70-417 Exam Prep Material

splatthysplatthy Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
So I've got a question for some of the people who have been taking the 70-417 Beta exam. What resources have you used to study? The only suggestion I've found so far is to use Technet for the 2012 library.

I recently certified as an MCITP:EA for Server 08, but I used the MS Press Books, and lab/on the job work to study the material. While I definitely can do some lab work with Server 12, the technet material is just so dry to try to read through.

Is there any word on when the MS Press Books will be ready? If the exam goes live on September 17th as was mentioned in another thread, what is Microsoft's expectation for your study path, just Technet?

Thanks for any feedback, this is the first time I'll be jumping on a newly designed batch of exams.

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  • pumbaa_gpumbaa_g Member Posts: 353
    Expect some books in the next few months, some are already on pre-order. Otherwise you can take your chances with Technet
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  • ajs1976ajs1976 Member Posts: 1,945 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Usually takes a few months after the exam is released for the study guides to come out. Be careful with the first couple that are released. Sometimes they are rushed and don't cover the exam material very well.
    Andy

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  • aaronchristensonaaronchristenson Member Posts: 261 ■■■■□□□□□□
    For the beta exams that were the individual exams that make up the upgrade, I read the introducing windows server 2012 and then I created a windows 2012 server and installed each of the components that the exams skill measured section. I think it helped.
    Aaron
    MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA Windows Server 2012, MCSA SQL Server 2012/2014, MCSA Windows 10, MCITP Server Admin, Security+, Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center Specialist
  • certs4mecerts4me Member Posts: 15 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I see on amazon there's an exam ref for 417 but the publish date is dec 3, 2012.
  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    Alot of people have given the Introducing Windows Server 2012 book good feedback, said it's been a great resource to use in conjunction with Technet articles and other howto's on the Internet. The RTM version of the book was just released in PDF form (for free, the dead-tree version will cost you,) per this thread.

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  • mitch179mitch179 Member Posts: 50 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I bought this book: Exam Ref 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server® 2012 - O'Reilly Media

    use the discount code MCPDEAL and it's 50% off which was nice :)

    It says it's pre-press so you can still read it, I'm not sure how incomplete it is but it seems OK so far?
  • StarkeStarke Member Posts: 86 ■■□□□□□□□□
    You the man, I was not aware of this one. I had already taken the exam and passed two out of three categories. This should be all I need for my second shot. Do they periodically update the book so later on we will get the finished copy? Thanks.
    mitch179 wrote: »
    I bought this book: Exam Ref 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server® 2012*-*O'Reilly Media

    use the discount code MCPDEAL and it's 50% off which was nice :)

    It says it's pre-press so you can still read it, I'm not sure how incomplete it is but it seems OK so far?
    MCSA: Windows Server 2012 - MCITP (SA, EA, EMA) - CCA (XD4, XD5, XS5, XS6) - VCP 4
  • aaronchristensonaaronchristenson Member Posts: 261 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Yes you will get emails when the updates are published.
    Aaron
    MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA Windows Server 2012, MCSA SQL Server 2012/2014, MCSA Windows 10, MCITP Server Admin, Security+, Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center Specialist
  • netsysllcnetsysllc Member Posts: 479 ■■■■□□□□□□
    This came from the Microsoft Partner Facebook page:

    [FONT=&quot]Thecourse is led by two seasoned Windows Server 2012 experts with real worldexperience: Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus, and Ed Libermanfrom Train Signal.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Here are the modules:[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Session 1: Installing and configuring servers based on WindowsServer 2012 http://aka.ms/ufxmff[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Session 2: Monitoring and maintaining Windows Server 2012 http://aka.ms/mljwtn[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Session 3: Managing Windows Server 2012 by using WindowsPowerShell 3.0 http://aka.ms/tmw5nk[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Session 4: Managing storage for Windows Server 2012 http://aka.ms/hdqr1v[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Session 5: Implementing network services http://aka.ms/ti0wok[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Session 6: Implementing Direct Access http://aka.ms/odkaob[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Session 7: Implementing failover clustering http://aka.ms/aha3lw[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Session 8: Implementing Hyper-V http://aka.ms/iyoxih[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Session 9: Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V http://aka.ms/hn3rot[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Session 10: Implementing Dynamic Access Control http://aka.ms/ohbu2a[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Session 11: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services http://aka.ms/nmqrfk[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Session 12: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services http://aka.ms/v4pxgb[/FONT]
  • mitch179mitch179 Member Posts: 50 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the video links!
  • marshalexmarshalex Registered Users Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
    looks like those video links have expired. are there any other good resources about for 70-417?
  • netsysllcnetsysllc Member Posts: 479 ■■■■□□□□□□
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