Microsoft Exam Retirements in 2013

As you know, many Microsoft Exams will retire in 2013.

See below an extracted list from Microsoft Learning.

 

Retiring on January 31, 2013

Dynamics

MB7-514: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 C/SIDE Introduction

MB7-515: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 Financials

MB7-516: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 C/SIDE Solution Development

MB7-517: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 Installation and Configuration

Project Server

70-632: TS: Microsoft Office Project 2007, Managing Projects

70-633: TS: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Managing Projects

70-634: Pro: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Managing Projects and Programs

70-639: TS: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Configuring

Share Point

70-542: TS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Application Development

 

Retiring on July 31, 2013

SQL Server

70-433: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development

70-450: PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Designing, Optimizing, and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution

70-451: PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Designing and Optimizing Database Solutions

70-452: PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Designing a Business Intelligence Solution

Virtualization

70-659: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization

70-669: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization

70-693: Pro: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator

Visual Studio

70-502: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Presentation Foundation

70-503: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Communication Foundation

70-504: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Workflow

70-505: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Application Development

70-511: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, Windows Applications Development

70-513: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, Windows Communication Foundation Development

70-515: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, Web Applications Development

70-516: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, Accessing Data with ADO.NET

70-518: Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

70-519: Pro: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

70-521: Upgrade: Transition your MCPD .NET Framework 3.5 Windows Developer Skills to MCPD .NET 4.0 Windows Applications Developer

70-523: Upgrade: Transition Your MCPD .NET Framework 3.5 Web Developer Skills to MCPD .NET Framework 4 Web Developer

70-536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation

70-561: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Application Development

70-562: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development

70-563: Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

70-564: PRO: Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

70-565: PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

Windows Embedded

70-571: TS: Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Application Development

Windows Server and Client

70-169: TS: Windows Small Business Server 7, Configuring

70-290: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

70-270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional

70-291: Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

70-293: Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

70-294: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

70-297: Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure

70-298: Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network

70-299: Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network

70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring

70-647: Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator

70-648: Upgrading your MCSA on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist

70-649: Upgrading your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist

74-679: Windows Server 2008 Hosted Environments, Configuring and Managing

70-690: Windows Server 2008 HPC Environments, Configuring and Managing

70-691: Windows Server 2008 HPC Environments, Developing

70-699: Windows Server 2003, MCSA Security Specialization Skills Update

Other

70-162: TS: Forefront Protection for EndPoint and Server, Configuring

74-676: TS: Fast Enterprise Search Platform, Developing

70-625: Connected Home Integrator

 

Retiring on August 25, 2013

Share Point

88-961: MCM: SharePoint Server 2010: Week 1

88-962: MCM: SharePoint Server 2010: Week 2

88-963: MCM: SharePoint Server 2010: Week 3

88-973: MCM: SharePoint Server 2010, Knowledge Upgrade Exam

MCM: SharePoint Server 2010: Lab

 

Retiring on September 30, 2012

Exchange

70-236: TS: Exchange Server 2007, Configuring

70-237: Pro: Designing Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

70-238: Pro: Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Communication Server

70-638: TS: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Configuring

SharePoint

70-630: TS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Configuring

 

 

Free “MCSA: Windows Server 2012” preparation materials

For Windows Server 2012 R2 Exam pratice klicke here.

 

Hi Community,

like for the MCSE: Private Cloud, I collected some free learning materials for the MCSA: Windows Server 2012. I will update this blog as soon as new materials are available.

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Free Practice Questions for the Exams

http://www.accelerated-ideas.com/aiMExamsChoose.aspx#mcse

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Jumpstarts Videos:

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 1

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 2a

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 2b

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 3a

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 3b

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 4

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 5a

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 5b

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 6a

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 6b

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 7

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 8

Windows Server 2012 Jump Start! Upgrade Skills for Exam 70-417

Windows Server 2012 Jump Start! Upgrade Skills for Exam 70-417

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free eBooks:

Introducing Windows Server 2012 (RTM Edition)

Windows Server 2012 Compatibility Cookbook

FREE eBook Chapter: Migrating and Upgrading Physical and Virtual Servers to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 <- Keith Mayers Blog

