MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure
By Don Jones on February 11, 2015
We recommend pursuing this credential if you are already in a predominantly Windows 8-based environment, especially if you have completed your MCSA credential for Windows 8.
The objective of this series is to solidify your knowledge of Windows 8 deployment and implementation, and application deployment and virtualization, and prepare for the MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification.
This series is designed for IT Professionals currently working in an environment based primarily on Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.
|Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Infrastructure||3h 35m|
Microsoft's MCSE - Desktop Infrastructure is designed for IT professionals who want to demonstrate their proficiency in managing the client estate of an organization. Note that these exams weren't refreshed for the Windows 8.1 release. That could indicate that Microsoft didn't feel a refresh was necessary (Win8.1 being a somewhat minor release, technologically speaking), or that Microsoft plans to change the direction of this certification. You'll need to start by completing your MCSA in Windows Server 2012. That credential is a pre-requisite to any of the Windows-focused MCSE titles. From there, you'll move on to Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure, which covers the core skills for desktop deployment. Pluralsight is currently completing training for this exam's objectives; this series includes training that covers some of the objectives. After that, you'll move on to Implementing Desktop Application Environments, which covers application deployment and virtualization. Pluralsight is currently developing training for this exam's objectives. It should be noted that Pluralsight currently expects Microsoft to pivot somewhat on this credential, and we will be assessing its new direction, and preparing corresponding training programs, at that time.