My background: I was certified under SQL Server 7.0 and was supporting a small ERP system in SQL Server 2000 for many years. I started studying for the 462 several years back but never took the exam. Now that I've changed jobs and have a couple of clients running SQL Server 2005 and 2008R2, I figured this should be the next certification to tackle being that most of the advanced features covered by 412 are being taken care of by non-MS solutions by our clients. I'll more than likely circle back and hit the 412 at some point.
I'm creating my lab environment in Hyper-V. 1 DC, 4 SQL Servers and a SQL Server Core installation.
The challenging part is throwing in the 2014 material into the mix. I'm wondering if I should only install SQL Server 1014 on all of my VMs or create a new VM with SQL 2014? Looks like not that much material has changed on the exam.