MCSA: Windows Server 2012

MCSA: Windows Server 2012

Solutions Associate

The skills for your professional career

Prove your mastery of the primary set of Windows Server 2012 skills required to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value. (New to IT? Learn about MTA certification for new entrants.)

Earning an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification qualifies you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or as a computer network specialist, and it is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).

Step

Title

Optional training

Required exam

Certification earned

1

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

MCSA: Windows Server 2012

2

Administering Windows Server 2012

3

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Next

Earn your MCSE certification.

You can substitute Exam 346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements, Exam 409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center, or Exam 462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases, for Exam 412.

You can upgrade these certifications to the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification.

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2008

  • MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008

  • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008

  • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2

  • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010

  • MCITP: Lync Server Administrator 2010

  • MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010

  • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7

  • MCDST: Windows XP

  • MCSE: Windows 2000

  • MCSA: Windows 2000

  • MCSA: Security on Windows 2000

  • MCSA: Security on Windows 2003

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2003

  • MCSE: Security on Windows 2000

  • MCSE: Security on Windows 2003

  • MCSE: Windows Server 2003

  • MCSA: Messaging on Windows Server 2000

  • MCSA: Messaging on Windows Server 2003

  • MCSE: Messaging on Windows Server 2000

  • MCSE: Messaging on Windows Server 2003

Step

Title

Optional training

Required exam

Certification earned

1

Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

MCSA: Windows Server 2012

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