I am going to take MCSA cert exams starting this summer for Windows Server. I am in a Win 2008 Server R2 environment. That is what I know. I have many resources (dvd's, books, lab manuals) on 2008 but none on 2012 or a server with 2012. Is it a waste for me to get certified in 2008 when there is a newer cert out there? Can I use any of the 2008 resources to study for 2012 or is that not a good idea? Should I get all new material that pertains to 2012 to study for the 2012 exams if that is the way I want to go? Also, is it a bad idea to take the 2008 exams because I am familiar with them and then take the 2012 upgrade exam and get certified in 2012? Sorry for all the ?'s I'm just trying to do the best thing and not waste time.