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MCSA: Windows 8 IT Exams
 70-687 - Configuring Windows 8.1
 70-688 - Supporting Windows 8.1
 70-689 - Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8
 70-692 - Upgrading Your Windows XP Skills to MCSA: Windows 8

Certification Overview

Microsoft MCSA: Windows 8 certification that focuses on configuring, maintaining clients and installing inclusive application support and network resources’ access. This is the right time to obtain the certification as most enterprises are just starting to adopt windows 8 and it will remain in dominance for at least 2 to 3 years to come which means the certification has its time to benefit you.

Who can do this Certification

This certification is ideal for professionals in help desk.. This designation is suited to any individual whose job includes Windows 8 handling as a major part of their job like of:

  1. Systems Administrator
  2. Support Specialist in Computers
  3. First line Support
  4. Second Line Support
  5. Third line Support
  6. Desktop Support
  7. IT Support
  8. Service Desk
  9. Field Service Engineer
  10. Network Administrator
  11. Hardware Engineer
  12. Support Analyst
  13. IT Trainer
  14. IT Manager
  15. Systems/IT Manager
  16. Service Delivery


This certification will prepare you for a job positioning you as a specialist for computer support

Associated Exam

MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate): Windows 8 designation benefits the certification holders to prove that they have the core skills of managing and deploying clients using Windows 8. Your ability and skill to maintain, install and support deployments of Windows 8 in accordance with business context in real world will be validated by MCSA: Windows 8 certification. The certification ensures that you have knowledge in associate-level remote access configuring, virtualization, recovery and managing backups, performing the use of  MS Desk optimization Pack of and making the use of cloud service to manage Windows 8.

Candidates should pass two exams to attain the certification. The exams are: (Configuration of Windows 8) 70-687 exam and 70-688 (Maintaining and Managing Windows 8) exam.


No prior courses or any sort of pre-requites are required for participating in the exam and attaining the MS MSCA: Windows 8 certification.

Examination Overview

The topics under this exams are: Course Introduction, Course of MS Windows 8, Windows 8’s New Features, Windows 8 Installation, Migrating or upgrading, Managing Disks and Images, Managing Drivers and Devices, Network Configuration, IPv6 Network Configuration, Network Wireless, Network Troubleshooting, Mobility of Windows 8, Local Security, Remote and network Security, Application Management, Internet Explorer Ten, Configuration of File and Folder, Connect and reconnect VPN, Direct Access,  Branch Cache, Windows 8 Monitoring, Performance of Windows 8,  Recovery and backup and Certification Preparation. Course of MS Windows 8, Strategy for Designing Installation, Installation Strategy, Portable and Virtual Installation Alternatives, Installation through Migration, Tools for Management and Installation, 101 Networking, IPv4 Networking, IPv6 Networking, VPN Networking, Direct Access Networking, Network, Local and Security,  Security,  Application Deployment, Application Compatibility, User profiles, Intune 101, Management of Mobile Device Intune, Intune Endpoint, Software and Updates, Storage and Files and Recovery and Backup

In January of 2014 Microsoft has incorporated question of Windows Intune and Windows8.1 with the certification; MSCA Windows 8. If you have already passed MSCA: Windows 8 exams before this date of incorporation your certification credentials will count as it is without any upgrade.  The above mentioned exams cost $ 150 each. You can take training to prepare for the exams or many options for self study help are provided by Microsoft Learning. Some of which are:

  • MS ( Microsoft) online courses
  • MS Press books
  • Certification groups for study
  • MS Virtual Academy’s self-paced preparation training
  • Practice tests ( see the tests in Selftestsoftware.con and MeasureUP.com)
  • Training led by instructor

If you have already acquired one of the following mentioned certifications from Microsoft then you will need to take only one exam: 70-689 (upgrade exam) to attain the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MSCA): Windows 8 certification:

  1. Enterprise Desktop Administrator: MCITP
  2. Enterprise Desktop Support technician: MCITP
  3. MSCA: Windows 7

This exam tests the knowledge of the candidates to install, configure, maintain and recovery and backup Windows 8 .Also this exam checks the ability of candidates in strategy design installation,  maintenance of client and device, access to network resources and also cloud applications and management of cloud services through the public cloud and Windows Intone.

After the examination you will be able to develop the skill of computer specialist and work on it.

The exam will have multiple choice questions. The full marks of the examination is 687 in total and this is inclusive of the optional training session detail about which can be understood by contacting the local exam vendor. If 62% of the marks is not correct , you can re-take the exam after paying for the exam again.

Validity of Certification

No recertification is required as the certification holds effective for minimum of two to three years until new windows is introduced by Microsoft and adopted by Companies. The average salary of an IT support specialist is £ 37,500.

Expert Review

MSCA: Windows 8 certification will not only internationally recognise your skills and expertise regarding Windows 8’s technical whatnots but also prepare you for other tough Microsoft exams. This certification is recommended especially as it will be valid for at least 3 years from now and also it addresses a wide number of IT professionals in various positions. Get it to make it.

George Harrison, Soft tech Let.

Dallas, USA


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