Anyone Still Working on Server 2012r2 Cert

Louie1277Louie1277 Posts: 492Member ■■■□□□□□□□
Just wondering if most of you have moved on from taking the 410/411/412?  Am I the only one still trying to get this cert... I have been away from taking the exam for a while since I ran into a family issue that I had to stop everything. I'm getting back into it now but I feel I'm a little late to the game. I passed my 410 exam still working on my 411. Next month I'm taking my exam for the 411. Should I continue or move on to 2016? 

Just wondering, hope everyone is having a good hot night. 
2018 Goals: 70-410 [X], 70-411 [],70-412 [] :bow: 410- Passed!!!!!!

My Goal for the Future
2018 - *MCSA* / 2019 - *Security+*
2019 - *CEH* / 2020 - * Pen Tester*

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  • jasper_zanjanijasper_zanjani A+, Linux+, LPIC-1, Certified Associate in Python Programming (PCAP) Tampa, FLPosts: 56Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I actually flunked the 98-365, which is good for the MTA version of the MCSA you're getting, as I explained here. Windows Server is a beast, even worse because I've never used it.
  • Skyliinez92Skyliinez92 Level 99 Wizard Posts: 822Mod Mod
    If you've already made progress on the 2012 cert then you should definitely finish it. A lot of businesses are still using Server 2012 today so it's not a worthless cert to have. Plus most of the skills are transferable to 2016, and if you want to go for the 2016 cert afterwards, you just need to take a single upgrade exam. Then you'll have two MCSA's on your CV :smile:
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  • malachi1612malachi1612 Senior Member SwitzerlandPosts: 424Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    edited June 11
    If I was in your position, I would finish it too.  No point doing half a job and Server 2012 isn't going anywhere soon.
    Certifications:
    MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2016, ITIL Foundation, MCSA: Windows 10, MCP

  • Louie1277Louie1277 Posts: 492Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the advice. I will continue it until I finish plus I didn't know about taking 1 exam for 2016. I thought you had to take other 3 exams for the 2016 cert. I will have to read some more on that once I'm done with this one. 
    2018 Goals: 70-410 [X], 70-411 [],70-412 [] :bow: 410- Passed!!!!!!

    My Goal for the Future
    2018 - *MCSA* / 2019 - *Security+*
    2019 - *CEH* / 2020 - * Pen Tester*
  • Louie1277Louie1277 Posts: 492Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I actually flunked the 98-365, which is good for the MTA version of the MCSA you're getting, as I explained here. Windows Server is a beast, even worse because I've never used it.
    If you need some material for the 70-410 exam let me know. I have a couple of pdf files I saved and some for the 411. Sharing is caring for me plus I like to help other techies when they need it. I learned everything by myself. When I did ask for help I was laughed at. Some users on here help me with sites and other material so I'm willing to do the same for people that need the help. 
    2018 Goals: 70-410 [X], 70-411 [],70-412 [] :bow: 410- Passed!!!!!!

    My Goal for the Future
    2018 - *MCSA* / 2019 - *Security+*
    2019 - *CEH* / 2020 - * Pen Tester*
  • jasper_zanjanijasper_zanjani A+, Linux+, LPIC-1, Certified Associate in Python Programming (PCAP) Tampa, FLPosts: 56Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Louie1277 said:
    If you need some material for the 70-410 exam let me know.
    I appreciate it but honestly the 70-series exams are way, way more in-depth than the MTA. I'm working through as best I can with a practice exam.
  • Dunc the PunkDunc the Punk Posts: 5Registered Users ■■■□□□□□□□
    I was in the same boat for the 2008 exams back in the day. Now I am studying for the 2008 > 2012 upgrade exam (70-417). I'll then go for the 2016 upgrade. It probably worth it in your case because it will cost the same amount of exam but you'll get two generations of certification.
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAPosts: 4,012Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    edited June 18
    Definitely still worth it!! I got a major pay bump with the MCSE when I changed jobs in the last year. Just my two cents :smile:
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  • blargoeblargoe Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAPosts: 4,171Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    If you have already started 2012, go ahead and finish it - I found the knowledge gap between 2012 and 2016 for the ugprade exam to be not huge (docker and the new hyper-v stuff were the biggies, IIRC).  Of course this was 18+ months ago.
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  • Louie1277Louie1277 Posts: 492Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    thank you for the info. One more question is there a special going on right now that i could buy? something like a bundle in case I don't pass the first time
    2018 Goals: 70-410 [X], 70-411 [],70-412 [] :bow: 410- Passed!!!!!!

