MCSA: Windows 8
What is MCSA: Windows 8?
MCSA: Windows 8 is a qualification designed for help desk support workers and IT managers. This qualification allows students learn the essentials to deploy and maintain a Windows 8 enterprise bundle and windows 8 clients. It ensures that the core understanding of virtualization, configuring remote access, managing backups/recovery, and using the cloud are all well understood and can be implemented in a professional setting.
You may upgrade to this qualification if you have the MCSA: Windows 7 qualification.
What do you study?
You study for two examinations which must be completed to obtain this qualification, consisting of 47 modules:
- Configuring Windows 8.1 (Exam 70-687)
- Supporting Windows 8.1 (Exam 70-688)
This qualification also provides an examination to upgrade a MCSA: Windows 7 qualification to this MCSA: Windows 8 qualification by completing the following examination:
- Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows 8 (Exam 70-689)
There are no prerequisite requirements for this qualification, however Microsoft recommend that the MTA is taken first (although this is not necessary) and it is recommended that you have 2 years of experience with Windows 8 and the cloud technology before undertaking this examination.