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Need Lab Setup and hardware and software requirements for 70-415 Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure certification and vendors from whom I can purchase ebooks.

Hi,

I am planning to take a certification for 70-415 Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure. I need to setup a lab for practicing for this exam at my home. What are the Hardware and Software Requirements for 70-415 Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure certification? Are there any lab setup or installations/setup that I need to do at my home and where can I purchase ebooks for preparing for this certification. Can you please provide the URLs of the ebook vendors for this certification from where I can purchase the ebooks?

Please reply as soon as possible.

Thanks and Regards,

Sriram.
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Hi,
Thanks for your quick response.
I need detailed hardware and software requirements. OS is Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Will Hyper-V do instead of VMWare as Hyper-V in built in in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. I need to know how many Windows Server 2012 I need to set up and the number of Windows 8 clients to be set up. Also, I need to know whether I need additional software other than Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 and how much GB of RAM is required and the processor required. Will i3 do? I also need to know whether any publisher has already published ebooks for this certification that I can buy online.

Please respond and revert for any questions.

Thanks and Regards,
Sriram.
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Hi,
Thanks for your response. I have already worked on Windows Server 2012 and I need this certification to upgrade my skill sets.

My requirement is for lab setup. For 70-415 Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure course, I just need to know how many physical Windows 2012 Servers we need to install and how many Windows 8 clients we need to install for this exam. if this exam can be setup using a single Windows Server physical machine with other OSs being setup as VMs within the single physical machine, I need to know how many Hyper-V Windows Server 2012 VM OSs and Windows 8 VM OSs I need to install on my physical machine. Does this exam require Windows Sever 2012 standard edition or is it necessary to install the Windows Server 2012 Data Center edition. What are the other software apart from Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 client I need to install for my lab set up at my home? Does my physical machine require two NICs?

Please revert as soon as possible.

Thanks and Regards,
Sriram.
You need just a single Windows physical machine.

You don't need any licence because MS products give you 180 day trial licence.

Also you do not need esxi inside Vmware workstation. At the most you need VMware workstation but if you use Hyper-V then you can omit that. Or use Virtualbox/VMware player (Both are free).

For desktop products you may only get a 30 day licence but that is all you need.
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Hi,

It requires six Windows 2012 standard edition virtual machines installed on a base machine to perform all the labs to pass the Microsoft Certification exam. Regards, Sriram.K