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MCSE Upgrade path 2k => 2k3 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have my MCSE+s 2000 certification, which I achieved with the following exams   

        220      Designing Security for a Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Network          
        214     Implementing and Managing Security in a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure       
        217     Implementing and Administering a Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure        
        216     Implementing and Administering a Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Network Infrastructure      
        215     Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Server        
        210     Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional        

     

    I am trying to find the path of least resistance to get the MCSE 2003. It seems that some of the exams are now retired, so the path seems a bit foggy to me. Could anyone hammer out the exams needed to achieve this?

    TIA
    Friday, August 6, 2010 6:45 PM

Answers

  • Since 70-292 and 70-296 are retired, it does seem the option to upgrade is no longer available.  You might want to consider the MCITP for Server 2008 - Enterprise Administrator.  Much of what you learn about Server 2008 is backwards compatible to Server 2003.
    Friday, August 6, 2010 7:15 PM
    Answerer
  • Well, I was stuck in this same predicament and I was about ready to just go for the 2008 exams.  My employer wanted me to do 2003 as they just moved to it from 2000 and the plan to move to 2008 is still a couple years out.  So, after researching, I found that you only need 4 exams.

    210 - Covers your client exam, so you don't need to do XP, Vista, or 7

    220 - Covers your design exam for 2003

    214 and MCSE 2000 - Covers your elective need

     

    You just need to do 290, 291, 293, and 294.  That's it.  I finished 294 this past Friday and I am now MCSE 2003 after about a month of testing.  I am now moving on to 298 and 299 to get the security specialization, but you won't have to do that as you will already have it (220 and 214 carry forward for the security specialization).

    Best wishes on your certification endeavors!

    Sunday, August 8, 2010 8:06 PM

All replies

  • Since 70-292 and 70-296 are retired, it does seem the option to upgrade is no longer available.  You might want to consider the MCITP for Server 2008 - Enterprise Administrator.  Much of what you learn about Server 2008 is backwards compatible to Server 2003.
    Friday, August 6, 2010 7:15 PM
    Answerer
  • Well, I was stuck in this same predicament and I was about ready to just go for the 2008 exams.  My employer wanted me to do 2003 as they just moved to it from 2000 and the plan to move to 2008 is still a couple years out.  So, after researching, I found that you only need 4 exams.

    210 - Covers your client exam, so you don't need to do XP, Vista, or 7

    220 - Covers your design exam for 2003

    214 and MCSE 2000 - Covers your elective need

     

    You just need to do 290, 291, 293, and 294.  That's it.  I finished 294 this past Friday and I am now MCSE 2003 after about a month of testing.  I am now moving on to 298 and 299 to get the security specialization, but you won't have to do that as you will already have it (220 and 214 carry forward for the security specialization).

    Best wishes on your certification endeavors!

    Sunday, August 8, 2010 8:06 PM