Earning the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): confirms that you have core Windows Server 2012 skills that are relevant across multiple solutions areas. This foundational certification validates your ability to work with Windows Server 2012 in a real-world business context.


MCSA: Server Infrastructure Certification.

Upgrade paths to MCSA

If you hold one or more of the following certifications you are eligible to take upgrade exam 70-417:

MCSA: Windows Server 2008
MCITP: Virtualization Administrator
MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator
MCITP: Lync Server Administrator
MCITP: SharePoint Administrator
MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator

MCSE: Server Infrastructure

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure certification validates that you have the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data center, with expertise in identity management, virtualization, storage, and networking.

In addition to MCSA, two classes mapping to two exams earns an MCSE: Server Infrastructure

MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure

Validate your skills in desktop virtualization, remote desktop services, and application virtualization. Show that you can manage desktops and devices that provide access from anywhere, while maintaining security and compliance.

In addition to MCSA, 2 classes mapping to two exams earns an MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure