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Free 417 MCSA upgrade exam from Microsoft

Microsoft are offering a free MCSA upgrade exam for Windows 2012


Bryan O'Connor | 23 January 2013

Microsoft are offering a free MCSA upgrade exam for Windows 2012

As a MCSA in Windows 2008, the next step for me is to upgrade first to the MCSA 2012, then onto my MCSE in Server Infrastructure, MCSE Desktop Infrastructure and finally the MCSE in Private Cloud.

This means a lot of exams and they all start with the following: Exam 417 (Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012.)

Microsoft is offering exam 417 for free along with free training and free second chances to pass the exams. In order to get for example the MCSE Private Cloud, we have to sit exam 417, 246 and 247. We pay for the 246 and 247, and the 417 is free. This offer applies to anyone upgrading MCSA: Windows Server 2008 to either a MCSE: Server Infrastructure, MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure, or MCSE: Private Cloud certifications.

For more details visit Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Upgrade Certifications .

Bryan O'Connor

Senior Technical Instructor

Bryan O’Connor is a Senior Technical Instructor at QA, teaching VMware, Microsoft and CompTIA courses. In the past, Bryan has also been certified by Novell as a MCNI (Master Certified Novell Instructor). Bryan started in the world of IT in 1986 and has worked in a variety of roles ranging from PC support technician to Network design and consultancy, to Virtualisation consultant. At last count, Bryan held over 40 professional VMware, Microsoft, Novell and CompTIA certifications. Bryan has advised many large organisations on their IT and project management needs to allow them to benefit from the increase in productivity provided by computer systems. In addition to teaching, Bryan does a variety of jobs in QA, including supporting the sales staff and setting up the classrooms. Outside of QA, Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife Tracey and their two daughters Meagan and Jessica, unless there’s a grand prix on the TV when he enjoys paying Tracey, Meagan and Jessica to disappear for the day.
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