What to start with!

ssnyderu2ssnyderu2 Member Posts: 475 ■■■□□□□□□□
I need to take the 5 exams that will get me certified for both MCSA Server 2012 and Windows 8.1. I have not started studying yet for either.

My question is which one should i start with? I am thinking the Win 8.1 track first, but do I need a server to really get the most out of it? So that made me think i might need to at least do the 70-410 first. Any thoughts on the order?

Thanks.
2019 Goals: 70-698, CCENT, MCSA 2016
Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, CIW Foundations and MTA OS Fundamentals
Cisco Lab :3x Cisco 2811 Routers, 3x Cisco 3750 Switches and Cisco 2620 Router with NM-32A module
Windows Lab: Dual CPU Hyper-V server with 12 Cores/24 Threads, 96GB RAM and 2TB HDD.
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  • ssnyderu2ssnyderu2 Member Posts: 475 ■■■□□□□□□□
    No comments on this?
    2019 Goals: 70-698, CCENT, MCSA 2016
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, CIW Foundations and MTA OS Fundamentals
    Cisco Lab :3x Cisco 2811 Routers, 3x Cisco 3750 Switches and Cisco 2620 Router with NM-32A module
    Windows Lab: Dual CPU Hyper-V server with 12 Cores/24 Threads, 96GB RAM and 2TB HDD.
    CANCER SURVIVOR! In Remission Since September 2016!
  • nachodbanachodba USMember Posts: 201 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I would actually start with the MCSA Server 2012, for numerous reasons, the main one being that during studying for those exams you will learn what you will need to know to get the labs setup for your Windows 8 training. Once you finish that, you will have a decision to make.

    Would it be worth it at that point to get your MCSA Windows 8? If you were to already have the MCSA in Server 2012, it might be more worthwhile to take 70-415 and 70-416. That would give you the MCSE: Desktop infrastructure. 415 covers stuff like creating images, deploying desktops, implementing RDP, etc. 416 covers application environments.
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  • ssnyderu2ssnyderu2 Member Posts: 475 ■■■□□□□□□□
    nachodba wrote: »
    I would actually start with the MCSA Server 2012, for numerous reasons, the main one being that during studying for those exams you will learn what you will need to know to get the labs setup for your Windows 8 training.

    That is what I was thinking. But wanted to make sure.
    nachodba wrote: »
    Would it be worth it at that point to get your MCSA Windows 8?

    I have to take it as part of my degree program, otherwise I might skip it.
    2019 Goals: 70-698, CCENT, MCSA 2016
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, CIW Foundations and MTA OS Fundamentals
    Cisco Lab :3x Cisco 2811 Routers, 3x Cisco 3750 Switches and Cisco 2620 Router with NM-32A module
    Windows Lab: Dual CPU Hyper-V server with 12 Cores/24 Threads, 96GB RAM and 2TB HDD.
    CANCER SURVIVOR! In Remission Since September 2016!
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