New Electives for MCSA


Electives for MCSA Certifications Now Available:

Applies to Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2012 / 2014

Effective 15 September  2014, Microsoft is introducing electives to the Windows Server 2012 R2 and the SQL Server 2012 / 2014 MCSA certifications. This new electives process gives flexibility in choosing the path that’s right for you and your organization.

MCSA Electives

Two exams in each path will be required, and you can choose from one of four exams to satisfy the requirement for the third exam.

For MCSA: Windows Server 2012 > Exams 410 and 411 are required. You can choose one of the following exams to fulfill the requirements for the third exam in the path:

  • Exam 346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements
  • Exam 409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center
  • Exam 412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services
  • Exam 462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 / 2014 Databases

For MCSA: SQL Server 2012 / 2014 > Exams 461 and 462 are required. You can choose one of the following exams to fulfill the requirements for the third exam in the path:

  • Exam 411: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Exam 412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services
  • Exam 463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 / 2014
  • Exam 483: Programming in C#

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Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2


ebook-Svr2012This book is intended to provide you with an overview of the new features and enhancements introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2. The intended audience for this book is IT pros who deploy, manage, and maintain Windows Server workloads in data center, private cloud, and hosting provider environments.

We assume that you are at least somewhat familiar with the features and capabilities of the previous platform Windows Server 2012. If you are not familiar with all the new features and enhancements Microsoft introduced previously in Windows Server 2012, we recommend that you first read Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition (Microsoft Press, 2012).

A key feature of this book is the technical sidebars that have been contributed by Microsoft insiders. These sidebars were written by experts who have been closely involved in the Windows Server 2012 R2 development process and include Program Managers, Support Escalation Engineers, Technical Consultants, Data Center Specialists, and others who work at Microsoft in various capacities.

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