For professionals who are pursuing the Windows Server certification path, passing the exams associated with the MCSE: Server Infrastructure and MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certifications demonstrate an advanced level of skill. Earning these advanced certifications may increase the professional’s employment opportunities beyond those provided through earning an MTA certification.


The MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification requires candidates to pass the following certification exams: 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, 70-411 Administering Windows Server 2012, and 70-412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services. Candidates who have passed these exams have demonstrated that they are able to work in multiple solution areas within a business environment, are able to reduce IT costs, and can increase business value. After passing these certification exams, candidates typically work as network and computer systems administrators. They may also pursue career paths as computer support specialists.


Earning the MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification requires candidates to be able to pass exams 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412. In addition, candidates must pass the following certification exams: 70-413, Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure and 70-414, Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure. After passing these certification exams, candidates have demonstrated that they understand concepts relating to identity management, virtualization, storage, networking, and systems management. Passing these certification exams typically allows professionals to work as computer support specialists and information security analysts.