New book: Exam Ref 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2

9780735684409fWe’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 (9780735684409), by J.C. Mackin.

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Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2! Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-417 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Windows Server 2012 R2 core infrastructure services. Exam 70-417 is an upgrade exam that is a composite of three standalone exams: 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412. Exam 70-417 validates skills related to core features and functionality of Windows Server 2012 R2, from the existing knowledge base of a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator for Windows Server 2008.

Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:

EXAM 70-410

  • Install and configure servers
  • Configure server roles and features
  • Configure Hyper-V
  • Deploy and configure core network services
  • Install and administer Active Directory

EXAM 70-411

  • Deploy, manage, and maintain servers
  • Configure network services and access
  • Configure a network policy server infrastructure
  • Configure and manage Active Directory
  • Configure and manage Group Policy

EXAM 70-412

  • Configure and manage high availability
  • Configure file and storage solutions
  • Implement business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Configure network services
  • Configure identity and access solutions

This Microsoft Exam Ref:

· Organizes its coverage by exam objectives.

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

About the Authors
J.C. Mackin, MCSA, MCSE, is a writer, editor, and Microsoft Certified Trainer who has focused on Windows networking technologies since Windows NT 4.0. He has written or coauthored more than 10 books about Windows administration and certification.

Comments (5)
  1. Matt says:

    I just registered my physical copy of this on and was hoping for a code to get a cheap e-book like you used to be able to with O'Reilly.  Is the discounted e-book only available if you purchase a bundle?

    As I'm in the UK it doesn't make sense for me to order a physical copy from the US.

  2. KimSpilker says:

    Sorry. Yes, the deeply discounted ebook is available with the bundle purchase from the Microsoft Press Store. I hear what you're saying about being in the UK and not ordering a print book through the site because of shipping. We'll continue to work on the discounting on the site. We'll take this into consideration.

  3. Matteo says:

    Just a question, in previous versions, on the training kit books were available the Microsoft Press Training Kit Exam Prep, what about on exam-prep and training guide 2012 series?

    These are useful to test skills before exams.

  4. KimSpilker says:

    @Matteo – Hello, we no longer offer practice tests with our books, if that was your question. We divided our Training Kits into two separate series – Training Guides and Exam Refs. We stopped offering practice tests with them. We might in the future, but we have not developed them so far. We knew that our old practice test engine needed a fresh look and new features to offer the different kinds of questions found on the actual exams. That takes time to develop. In the meantime, I would suggest that you look into practice tests offered by companies, such as MeasureUp and Transcender.

  5. Wayne Hoggett says:

    I've developed a Windows/Windows Phone App that you can use to practice for your 70-417 exam.

    Download now for Windows 8.1:…/58031ab3-fc60-4624-86df-b40c07a9716b

    Or Download now for Windows Phone 8.1:

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