex) and the Exam Ref 70-417. Will lab up everything and was probably going to grab the CBT's as well.

    Going for MCSE Private Cloud and Server Infrastructure. Congrats again! . You think along with technet that my materials will cover me?icon_cool.gif
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    Snow.brosSnow.bros Member Posts: 832 ■■■■□□□□□□
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    lsud00dlsud00d Member Posts: 1,571
    Thanks y'all! It really is a long, arduous journey, like chewing on a well-done steak with no A1 to soften the chew, nor beer to wash it down.

    @Chitownjedi, it sounds like you have a good plan. Technet has become my most hated best friend...this is really where they grab a lot of the nitpicky stuff from. Whenever I read something that sounds stupid or ridiculous (like it seems like a disclaimer or something), I make note of it.

    Also lab'ing is definitely key, as you already know, for any MS exam. Luckily I was able to work in a prod environment that had all the 2012/r2 products so doing that daily makes a lot of these things second nature.
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    BryzeyBryzey Member Posts: 260
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    netsysllcnetsysllc Member Posts: 479 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats, that was ultimately my path as well. The 640 was hard as was the 413.
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    lsud00dlsud00d Member Posts: 1,571
    Bryzey wrote: »
    Congrats. What's next?

    Thanks y'all!!

    I've had some great xp on the windows side of the house (2008/r2,2012/r2), but I'm really anxious to finish the CCNA (have been studying on my own for fun) and the VCP (finished the class from Stanley CC over the summer). I think those are both awesome certs and I respect anyone who has them. I also aspire towards the RHCSA and OCSP...spreading myself thin but as a senior engineer I try to take a lot of things into account...I also just love everything about IT icon_cheers.gif
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