Free Ebook :- The Hands-on Guide: Understanding Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 <- Lai Yoong Seng

Guide To Windows Server 2012 <- The Register

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Free Training Videos: 

http://www.trainsignal.com/blog/90-days <- Trainsignal

TechED 2013 Exam Prep: 70-410 and 70-417 – MCSA: Windows Server 2012

TechED 2013 Exam Prep: 70-411 and 70-417 – MCSA: Windows Server 2012

TechED Exam Prep: 70-412 and 70-417 – MCSA: Windows Server 2012

TechED Exam prep: 70-413 and 70-414 – MCSE: Server Infrastructure

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Labs:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/hh968267.aspx

Build Your Lab on Windows Server 2012 <- Keith Mayers Blog

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Trial Download:

Windows Server 2012

Hyper-V Server 2012

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Microsoft Virtual Academy (free courses): 

Windows Server 2012: Technical Overview

Windows Server 2012: Server Virtualization

Windows Server 2012: Management & Automation

Windows Server 2012: Storage

Windows Server 2012: Networking

Windows Server 2012: Identity and Access

Windows Server 2012: Web & Application Platform

Windows Server 2012: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

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IT Camp on Demand

Hyper-V shared nothing Live Migration

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Evaluation Guide:

Windows Server 2012 Evaluation Guide

Build your own Windows Server 2012 server lab in the Cloud … for FREE! <- Keith Mayers Blog

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Free Study Guide: 

Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge – Exam 70-410 – Installing Active Directory <- Keith Mayers Blog

Windows Server 2012 “Early Expert” Challenge – Exam 70-410 – Installing and Configuring <- Keith Mayers Blog

Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge – Exam 70-410 – NIC Teaming <- Keith Mayers Blog

Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge – Exam 70-410 – Storage Spaces <- Keith Mayers Blog

Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge – Exam 70-410 – Managing Server Roles and Features <- Keith Mayers Blog

Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge – Exam 70-410 – Create and Manage Group Policy <- Keith Mayers Blog

Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge – Exam 70-410 – Managing Servers with PowerShell 3.0 <- Keith Mayers Blog

Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge – Explorer Quest <- Keith Mayers Blog

IPv6 Bootcamp – Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge – Exam 70-410 <- Keith Mayers Blog

Configuring DHCP in Windows Server 2012 – “Early Experts” Challenge – Exam 70-410 <- Keith Mayers Blog

Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Networking in Windows Server 2012 – “Early Experts” Challenge – Exam 70-410 and 70-417 <- Keith Mayers Blog

Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machine Storage in Windows Server 2012 – “Early Experts” Challenge – Exam 70-410 and 70-417 <- Keith Mayers Blog

My thoughts on 70-410 <- Michael Benders Blog

 

PowerShell 3.0 (german only):

Windows PowerShell 3.0 für Einsteiger – Teil 1

Windows PowerShell 3.0 für Einsteiger – Teil 2

Windows PowerShell 3.0 für Einsteiger – Teil 3

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Other Collections:

Windows Server 2012 Early Experts – 70-417 – Resources for Preparation

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Study Groups: 

Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Study Group on LinkedIn

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Webpages:

90daystoMCSA.com

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Twitter Hashtags:

#90days2MCSA

#WinServ

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Special offers: 

http://bsf01.com/Microsoft_Vouchers/MCSE_WS2012Upgrades.aspx

Great Blog’s around Windows Server 2012:

English:

Keith Mayer – IT Rocks

Didier van Hoye – Working Hard in IT

Alessandro Cardoso – Virtualisation & Management Blog

Thomas Maurer –Just another private cloud weblog

James van den Berg – Mountainss

Aidan Finn – Aidan Finn, IT Pro

Leandro Carvalho – Virtualisation with Hyper-V, System Center, Cloud and much more

Microsoft – System Center Blog

Microsoft – Hyper-V survival Guide

Blain Barton – Blain Barton’s Blog

Microsoft – Windows Server

German:

Carsten Rachfahl – Hyper-V Server

Microsoft – German Virtualization Blog

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Book recommendation:

Cert Prep Pack: MCSA Windows Server 2012 (Exam Ref 70-410, 70-411, 70-412)

Free “MCSE: Private Cloud” preparation materials

Team,

for all those of you preparing for MCSE: Private Cloud:

Picture from training.microsoft.com

MCSE: Private Cloud can now also be earned with MCSA: Windows Server 2012

Please find below a collection of free of charge training materials.

