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Got your MCSA 2012? Why not go for MCSE 2012?

I passed my MCSA in Windows 2012, and my next step is MCSE 2012 in Server Infrastructure, this post outlines how I’m hoping to achieve it.

Bryan O'Connor | 5 February 2013

I passed my MCSA in Windows 2012, and my next step is MCSE 2012 in Server Infrastructure, this post outlines how I’m hoping to achieve it.

I have achieved my Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate in 2012, I now need to gain my Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert in Server Infrastructure.

To become an MCSE, first off we need to be an MCSA 2012, in a previous post I discussed my exam experience.

I have looked at the Microsoft Certification website in order to find my route to MCSE Server Infrastructure . This informs me that I now need to sit and pass two additional exams:

Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure       Exam 413

Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure           Exam 414

As a Microsoft Certified Trainer I have decided to use official Microsoft courseware and practical hands on experience in order to prepare and pass the exams.

The courseware I'll be using is as follows:

Course 20413 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

Course 20414 Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

I'm hoping to sit and pass these exams over the next few weeks.


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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