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    I focused my studying on the Zacker book along with a test lab. I failed. I dont think the book is in depth enough honestly. I have the mastering R2 book now.
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    I am working through CBT Nuggets right now. This should be fairly simple compared to the CCNP.
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    I will create a Google hangout and invite anyone interested in joining up. That way we can discuss any questions or suggestions we might have while we study for the tests.
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    I've started to study for the exams too. Using ExamForce/CramMaster for practice multiple choice questions. Package also comes with texts and I've read up on the TechNet articles posted in this forum. I have two servers with Server 2012 on them (HP Proliant with 4 160GB SAS drives, and a Dell Poweredge with 5 160GB drives) that I'm going to use for practice purposes. I also do all of the server work for the MSP I'm at so I get lots of exposure to it on a somewhat regular basis. No Hyper-V however so I'll have to brush up on that and rely on what I learned in school a couple years ago. Finished the certs in my signature so we'll see how it goes. Not sure when I'm going to be taking the first exam as I am working 3 jobs to pay off student debts so finding time to study isn't going well really.
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    @ShyGuyIT I am starting today for 70 -410 exam.I have CBT Nuggets with R2 updates and Craig Zacker's R2 book. I also have TrainSignal videos and ofcourse techexams. I have just started reading the book and watching the videos. For labs I had installed VMWare on my DELL XPS 15Z 7gb Ram 2.86ghz but then I have to uninstall it as my laptop was slow and now one of my friend had suggested to buy labs @MOAC labs or this http://www.amazon.co.uk/70-410-Insta...er+2012+R2+Lab (still to be released )
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    Is anyone on here currently studying for the 70-411? I would love to go through it with someone and review notes. There are a few things that I'm really having a tough time getting my head around. For example, Managed Service Accounts and SPNs...Also, pretty much everything in the Network Policy Server objectives. I feel like I have a good grasp on everything else besides these 2 sections.


    Also, I have notes for the 70-410 that I would be willing to share with everyone if you'd like. They are in Evernote (I can export to .html format) but it looks like this forum only accepts a few different file types. I'd be happy to share if someone can show me a way.
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    Been off this thread for a couple days. Kids and Life sure take up quite a bit.

    At any rate, I would like to be added to the Google Hangouts. Not sure what I need to do, but let me know. This should be a good motivator to get me going to MCSA.
    "You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done"
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    @ Ł91 that seems quite expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJimbo19 View Post
    I love to hear how this runs noise wise, I have been eyeing a similar box and have only dealt with the 2u and larger and noise on anything older than the g7 was kinda bad. thanks for any insight you may have!
    Now that is setup and running I can tell you its not very loud. It's loud when you first turn it on, but I haven't had it under enough load to really need the fans to kick up.
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    No worries with starting. MCSA is near entry level for servers. There is also a desktop MCSA which is also good but doesn't lead to MCSE. Sounds like you already have a lot on your plate though. The PMP is no joke.

    Good Luck
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    Default LAB Set up

    I am re-using the PC I build for my Server 2008 Study.

    AsROCK H87M Pro4
    Xeon E-31220V3 @ 3.1Ghz
    32GB Ram
    1TB WD GREEN
    AMD Radeon HD 6350 GPU, dual monitor connection (DMS-59 connector)
    Thermatake Urban SD1
    Thermatake TR-500 Watt PSU

    $800 total.

    Used some old 150GB Drivea to help with Caching and ISOs, as not use main drive for anything else but OS and VMs.

    Installed Server Eval, Data Center 2012. 180 days.

    With 32GB, I am applying 1Gb to 1.5 GB ram to each server and 512MB to each OS. Dynamic RAM.

    I have set up 8 Servers.

    Servers:
    DC-1 (Domain) (DHCP/DNS)
    DC-2 (Domain Rep)
    WSUS (Update Server)
    DP-1 (Deployment)
    DP-2 (Deployment 2)
    FILE (File Server)
    CORE-1 (Read Only File)
    CORE-2 (Read Only File)

    Clients: (not set up yet)
    3 to 4 Windows 7
    3 to 4 Windows 8

    Since I am actually study for 70-417, I will need to cover all 3 exam and cover alot more ground. Exam pack is for 417/415/416. So I will be looking at more Virualization.

    I have additional set up 1 X200 Thinkpad with 8GB with 5 server VMs.

    This is just the start, I will be working on apply roles to all the Servers and adding them to the domain. I will keep the forum posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shdwmage View Post
    Now that is setup and running I can tell you its not very loud. It's loud when you first turn it on, but I haven't had it under enough load to really need the fans to kick up.
    Awesome, thanks for getting back to me.
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    I have been really trying to decide between the W8 and W7 versions of the MCSA.
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    For the desktop OS i'd go with 7, for servers I am going with 2012 because we are getting ready to migrate here at work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FullTilt151 View Post
    I focused my studying on the Zacker book along with a test lab. I failed. I dont think the book is in depth enough honestly. I have the mastering R2 book now.
    It's really a dissapointment IMHO, if you want to use this book rather compliment it with 70-410 Training Guide and try and add in Technet as one of your material it really helps to get you prepared for the exam.
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    #42

    Default Windows 7/8 MCSA path to Server 2012 MCSA

    hsvrunlover,
    I say take all the Win 7 Exam 780/785/786, then take the upgrade for both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

    I started out with 271/272 MCDST in XP, this allowed me to take 70-682, upgrade to Win7, thus allowed me to take 70-689. I am not sure if getting MCSA (680/685) allows you to take 70-689, but 70-686 does allow you to take 70-417, upgrade to Server 2012. (unfortunately the upgrade to Vista had expired, so I had to take 620/623, I thought about 622, but move on to Win7, call me a completest)

    So you can look at the least exam route or more exam route.

