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    Default Exam 70-743: Upgrade from MCSA: 2012 to 2016

    Hi all,

    I passed my 70-412 and gained my MCSA in Windows Server 2012 last week, and I'm looking to further expand my knowledge by doing the upgrade exam to Windows Server 2016, the college I do my apprenticeship with can give me the exams for half the price and for the sake of Ł50, I might as well get it to add another MCSA to my transcript.

    Has anyone done the upgrade? - I just want to know what people's take on it is etc, is it harder than 410, 411 or 412?

    Any information you guys can give me would be of great appreciation

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    I purchased the Microsoft Exam Prep books, unfortunately i haven't had much of a chance to review them.
    2017 Goals - MCSA SQL 2016 Database Administration, MCSA Windows Server 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by nachodba View Post
    I purchased the Microsoft Exam Prep books, unfortunately i haven't had much of a chance to review them.
    Thanks for the reply. I've purchased the 70-743 Exam Ref book, but not really one for reading. My hands on experience is a bit limited so would like to work on that more than anything. Any good suggestions?
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    Grab an evaluation copy and get some hands on.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/eval...s-server-2016/
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    Quote Originally Posted by alan2308 View Post
    Grab an evaluation copy and get some hands on.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/eval...s-server-2016/
    Thanks Alan. Do you know of any places where I can do Lab Exercises? Virtual Labs is good but doesn't cover a majority.
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    https://itpro.tv/ Premium Subscription included "Practice Labs" labs for their courses. Also included Transcender practice tests.

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    There's a lot of step by step guides here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...ws-server-2016 I used the 2012 equivalents heavily when I did the MSCA 2012 update

    Google around, you'll find a lot of others as well. "Step by Step guides" is what'll get you good hits.
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    Perfect. Thank you for your help guys. I will have a look

    Has anyone took 70-743 yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by djrabes View Post
    Thanks for the reply. I've purchased the 70-743 Exam Ref book, but not really one for reading. My hands on experience is a bit limited so would like to work on that more than anything. Any good suggestions?
    In addition to what alan recommended, I would use AWS/Azure to set up a lab. Can build the entire infrastructure right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoCal19 View Post
    In addition to what alan recommended, I would use AWS/Azure to set up a lab. Can build the entire infrastructure right there.
    What would you recommend to create in Azure? - The trial of Azure is fairly limited in what sort of machines and services I can run.
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    Azure is a good point. I believe the exam topics to have a bit of Azure here and there.

    As far as what to do, there's not a lot you need to know for the MCSA 2016 I believe. Learn the interface, how to to the basic things. Build a VM, build a container. Maybe move VMs and containers from Hyper-V to Azure and vice versa. ADFS between Azure and your lab domain.

    Give me a little bit to dig it up, I've got a few sources where you can get trial time on Azure.
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    Thank you very much Any resource is grateful.
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    I'm taking the upgrade exam in September. How much different is the exam to the 3 2012 R2 exams I took?

    Am I looking at about 50 odd questions?
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