New book: Exam Ref 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2

cover for Exam Ref 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 (9780735684249), by Craig Zacker.

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Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2! Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-410 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of implementing and configuring core services in Windows Server 2012 R2. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level.

Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:

· Install and configure servers

· Configure server roles and features

· Configure Hyper-V

· Deploy and configure core network services

· Install and administer Active Directory

· Create and manage Group Policy

This Microsoft Exam Ref:

· Organizes its coverage by exam objectives.

· Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you.

About the Author

Craig Zacker is an educator and editor who has written or contributed to dozens of books on operating systems, networking, and PC hardware. He is coauthor of the Microsoft Training Kit for Exam 70-686 and author of Windows Small Business Server 2011 Administrator's Pocket Consultant.

Comments (7)
  1. Sakile says:

    Well I need an advise here, I been studying the previous book by craig, the book is based on server 2012 not R2. Should I continue with a book or I should just leave it and buy this one? Please help I'm writing in March.

  2. Deca3oo says:

    Hey man, I spoke to someone at CBT and there a few changes… So I don't think you'll be able to pass the exam only using the "older" book you have now.. Sucks I know.

  3. Johnny says:

    Hi! But you can only review the changes!

  4. Christopher says:

    What is the new release date for the Training Guides: Installing and configuring Windows Server 2012 R2?

  5. Anthony says:

    Sakile – I studied for the 2008 networking exam using the first edition of the MS Press book.  I was getting 100% in practise exams so was really shocked to bomb on the real exam.  Why did I fail?  2008 R2 included a few new features (e.g. Direct Access) and adaptive testing meant that – after I got one question on this wrong (I'd never heard of DA)- the exam kept hitting me with questions about DA that I couldn't answer…  I had specifically checked the MS Learning website beforehand and there was no mention of the second edition book in the preparation materials so I was pretty annoyed.  Anyway, working through the second edition book I found a number of small differences other than DA.  

    My advice?  Buy the R2 edition and go over it referring to your original notes – you should already know most of the material but you really don't want to wing it with adaptive testing – it will nail you if there any gaps in your knowledge!

  6. Jason R says:

    Snap, been there Anthony, going in fully prepared for 2008 then getting caught out with the 2008 R2 question, that was a very expensive lesson!

  7. Jimmy says:

    Is this book better than the Pearson study guide MCSA 70-410 Cert Guide R2: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (Certification Guide) Hardcover –

    by Don Poulton (Author), David Camardella?

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