cyberguypr wrote: »
Just my opinion, but make sure you cert for the right reasons. Taking 70-411 first becuase it sounds "impressive" seems like the wrong approach. If I'm interviewing you I would definitely ask why you didn't take 70-410 first as most people do. As someone involved in hiring, I would certainly not be impressed by the fact that you started with this exam. Like bohack said the exams have a natural progression and build upon each other.
bohack wrote: »
I understand the motivation now. As for the title of the 70-410 exam it in no way reflects the content within. I use to teach the entire MCSE from cradle to grave (70-410 to 70-414), however now I only teach the higher certs 412,413,414 and Cisco. One thing my students agree on is the material for my objective they have seen 2 or 3 times. My explanation is that from the 410 to 414, each exam covers the somewhat same material just much deeper.
The 70-410 is not about just putting a CD in and installing Server 2012, maybe the first chapter is... However the first chapters also covers WDS and alternate installation methods. The end of the book covers group policy and the processing of GPOs. Which is not elemental stuff, although I agree it's not as in depth as the 411.
I've been doing this for a long time and I've found if there is determination and desire to enter into the field... You'll find a job that fits you well, it's like finding a wife or husband there is one out there for everyone. And once the honeymoon is over, its work... PM me and we can discuss some tact in finding something in the field, if you would like.
Skynet9 wrote: »
Hey guys...off topic question:
Microsft is releasing new server in 2016 most likely, so wouldn't it be better to wait?