    Window 7, 680/685= MCSA + Windows 8, 689 = MCSA (need to ck whether you can take 70-689) Expiration on Win7 Exams, I am not sure.
    Vs, Windows 7 680/685 = MCSA or Windows 8, 687/688 = MCSA

    Windows 7, 686= EDA + Windows 2012, 417 = MCSA Server 2012.

    Of course, 689 and 417 are bridge exams, Windows 8 is two part, 687/688, fail one part, fail entire exam.
    Same with 417, I will be taking 417 in about 3 to 4 months.

    I studied for 70-689 for close to 6 months, and passed on first try.

    My two cents.

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    While it is possible to do 70-680/70-685/70-686 and then upgrade to MCSA 8.1 with 70-689 and to MCSA 2012 with 70-417.

    I would really doubt that the MS Press 70-417 book is good enough to fill in the gaps required to pass the MCSA 2012 from MCITP:EDA.

    That's just my opinion though.
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    Default Agreed, MS Press 70-417 is not enough.

    Asif Dasl,
    I would agree that the MS Press 70-417 book is not enough, I have also purchased the Sybex, although, books are not enough, I have and in the process of setting up my lab, (read previous post), I have used Server 2008 Hyper V to set up my lab since I began my study of Window 7 and Vista and then Windows 8. Now the last 5 months, my study of Server 2008, did not go so well, I did all the labs, and read like 4 books, MS Press and Sybex, but I will state that experience or the knowledge to know "where you need to go to make a change" counts a lot for those exams. I expect to run into the same issue with Server 2012, but I hope I did not leave my Server 2008 study without at least gaining some knowledge, hope that helps me as I move to Server 2012.

    As a Desktop Support/Helpdesk, it has been very frustrating to be told "you don't work on the servers" when I have requested training on servers. So my experience only comes from hands on labs.

    Thanks for your opinion.
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    You've got a nice lab there EspiOne!

    Yeah, experience counts on these exams more than it should in my opinion - there should be something after MCSE which tests real life configuration (IMO). The books should be far better than they are but maybe if you used the Mastering Server 2012 R2 book by Mark Minasi then maybe you could pass 70-417 from MCITP:EDA first time.

    But that's a big book, the MCSA 2012 R2 book from Sybex isn't out until September. Even then it's all over the place and only really suited for 70-417. Good luck with your exam anyways! Hopefully passing MCSA will get you some better hands-on work with servers.
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    Default Thanks for the advice

    Asif Dasl,
    Thanks for the advice, I just realized that the Sybex Book I order is not R2,

    MCSA Windows Server 2012 Complete Study Guide: Exams 70-410, 70-411, 70-412, and 70-417

    William Panek

    http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyT...eCd-SYBEX.html , shoot, paid $63 for it.

    I looked over the Mastering Server 2012 R2, only $35, so I ordered it. Thanks for the encouragement, I will keep the forum posted on my progress and any questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EspiOne View Post
    Asif Dasl,
    Thanks for the advice, I just realized that the Sybex Book I order is not R2,

    MCSA Windows Server 2012 Complete Study Guide: Exams 70-410, 70-411, 70-412, and 70-417

    William Panek

    Sybex: MCSA Windows Server 2012 Complete Study Guide: Exams 70-410, 70-411, 70-412, and 70-417 - William Panek , shoot, paid $63 for it.

    I looked over the Mastering Server 2012 R2, only $35, so I ordered it. Thanks for the encouragement, I will keep the forum posted on my progress and any questions.

    A lot of the material covered in the first book you ordered is still valid. The R2 update didn't bring a drastic changes and MS released a pretty good guide listing the changes you need to study.
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    Yeah Shdwmage is right, you could get by without the R2 version... September is a long time to wait just for that book. Have a read of the free Introducing Server 2012 R2 book from MS though. The Mastering Server 2012 R2 is supposed to be a good one, it's on my reading list after I've taken VCAP-DCA.

    Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 - Microsoft Press - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
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    Hi,

    Im interesting in the group. pls add me.
    I have already went through the reference exam book and plural sights videos, I am currently going through the mastering server 2012 book and watch the cbt nugget videos. I also have hyper v setup on my windows 8.1 to lab.
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    Hey guys, I am currently studying for the 70-410. I'm a domain admin in my 2008 R2 domain functional level. I work in and out with Server 2008 R2 all day.

    I have a lab on my PC
    AMD FX-8350 8-core CPU
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    I also have a technet subscription

    I am using the Sybex: Master Server 2012 R2 by Mark Menasi
    VERY good book IMHO. However, there really is no designation for 70-410/411/412 material. It's just one gigantic book.

    1. Can you invite me to google hangout?
    2. Anyone using this book to study for the exam? If so, did you read the entire book then take each exam? Or take the 70-410 after certain chapters.

    Much help appreciated! Good luck all!
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