Upgrade MCDST to MCSA

PhalanxPhalanx I have many leatherbound books...United KingdomPosts: 330Member ■■■□□□□□□□
I found out today that I have the ability to transfer my old "MCDST for Windows XP" into a Server 2012 MCSA with one exam! My only concern is that the one exam covers all of the other 3 exams for Server 2012. There's study guides for it, but I'm unsure if I should go for it or not.

I did intend to start on Server 2016 in about 4-5 months, but do you think it's worth going for this MCDST to MCSA upgrade? The exam is this one:

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

I'm unsure if I should take it, as this would be my very first Windows Server exam other than the MTA I'm taking tomorrow. :/
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  • djrabesdjrabes Posts: 66Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    If you feel comfortable with it, go for it. I'm surprised you can update XP to Server 2012 though!

    It means you'll have to do 1 less exam to get your MCSA: Server 2016 as well, you'll get two MCSAs so that'll build your skills and scope of Server Administration.

    Good luck with your MTA exam! Hope you pass icon_cool.gif
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  • PhalanxPhalanx I have many leatherbound books... United KingdomPosts: 330Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I thought it was weird too, but here it is:

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    and then just take this exam:

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    I'm torn between taking it or not. :/
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  • djrabesdjrabes Posts: 66Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I would say go for it. There's no major rush but it seems like a good way to get some Server qualifications on the board.
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  • PhalanxPhalanx I have many leatherbound books... United KingdomPosts: 330Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Do you think I should purchase the 70-417 guide or go for all 3 of the full exam study guides? I do have an ITPro.tv and CBT Nuggets account also. I'm leaning to the single book as it would focus things a little more, and I can use the videos to cover the other books/exams. Thoughts?
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  • stryder144stryder144 Posts: 1,565Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    Oddly enough, it also covers people who taken the 70-686 exam. So instead of three exams you can take two (if you don't already have the 686 completed) and then the Upgrade exam. Interesting and tempting, actually.
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  • Cisco InfernoCisco Inferno Posts: 1,034Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    Whats weird is MCDST is like how to tshoot windows xp and IE6.

    I have no idea how this is even allowed. The 417 exam is absolutely rough and covers all 3 exams.

    Unless youve worked as a systems admin for a while, I would take the three exams as they are instead of failing this over and over.
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  • PhalanxPhalanx I have many leatherbound books... United KingdomPosts: 330Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Whats weird is MCDST is like how to tshoot windows xp and IE6.

    I have no idea how this is even allowed. The 417 exam is absolutely rough and covers all 3 exams.

    Unless youve worked as a systems admin for a while, I would take the three exams as they are instead of failing this over and over.

    Yeah, I've worked as a systems administrator for some time with 2003/2008/2012 so I feel comfortable around servers. I'm doing my MTA for Server Admin tomorrow, so after that we'll see. :)
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  • Cisco InfernoCisco Inferno Posts: 1,034Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    Stick with CBT nuggets for this. The virtual labs are great! look at my created threads for links and reviews.
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