I would like to thank Carsten Rachfahl (MVP Virtual Machines) & the MVA team for their support in this matter.

Best regards

Flo

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Jumpstarts Videos:

System Center 2012

Private Cloud Jumpstart 1

Private Cloud Jumpstart 2

Private Cloud Jumpstart 3

Private Cloud Jumpstart 4

Private Cloud Jumpstart 5

Private Cloud Jumpstart 6

Private Cloud Jumpstart 7

Private Cloud Jumpstart 8

Private Cloud Jumpstart 9

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 1

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 2a

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 2b

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 3a

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 3b

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 4

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 5a

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 5b

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 6a

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 6b

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 7

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart 8

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Edge Show Channel 9:

Edge Show 1 

Edge Show 2 

Edge Show 4

Edge Show 5

Edge Show 6

Edge Show 7

Edge Show 9

Edge Show 11

Edge Show 15

Edge Show 16

Edge Show 17

Edge Show 19

Edge Show 21

Edge Show 23

Edge Show 24

Edge Show 26

Edge Show 27

Edge Show 29

Edge Show 30

Edge Show 32

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Additional Videos:

Network Monitoring with System Center 2012

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Free eBooks:

System Center 2012

http://www.technodge.co.uk/nodge/technodge-ebooks/

Windows Server 2012

http://blogs.technet.com/b/bobh/archive/2012/06/21/free-e-books-on-windows-server-2012-and-sql-2012.aspx

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Study Guides:

Keith Mayer: Get Certified MCSE: Private Cloud Step by Step

Keith Mayer: NEW! Step-by-Step Study Guide for MCSE Private Cloud Exam 70-247

Keith Mayer: Get Certified Hyper-V R2 Step by Step

Keith Mayer: Master System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager with this short-list of FREE Learning Resources …

Keith Mayer: FREE MCSE Private Cloud Exam Study Guide for Exam 70-247

Michael Bender: MCSE Private Cloud in 60 Days

Virtualfat: Resources to prepare for BETA Exam 70-247

KenSim: How to Pass the MCSE Private Cloud Exams

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Labs:

Lab Evaluation Guide

Private Cloud Guided Labs

Lab Collection via James van den Berg

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Evaluation Software:

Version with Windows Server 2008 R2 and System Center 2012

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Microsoft Virtual Academy:

System Center 2012:

What’s new in System Center 2012

Configuring and Deploying private Cloud

Orchestrator & Service Manager

Operations Manager

System Center Advisor

Virtual Machine Manager

Configuration Manager

Licensing Overview

Introduction to Systems Management & Service Delivery

Data Protection Manager

General:

Introducing Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud

Understand High-Availability Solutions

Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals – The Plattform

Windows Server 2012:

What’s new in Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2008 R2:

Preparing your Datacenter for Microsoft private Cloud

PowerShell 3.0 (german only):

Windows PowerShell 3.0 für Einsteiger – Teil 1

Windows PowerShell 3.0 für Einsteiger – Teil 2

Windows PowerShell 3.0 für Einsteiger – Teil 3

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Great Blog’s around System Center 2012 and private Cloud

English:

Keith Mayer – IT Rocks

Didier van Hoye – Working Hard in IT

Alessandro Cardoso – Virtualisation & Management Blog

Thomas MaurerJust another private cloud weblog

James van den BergMountainss

Aidan Finn – Aidan Finn, IT Pro

Leandro Carvalho – Virtualisation with Hyper-V, System Center, Cloud and much more

Microsoft – System Center Blog

Microsoft – Hyper-V survival Guide

Blain Barton – Blain Barton’s Blog

German:

Carsten Rachfahl – Hyper-V Server

Microsoft – German Virtualization Blog

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Book recommendation:

Microsoft Private Cloud Computing(Author: Aidan Finn, Damian Flynn, Hans Vredevoort, Patrick Lownds)