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MCSA / Microsoft Certified System Administrator / Windows Server 2012 R2, Active Directory, TCP/IP, Network Services, Security, Virtualization, Group Policy

MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Complete Study Guide: Exams 70-410, 70-411, 70-412

Prepare for the MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Exams

Microsoft’s new version of the MCSA certification for Windows Server 2012 R2 requires passing three exams (or one Upgrade exam if you have your MCSA or MCITP in Windows Server 2008). This value-priced study guide includes more than 1,000 pages of quality exam-prep content, covering 100% of the objective domains of all three exams (as well as the Upgrade exam, 70-417).

In addition, you get access to an interactive practice test environment with more than 500 questions, electronic flashcards, and videos showing how to perform the more difficult tasks. Both first-time MCSA candidates and those wishing to upgrade from Server 2008 certification will benefit from this complete test-prep guide.

  • Completely updated to cover the Windows Server 2012 R2 Exams
  • Provides a comprehensive study guide for all three MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 exams: 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412, as well as the Upgrade exam: 70-417
  • Covers installing and configuring Windows Server 2012; deploying and configuring DNS service; administering Active Directory; creating and managing Group Policy Objects; and configuring server roles and features, Hyper-V, and core networking services
  • Explains basic networking concepts, DHCP, deploying and maintaining servers, configuring a network policy server infrastructure and high availability in Windows Server 2012, and much more
  • Features real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, practice exam questions, electronic flashcards, and over an hour of video demonstrations
  • Covers all exam objectives

MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Complete Study Guide arms you with all the information you must master to achieve MCSA certification on Windows Server 2012 R2

MCSA 70-410 Cert Guide R2: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (Cert Guides)

The study guide helps you master all the topics on the MCSA 70-410 exam, including the following:

  • Installing and configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring storage, shares, and permissions
  • Configuring and monitoring print and document services
  • Configuring Hyper-V and Hyper-V Network Virtualization
  • Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing
  • Configuring DHCP and DNS
  • Managing and Configuring Active Directory Domain Services
  • Securing Windows Server 2012

MCSA 70-410 Cert Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server® 2012 R2 is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Best-selling authors and expert instructors Don Poulton and David Camardella share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.

The companion CD contains the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam
the first time.

The CD contains two free, complete practice exams.

Training Kit (Exam 70-461) Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (MCSA) (Microsoft Press Training Kit)

Ace your preparation for Microsoft Certification Exam 70-461 with this 2-in-1 Training Kit from Microsoft Press. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and practical exercises, and then assess your skills with practice tests on CD–featuring multiple, customizable testing options.

Maximize your performance on the exam by learning how to:

  • Create database objects
  • Work with data
  • Modify data
  • Troubleshoot and optimize queries

Exam Ref 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 (MCSA)

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

MCSA Microsoft Windows 10 Study Guide: Exam 70-697

Master 100 percent of Microsoft Windows 10 exam with real-world hands-on practice

MCSA: Microsoft Windows 10 Complete Study Guide is your ultimate preparation resource for the new Windows 10 certification. Fully updated to align with the latest version of the exam, this new edition digs deeper into the intricacies of the Windows OS and provides the most up-to-date information on new Windows 10 technologies. With complete coverage of all exam topics, this invaluable guide walks you through device planning, deployment, and management; network and storage configuration; access, data, app, and recovery management, and much more to help you master the exam material. You also get access to the Sybex interactive online learning environment, featuring electronic flashcards, a searchable glossary, an assessment test, and bonus practice exams designed to give you a preview of exam day.

MCSA: Microsoft Windows 10 is the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate certification for Windows 10, testing your abilities in a broad variety of associate-level tasks. This book rounds them up into a comprehensive knowledge base to help you clarify, memorize, and deepen your understanding so you can approach exam day with confidence.

  • Master 100 percent of exam 70-697, Configuring Windows Devices, objectives
  • Get more hands-on practice in real-world scenarios
  • Test your knowledge with challenging review questions
  • Access digital study aids and practice tests for comprehensive prep

Windows is the world’s leading operating system, with an estimated 90 percent share of the desktop OS market. There are currently over 110 million Windows 10 users, and that number is expected to rise—putting Windows 10 Specialists in high demand in the job market. If you’re ready to fill the growing need for trained Windows 10 associates, Microsoft Configuring Windows Devices Study Guide Exam 70-697 has you covered for complete and detailed exam preparation.

Training Guide Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 (MCSA) (Microsoft Press Training Guide)

Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2! Designed to help enterprise administrators develop real-world, job-role-specific skills – this Training Guide focuses on deploying and managing core infrastructure services in Windows Server 2012 R2. Build hands-on expertise through a series of lessons, exercises, and suggested practices – and help maximize your performance on the job.