    My Goal for the Future
    2018 - *MCSA* / 2019 - *Security+*
    2019 - *CEH* / 2020 - * Pen Tester*
  • malachi1612malachi1612 Senior Member SwitzerlandPosts: 424Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Louie1277 said:
    thank you for the info. One more question is there a special going on right now that i could buy? something like a bundle in case I don't pass the first time
    There are the cheaper retake options if you go to the MS exam website.
    Certifications:
    MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2016, ITIL Foundation, MCSA: Windows 10, MCP

  • pjd007pjd007 Posts: 277Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    blargoe said:
    If you have already started 2012, go ahead and finish it - I found the knowledge gap between 2012 and 2016 for the ugprade exam to be not huge (docker and the new hyper-v stuff were the biggies, IIRC).  Of course this was 18+ months ago.
    I currently hold the below certs:

    Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert: Productivity Charter Member
    Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Charter Member
    Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert: Messaging
    Microsoft® Certified Technology Specialist: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
    Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert: Server Infrastructure
    Microsoft® Certified Solutions Associate: Windows Server 2012


    Looking at the available certs now it seems the Azure role based ones are the way forward:

    Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate


    Does anyone know when the Windows 2012 MCSE will be retired ?
  • malachi1612malachi1612 Senior Member SwitzerlandPosts: 424Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    pjd007 said:
    blargoe said:
    If you have already started 2012, go ahead and finish it - I found the knowledge gap between 2012 and 2016 for the ugprade exam to be not huge (docker and the new hyper-v stuff were the biggies, IIRC).  Of course this was 18+ months ago.
    I currently hold the below certs:

    Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert: Productivity Charter Member
    Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Charter Member
    Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert: Messaging
    Microsoft® Certified Technology Specialist: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
    Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert: Server Infrastructure
    Microsoft® Certified Solutions Associate: Windows Server 2012


    Looking at the available certs now it seems the Azure role based ones are the way forward:

    Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate


    Does anyone know when the Windows 2012 MCSE will be retired ?
    If you are talking about the cert for Windows Server 2012, it will retired when Server 2012 goes out of support.  Which is October 2023.
    Certifications:
    MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2016, ITIL Foundation, MCSA: Windows 10, MCP

  • pjd007pjd007 Posts: 277Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    pjd007 said:
    blargoe said:
    If you have already started 2012, go ahead and finish it - I found the knowledge gap between 2012 and 2016 for the ugprade exam to be not huge (docker and the new hyper-v stuff were the biggies, IIRC).  Of course this was 18+ months ago.
    I currently hold the below certs:

    Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert: Productivity Charter Member
    Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Charter Member
    Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert: Messaging
    Microsoft® Certified Technology Specialist: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
    Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert: Server Infrastructure
    Microsoft® Certified Solutions Associate: Windows Server 2012


    Looking at the available certs now it seems the Azure role based ones are the way forward:

    Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate


    Does anyone know when the Windows 2012 MCSE will be retired ?
    If you are talking about the cert for Windows Server 2012, it will retired when Server 2012 goes out of support.  Which is October 2023.
    Ok then that being the case for me the Azure role based exams would be more worthwhile right now, two exams to become an Azure architect then do the upgrade for server 2019 at a later date.
  • bigdogzbigdogz Posts: 585Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    To OP:
    Just keep plugging away. 
    You can go to ITexamvouchers.com and you can find some cheap vouchers ... Microsoft, Cisco, CompTia, and others.
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