a bit confused about the Microsoft certification process

phdillardphdillard Member Posts: 86 ■■□□□□□□□□
I start a class next semester for MCSA Server 2012 and the class is basically a prep class for the 70-410. What I can't figure out is, will passing the 410 give me the MCSA cert or do I have to take and pass 410, 411, and 412? If that's the case, do you get any kind of title with passing just one exam, or do you only receive a Microsoft cert once all 3 have been completed?

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  • ajs1976ajs1976 Member Posts: 1,945
    I think you become an MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) for passing your first exam. You need three exams to get the MCSA on Server 2012, but they recently changed it, so check the Microsoft Learning site to be sure. 410 and 411 are still required and a third exam but there are other options besides 412 now.
    Andy

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  • PiersPiers Member Posts: 454 ■■■□□□□□□□
    ajs1976 wrote: »
    I think you become an MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) for passing your first exam. You need three exams to get the MCSA on Server 2012, but they recently changed it, so check the Microsoft Learning site to be share. 410 and 411 are still required and a third exam but there are other options besides 412 now.

    I just happened to be on that page in another tab already, but ajs is right.. instead of 412, you can do any of these, which iirc is also good for the MCSE (413, 414) track:
    :study: Office 365 70-347 / 698 later
  • ssnyderu2ssnyderu2 Member Posts: 475 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Found a good blog for the 74-409.

    CBT Nuggets | blog.bjornhouben.com

    EDIT: Corrected blunder.
    2019 Goals: 70-698, CCENT, MCSA 2016
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  • lsud00dlsud00d Member Posts: 1,571
    ssnyderu2 wrote: »
    Found a good blog for the 70-409.

    CBT Nuggets | blog.bjornhouben.com

    74-409*

    74 is a different series than 70
  • ssnyderu2ssnyderu2 Member Posts: 475 ■■■□□□□□□□
    lsud00d wrote: »
    74-409*

    74 is a different series than 70

    Thanks for pointing that out, I missed that little detail.



    I did not know that the MCSA 2012 has the option for electives. Below is a link to the Microsoft blog that has the break down.

    Electives for Windows Server 2012 & SQL Server 2012 MCSA Certifications Now Available - Born to Learn - Born To Learn - Born to Learn
    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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  • PiersPiers Member Posts: 454 ■■■□□□□□□□
    summarized in my post above ;)

    I found the MVA course the 409 extremely valuable, accounted for maybe 3/4 of my learning along with technet, to help me get that cert
    :study: Office 365 70-347 / 698 later
  • phdillardphdillard Member Posts: 86 ■■□□□□□□□□
    So there is no all in one test for this. It has to be taken in 3 separate tests?
  • cs8400cs8400 Member Posts: 90 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Correct, no all-in-one test. 70-410+70-411+(70-412 OR 74-409 OR 70-346 OR 70-462)= MCSA:Server 2012
  • srabieesrabiee Member Posts: 1,231 ■■■■■■■□□□
    There's also the 70-417 upgrade exam if you're eligible.

    https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-417.aspx

    Those with the following certifications are eligible to upgrade to MCSA: Server 2012 with the single exam 70-417:

    • MCSA: Windows Server 2008
    • MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008
    • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008
    • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2
    • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010
    • MCITP: Lync Server Administrator 2010
    • MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010
    • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7
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