MCSA Server/SQL 2012 electives changes

Microsoft has made some changes to the MCSA for Server 2012 and SQL 2012 by introducing electives. This I feel is good idea as it allows you to pick an exam that may be more relative to your job role. So in my case I will be taken the following mandatory exams:

70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server
70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012

and then I can decide to do 70-409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center.

Taken from http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/btl/b/weblog/archive/2014/09/15/electives-for-windows-server-2012-amp-sql-server-2012-mcsa-certifications-now-available.aspx

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 Services
  • Exam 462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

For MCSA: SQL Server 2012 > 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
  • Exam 412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
  • Exam 463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Exam 483: Programming in C#

MCSA electives Server 2012

 

 


Passed – Cisco CCENT (ICND 1)

On Tuesday 12th June this week I took the Cisco ICND 1 and managed to pass luckily. I was studying this on and off for a year! One thing I was mostly worried about was hearing other people’s stores about running out of time. I found I had 50 minutes left (this may be because of the intense studying I did) – I also have some Cisco experience.

I used the following materials:

Books:
Videos:
  • Trainsignal – There is additional content which allows you to copy the material to an Apple/Android device – The videos are reduced in quality – but makes studying on the go, listening in the car etc much easier. Every bit of studying helps!
  • CBT Nuggets
Labs:
Cisco Material:
Forums:
Extras:
There are some apps on the Android play store that can also help:

Now for the ICND 2 (CCNA), I ‘plan’ on doing this in the next couple of months.