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In an increasingly multi-hypervisor world, more and more IT organizations are using Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure to achieve superior performance and workload flexibility at the best possible price. With nearly two-thirds* of businesses on more than one virtualization platform, adding Microsoft virtualization and cloud skills to your technical repertoire can improve your career options and prepare you to face new IT demands.
Step through the materials in this Quest to add Microsoft Virtualization skills to your technical portfolio. Along the way, you'll also be preparing for official Microsoft certification by targeting the skills you'll need to pass the following certification exam on Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and System Center 2012 R2 ...
Got Questions? Ask our Early Experts community and mentors for assistance at the bottom of this page as you go along!
You may be interested in our other Early Experts study Quests for MCSA: Windows Server 2012, MCSE: Private Cloud or Microsoft Azure instead.
Complete this online study Quest and receive a completion badge suitable for printing or sharing online to showcase your new skills with Microsoft virtualization! In addition, IT Pros located in the U.S. are eligible to win one of several cool prizes each month in April, May and June 2014. **
To be eligible for rewards and prizes in our monthly drawing, be sure to register for Early Experts (if you haven't already) and actively participate in this program by stepping through the Quest below, asking questions and leaving comments to share your study tips with others!
Step through this online study Quest to gain the knowledge and hands-on skills needed to help you prepare for Microsoft Specialist certification on Server Virtualization with Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and System Center 2012 R2.
As you progress, you'll have access to hands-on labs, expert videos and prescriptive study resources that were each individually selected as part of this comprehensive curriculum. Go as fast or as slow as you'd like, and have the flexibility to deep dive on areas where you need the most help. We've organized the study materials into a three-week curriculum for convenience, but there's no need to stick to that exact schedule.
Follow these steps to receive your Free Lab Tools, a 22-page Step-By-Step Lab Build Guide, a 160-page detailed Step-by-Step Hands-On Lab Practice Workbook and a Prescriptive Exam Study Guide. These resources will be key in gaining the hands-on experience you'll need to be successful in passing Exam 74-409. You'll leverage them throughout this Quest.
While you're waiting to receive your Lab and Study materials, feel free to get started with the next stage in your Quest below ...
Complete these online courses at your own pace to learn Microsoft Virtualization with Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and System Center 2012 R2 from our own virtualization experts.
As you step through these online courses, be sure to follow along in your own lab environment and leverage the hands-on lab guide to practice what you learn!
After you've completed all of the online courses above and you've worked through all of the hands-on lab exercises in your step-by-step Hands-On Lab guides, use these steps to identify particular areas which may require more study and preparation before tackling your exam ...
By leveraging these steps, you'll be ready for your exam in no time!
After you've completed all of the hands-on exercises, follow these steps to claim your completion badge. This badge shows that you've successfully completed this program of study and is suitable for sharing online or printing to proudly display on your desk.
You'll receive a confirmation email within 24-hours of submitting your entry.
When you're ready to take your exam, you can schedule it at any Prometric exam testing facility worldwide.
Good luck on achieving your Microsoft Specialist certification! Be sure to post your feedback below to let us know that you've successfully passed Exam 74-409.
*ESG blog: Multiple Hypervisor Strategies, Jan 2, 2013.
**NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to IT Professionals who are legal residents of the 50 U.S. states or D.C., 18+. Sweepstakes ends on June 30, 2014. See Official Rules.