Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Challenge – Exam 70-417 – Free MCSA Upgrade Training

UPDATE: The recorded version of this training is now available at ... Hope you enjoy!


Are you already certified as an MCSA on Windows Server 2008 and looking to upgrade your certs to Windows Server 2012?  This week, we've released a new Jumpstart online training course that specifically targets the certification objectives in Exam 70-417, Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA on Windows Server 2012.  This course will be broadcast live online as a 2-day accelerated version of the normal 5-day instructor-led course for experienced IT Pros. Here's the course details ...

Course: Prepare for Exam 70-417 - Upgrading Skills to Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart

Date(s): Oct 23rd and 24th, Noon - 7PM Eastern Time

Registration: Register online at Microsoft Certified Community Connection portal


Day 1:

  • Module 1: Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
  • Module 2: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012
  • Module 3: Managing Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0


  • Module 4: Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012
  • Module 5: Implementing Network Services
  • Module 6: Implementing Direct Access

Day 2:

  • Module 7: Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Module 8: Implementing Hyper-V
  • Module 9: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V


  • Module 10: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Module 11: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
  • Module 12: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services

What's next?

After attending this online course, feel free to join our Early Experts online peer study group at to network and share study tips/questions/discussions with other IT Pros preparing for certification on Windows Server 2012!

Hope to see you there!


Comments (7)
  1. Anonymous says:


    Thanks for this.  I've been studying along with the Early Experts group to transition my current MCITP to the MCSA Server 2012 (and then on to MCSE: Server Infrastructure hopefully), so this is just what I was hoping for.  I was excited about the times listed on the event page when I went to sign up (it says 9am to 4pm there), until I realized that was PST.  Unfortunately I'm taking some night classes on Tuesday and Wednesday and will probably have to stop watching around 5pm each day.  I know there's probably not much hope of a yes here, but it never hurts to ask: Is there any chance of getting a copy of the live stream (even just the last 2 hours each day) after the event, so I don't miss out on anything?  Thanks again for this opportunity!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Would really like to see this too. Not too friendly for NZ Timezone on a work day.

    Recorded copy would = hero. Thanks for all your great work Keith.


  3. KeithMayer says:

    Good luck, Chris! 🙂

  4. Mike Kline says:

    Agree with the others, I'd love to be able to download/view these sessions.   Couldn't make it live due to work.



  5. KeithMayer says:

    Hi XO,

    Thanks for your feedback!

    I'll follow-up with the instructor team and see if we can get recorded copies of the training sessions to share more broadly after the live delivery occurs.  I'll post as soon as they are available.



  6. Anonymous says:

    Would be great to get some recorded sessions too as I am looking to upgrade my MCSA 2008 or how can we find out about another session, cheers Mike S

  7. Chris Becket says:

    Thanks for the update Keith. About to take the two MCSE:SharePoint Beta Exams and need to take the upgrade pretty soon too.

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