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  • Question

  • Hi Friends

    I have written 70-270,70-290,70-291 Papers in 2009 September. Now I would like to get an MCITP server administrator certification. Kindly let me know , if I can upgrade this to MCITP . Which all papers should I write for MCITP Server administrator certification ? 

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:27 PM

Answers

  • Hi Shabeebk,

    Currently, with the exams you've already passed, you have two routes to the MCITP: Server Administrator certification and, incidentally, they both involve taking 3 more exams.

    Your MCSA 2003 is incomplete, so you can complete it and then upgrade it to MCITP: SA (3 exams), or you can start the MCITP: SA from scratch (3 exams). Either way, the end result will be the same, but the path will be different.

    First, here is the information on the MCSA 2003, including required exams. You have passed your two required networking exams (70-290, 70-291) and your client exam (70-270), but you still need to pass your elective exam for the list given here.

    Once you've attained your MCSA 2003, you will then need to pass exams 70-648 and 70-646 to upgrade your MCSA to MCITP: Server Administrator. If you take this route, please do so quickly, because the MCSA 2003 and exam 70-648 both retire on July 31, 2013.

    The other approach is simply to complete the 3 exams required for the MCITP: Server Administrator, which are exams 70-640, 70-642, and 70-646. This seems like the simpler route at this stage since these exams are not yet scheduled for retirement, so this gives you more time.

    Please be aware, however, that the MCITP: Server Administrator designation retires on July 31, 2013, to be replaced by the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 designation. If you certify before July 31, 2013, you'll receive both designations (MCSA 2008 & MCITP), but if you certify after this date, you will only be MCSA: Windows Server 2008.

    Finally, please note that you also have the option of starting the new MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification directly, instead of going the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 route. Alternately, if you achieve the MCSA: Windows Server 2008, you can simply take exam 70-417 to upgrade your cert to MCSA: Windows Server 2012.

    I hope I have answered your question satisfactorily. I wish you every success on your path to certification.

    • Marked as answer by shabeebk Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4:34 AM
    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 10:04 PM

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  • All of the information is available on the Microsoft Learning site.  You would need to pass the 70-646 exam to earn the MCITP Server Admin for Server 2008.
    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:45 PM
    Answerer
  • Hi Shabeebk,

    Currently, with the exams you've already passed, you have two routes to the MCITP: Server Administrator certification and, incidentally, they both involve taking 3 more exams.

    Your MCSA 2003 is incomplete, so you can complete it and then upgrade it to MCITP: SA (3 exams), or you can start the MCITP: SA from scratch (3 exams). Either way, the end result will be the same, but the path will be different.

    First, here is the information on the MCSA 2003, including required exams. You have passed your two required networking exams (70-290, 70-291) and your client exam (70-270), but you still need to pass your elective exam for the list given here.

    Once you've attained your MCSA 2003, you will then need to pass exams 70-648 and 70-646 to upgrade your MCSA to MCITP: Server Administrator. If you take this route, please do so quickly, because the MCSA 2003 and exam 70-648 both retire on July 31, 2013.

    The other approach is simply to complete the 3 exams required for the MCITP: Server Administrator, which are exams 70-640, 70-642, and 70-646. This seems like the simpler route at this stage since these exams are not yet scheduled for retirement, so this gives you more time.

    Please be aware, however, that the MCITP: Server Administrator designation retires on July 31, 2013, to be replaced by the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 designation. If you certify before July 31, 2013, you'll receive both designations (MCSA 2008 & MCITP), but if you certify after this date, you will only be MCSA: Windows Server 2008.

    Finally, please note that you also have the option of starting the new MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification directly, instead of going the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 route. Alternately, if you achieve the MCSA: Windows Server 2008, you can simply take exam 70-417 to upgrade your cert to MCSA: Windows Server 2012.

    I hope I have answered your question satisfactorily. I wish you every success on your path to certification.

    • Marked as answer by shabeebk Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4:34 AM
    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 10:04 PM
  • Hi James,

    That was a wonderful explanation . Thank you

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4:49 AM
  • Hi Shabeebk,

    You're welcome. Glad I could help. Good luck on you certification journey.

    James

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 12:46 PM
  • HI,

    I am slightly confused. I have my MCSA 2003 qualification and I am wanting to upgrade to a 2008 qualification.

    As from your post and my own research I need to pass 2 exams the 70-648 and the 70-646. Do I need to pass both of these exams before July 31, 2013 or do I just need to pass the 70-648 exam before July 31, 2013 as this is the the exam that is being retired. Then can I pass the 70-646 to gain the MCSA 2008 after 31 July 2013. The information is very unclear on Microsofts website. If I pass both before 31 July 2013 I get both MCITP Server Administrator 2008 and MCSA Server 2008. If I pass only the 70-648 exam before 31 July 2013 and then pass the 70-646 after 31 July 2013 I will only get the MSCA Server 2008. Is this correct? I want to make sure I am 100% correct so i don't waste my time studying for a qualification I can't get if i don't have the time to do both exams before 31 July 2013.

    Thanks

    David

    Thursday, September 20, 2012 5:49 PM
  • thank you so much for your information. Thanks a lot
    Thursday, November 8, 2012 2:47 PM
  • I too would like an answer to this query
    Wednesday, May 8, 2013 8:44 PM