This study guide is provided as part of the Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge and steps through the resources that I personally used when preparing for the following exam objectives on Exam 70-410, Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012:
- Install and Configure Servers
- Install Servers
- Configure Servers
Note that these same exam objectives are also targeted in the related upgrade exam for IT Pros certified as an MCSA on Windows Server 2008: Exam 70-417, Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA on Windows Server 2012. As such, this study guide is also relevant for individuals preparing for these objectives on this upgrade exam.
What is the Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge?
The Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge is a FREE online peer study group that is leveraging a set of study resources, such as this study guide, to prepare for the MCSA on Windows Server 2012 certification exams as an IT Pro community. This study guide and the “Early Experts” Challenge are intended as post-training resources for IT Pros with significant prior experience in previous versions of Windows Server and/or IT Pros that have completed formal training on Windows Server 2012 and are preparing for certification. Formal instructor-led training on these exam objectives is available from local Microsoft Learning partners that are delivering the following Microsoft Official Course:
Completion of this study guide satisfies one portion of the “Early Experts” Installer Quest study requirements. Learn more about the “Early Experts” Challenge peer study group and join us online at: http://earlyexperts.net.
Watch: Deploying Windows Server 2012
Study: Install and Configure Servers
Review these targeted study materials for each exam objective and task to evaluate your exam preparedness and learn the skills needed in this area of the exam.
- Install Servers
- Plan for a Server Installation
- Plan for Server Roles (Familiarize yourself with the available Server Roles – We’ll go into more detail on each role in future study guides)
- Plan for a Server Upgrade
- Server Core Overview
- Install Server Core
- Configure Features on Demand
- Migrate Roles from Previous Versions of Windows Server (Familiarize yourself with an overview of the Server Migration Tools – We’ll go into more detail on migrating specific server roles in future study guides)
- Install, Use and Remove Windows Server Migration Tools
- Demo: Installing Server Migration Tools (Based on Windows Server 2008 R2, but still relevant)
- Configure Servers
Do It: Configuring Server Core and Minimal Server Interface
Hands-on lab exercises in the “Early Expert” Challenge are based on a dual-boot local participant lab environment. If you haven’t built your lab environment yet, you can build your very own study lab with the steps provided here.
Configuring Server Core and Minimal Server Interface
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