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2.0 out of 5 stars Not complete at all...., 3 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: MCSA Windows Server 2012 Complete Study Guide: Exams 70-410, 70-411, 70-412, and 70-417 (Paperback)
The book claims to be a "complete study guide", could not disagree more!
I have used this book for 410,411,412 training and it does not cover the exams.
A few examples:
Applocker is "covered" in about 20 lines, that won't do at the exam.
Likewise are the new Hyper-V features like SR-IOV and new ways to monitor performance in Hyper-V not even mentioned.

Throughout the book, the importance of powershell is mentioned, but when it comes the exercises and examples, the GUI is used most of the time.
There are several pages with exersices on creating OU's, Groups and users, all done with the GUI tools.
This has not really changed since Windows 2003, using powershell or the other tools you have to know to pass the exams would be benificial for the reader.

Chapters covers more than one exam, this makes it quite difficult to optimize your study time when preparing for a specific exam.

To sum up: The book will give you an idea about what you have to know, but you cannot pass the exams without reading additional articles and it can be quite difficult to figure out what to read when preparing for a specific exam.
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