This Microsoft Training Guide:

  • Provides in-depth, hands-on training you take at your own pace
  • Focuses on job-role-specific expertise for deploying and managing core infrastructure services
  • Creates a foundation of skills which, along with on-the-job experience, can be measured by Microsoft Certification exams such as 70-410

Topics include:

  • Preparing for Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Deploying servers
  • Server remote management
  • New Windows PowerShell capabilities
  • Deploying domain controllers
  • Active Directory administration
  • Network administration
  • Advanced networking capabilities

MCSA Guide to Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2012 /R2, Exam 70-410

Packed with hands-on applications, MCSA Guide to Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2012 /R2, Exam 70-410equips you with the skills you need to pass the MCSE/MCSA certification exam-as well as successfully meet the real-world challenges of a Microsoft networking professional. The vibrant four-color text thoroughly prepares you to manage a Windows Server 2012 system with a focus on installation and configuration. Extensive coverage of all exam objetives begins with an introduction to Windows Server 2012/R2 and continues with coverage of server management, configuration of storage, file and printer services, Active Directory , account management, Group Policy, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP and Hyper-V virtualization.

Training Guide Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 (MCSA) (Microsoft Press Training Guide)

Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2!

Designed to help enterprise administrators develop real-world, job-role-specific skills – this Training Guide focuses on core infrastructure administration for Windows Server 2012 R2. Build hands-on expertise through a series of lessons, exercises, and suggested practices – and help maximize your performance on the job.

This Microsoft Training Guide:

  • Focuses on job-role-specific expertise for core infrastructure administration tasks
  • Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2, including new practices
  • Provides in-depth, hands-on training you take at your own pace
  • Creates a foundation of skills which, along with on-the-job experience, can be measured by Microsoft Certification exams such as 70-411

Topics include:

  • Deploying and updating Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Managing account policies and service accounts
  • Configuring name resolution
  • Administering Active Directory
  • Managing Group Policy application and infrastructure
  • Configuring Group Policy settings and preferences
  • Administering network policies
  • Administering remote access
  • Managing file services
  • Monitoring and auditing Windows Server 2012 R2

Exam Ref 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-697–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of configuring Windows 10 devices in the enterprise. Designed for experienced IT pros ready to advance their status, this Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success as a Microsoft specialist.

Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:

  • Manage identity
  • Plan desktop and device deployment
  • Plan and implement a Microsoft Intune device management solution
  • Configure networking and storage
  • Manage data access and protection
  • Manage remote access
  • Manage apps
  • Manage updates and recovery

This Microsoft Exam Ref:

  • Organizes its coverage by exam objectives
  • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you
  • Assumes you have experience with Windows desktop administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting; basic experience and understanding of Windows networking; and introductory-level knowledge of Active Directory and Microsoft Intune

Training Guide Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services (MCSA) (Microsoft Press Training Guide)

Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2! Designed to help enterprise administrators develop real-world, job-role-specific skills – this Training Guide focuses on configuration of advanced services in Windows Server 2012 R2. Build hands-on expertise through a series of lessons, exercises, and suggested practices – and help maximize your performance on the job.

This Microsoft Training Guide:

  • Focuses on job-role-specific expertise for advanced configuration tasks
  • Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2, including new practices
  • Provides in-depth, hands-on training you take at your own pace
  • Creates a foundation of skills which, along with on-the-job experience, can be measured by Microsoft Certification exams such as 70-412

Topics include:

  • Advanced Active Directory Infrastructure
  • Active Directory Sites and Replication
  • Advanced DHCP and DNS
  • Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Advanced File Services and Storage
  • High Availability
  • Site Resilience
  • Dynamic Access Control and Active Directory Rights Management Services
  • Active Directory Federation Services

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Administration: Real-World Skills for MCSA Certification and Beyond (Exams 70-461, 70-462, and 70-463)

Implement, maintain, and repair SQL Server 2012 databases

As the most significant update since 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 boasts updates and new features that are critical to understand. Whether you manage and administer SQL Server 2012 or are planning to get your MCSA: SQL Server 2012 certification, this book is the perfect supplement to your learning and preparation. From understanding SQL Server’s roles to implementing business intelligence and reporting, this practical book explores tasks and scenarios that a working SQL Server DBA faces regularly and shows you step by step how to handle them.

  • Includes practice exams and coverage of exam objectives for those seeking MSCA: SQL Server 2012 certification
  • Explores the skills you’ll need on the job as a SQL Server 2012 DBA
  • Discusses designing and implementing database solutions
  • Walks you through administrating, maintaining, and securing SQL Server 2012
  • Addresses implementing high availability and data distribution
  • Includes bonus videos where the author walks you through some of the more difficult tasks expected of a DBA

Featuring hands-on exercises and real-world scenarios, this resource guides you through the essentials of implementing, maintaining, and repairing SQL Server 2012 databases.

Exam Ref 70-346 Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-346–and demonstrate your real-world mastery of the skills needed to provision, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot Microsoft Office 365 identities and cloud services. Designed for experienced IT pros 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:

  • Provision Office 365
  • Plan and implement networking and security in Office 365
  • Manage cloud identities
  • Implement and manage identities by using DirSync
  • Implement and manage federated identities (SSO)
  • Monitor and troubleshoot Office 365 availability and usage

This Microsoft Exam Ref:

  • Organizes its coverage by exam objectives
  • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you
  • Provides exam preparation tips written by a top trainer, consultant, and sysadmin
  • Assumes you have experience with the Office 365 Admin Center and an understanding of Microsoft Exchange Online, Skype for Business, SharePoint Online, Office 365 ProPlus, and Azure Active Directory