Carryover of Server 2008 Concepts in Server 2012

Apoc220Apoc220 Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi all,


Let me start by saying that I tried searching for something in the vain of this but I didn't find the information I was looking for, TBH. Also, I am not a helpdesk tech that is looking to go straight to server admin. I've been doing a mixture of desktop and server admin work for over eight years now. Fed up with doing primarily desktop and want to transition into a sysadmin role but need to level up my knowledge. Been going through the server 2008 materials to brush up on the basics (DNS, AD, DHCP) and learning things that I haven't played with yet. My plan up to now is to go through the MCITP:SA curriculum to get hands on knowledge. Not really worrying about the certs for 2008, though, as I'm more concerned with the actual knowledge. From 2008 I then plan on moving forward to the 2012 materials. Given that I am not looking for the certs, what harm would it be for me to go through the 2012 material straight away versus doing 2008 materials and then 2012? Other than the interface changes, i'm imagining that the fundamentals are the same? I mean, I know that Server 2012 introduces features that are not in 2008, but I'm guessing that most of the features in 2008 are also in 2012? Just updated in some cases?


Essentially I'd like to know if by learning 2012 will there be things in 2008 that I will miss out on? Or will learning 2012 cover the fundamental concepts that are involved in 2008 along with learning the new 2012 features? I understand that UI wise there are things that will definitely be different. But at the same time my train of thought is that you take something like DNS and things like forward lookup zones will be the same fundamentally. Other things might be different, but if I learn the CONCEPT on 2012 then it won't be hard for me to put it into practice on 2008 if necessary? Hope that all made sense and thanks in advance!

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