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A glimpse at MCSA 70-410 Exam

MCSA Certification

MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) is a certification program intended for people who seek entry-level jobs in an IT (information technology) environment. MCSA is a prerequisite for more advanced Microsoft certifications.

Students can select any of the following specialty areas:

•    Windows Server 2008
•    Windows Server 2012
•    SQL Server 2012
•    Windows 7
•    Windows 8

MCP Certifications:

As they advance in the MCP program, professionals can gain any or all of the following certifications:

•    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
•    Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
•    Microsoft Certified Product Specialist (MCPS)
•    Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)

To prepare for the MCP exams, students can take courses at a certified training company location, in certified courses in a high school or college, or through self-study at Microsoft’s self-study Web site or through certified training materials. Students who do not feel ready for MCSA can obtain the more basic MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate) certification first.

Benefits of qualifying MCSA

MCSA 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).

Get hired

Five times as many high-growth/high-salary positions require experience with Office than all non-Microsoft software skills combined. (IDC/Microsoft, Skills Requirements for Tomorrow’s Best Jobs: Helping Educators Provide Students with Skills and Tools They Need, October 2013)

Twenty-nine percent of tomorrow’s high-growth/high-wage positions require Office or Office-related skills. (IDC/Microsoft, Skills Requirements for Tomorrow’s Best Jobs: Helping Educators Provide Students with Skills and Tools They Need, October 2013)

Eighty-six percent of hiring managers indicate that IT certifications are a high or medium priority during the candidate evaluation process. (CompTIA, Employer Perceptions of IT Training and Certification, January 2011)

Eight in ten HR execs verify certifications among job candidates. (CompTIA, Employer Perceptions of IT Training and Certification, January 2011)

Ninety-one percent of hiring managers consider certification as part of their hiring criteria. (Microsoft, Microsoft Certification Program Satisfaction Study, April 2012)

Get recognized

Sixty-four percent of IT hiring managers rate certifications as having extremely high or high value in validating the skills and expertise of job candidates. (CompTIA, Employer Perceptions of IT Training and Certification, January 2011)

Certification, training, and experience are three of the top four most important characteristics when selecting a candidate for a cloud-related position. (IDC/Microsoft, Climate Change: Cloud’s Impact on IT Organizations and Staffing, November 2012)

FAQs for MCSA 70-410

The new Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) credential focuses on the ability to design and build technology solutions. The previous Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator certifications focused on a specific job role.

If I earn the MCSA certification, will it help me earn the MCSE certification?

Yes. If you are an experienced IT professional, the MCSA certification is a prerequisite to achieving an MCSE certification.

What is the difference between the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification and the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification?

The MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification is based on Windows Server 2008 R2 technology and is a prerequisite to the MCSE: Private Cloud certification.

The MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification is based on Windows Server 2012 technology and is a prerequisite for the following certifications

MCSE: Private Cloud
MCSE: Server Infrastructure
MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure
MCSE: Messaging
MCSE: Communication
MCSE: SharePoint certifications.

 

MCSA 70-410 Exam Prep Mobile App (iOS)

Best Exam Guides recently launched a “Test-your-readiness” mobile app catering the needs of preparation for the MCSA 70-410. The app consists of 130+ sample questions, including drag and drop scenarios.

The app efficiently keeps the progress records and motivates for preparation by pointing out the weaker areas. You can not only view the previously attempted exams but can also show the questions you attempted as correct, wrong, revealed or skipped during the exam.

The app is primarily built for the students or professionals who have prior basic knowledge about MCSA 70-410 and wants a fast track exam preparation for MCSA 70-410.

The app is available as a free download for the evaluation and is available through (In App purchases) at an introductory price for a limited time.

Junaid Abbas
The author is a certified CCIE and has 10+ years of experience in several multinational companies.


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