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Upgrading MCSA: Windows Server 2003 to MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I have a question regarding upgrading my certification to MCITP and I would love to get some suggestions.

    I am a MCSA: Windows Server 2003 and want to upgrade my certification to MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008. I have passed below mentioned exams:

    Exam 70 270
    Exam 70 290
    Exam 70 291
    Exam 70 236

    Please suggest me, which exam shall I try to upgrade my certification.

    Thanks in Advance.


    Thanks & Regards, Prosenjit Sen.

    Thursday, December 6, 2012 3:21 AM

Answers

  • You should do the following exams:

    70-648 - TS: Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 MCSA to, Windows Server 2008, Technology Specializations

    70-646 - Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    • Marked as answer by PROSENJIT SEN Sunday, December 16, 2012 4:27 AM
    Thursday, December 6, 2012 6:08 AM
    Moderator
  • I would forgo the MCITP route since they are 'discontinuing' it with the 2012 track.  With what Wharty pointed out you'll get your MCSA 2008. The 648 will upgrade you to the 2008 foundation then with the 646 you will become an MCSA 2008 on Server.

    At that point you can take 417 which will upgrade your MCSA 2008 to MCSA 2012.
    • Marked as answer by PROSENJIT SEN Sunday, December 16, 2012 4:26 AM
    Thursday, December 6, 2012 11:39 PM
  • Yes they are 'discontinuing' MCITP however the certification will still be relevant (as not everyone is moving to 2012 straight away) and does not expire.  Besides, doing exams 648 and 646 will give the OP both MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008 and MCSA 2008 therefore they should consider doing these exams instead of just going down the 2012 route. 

    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript


    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:17 PM
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All replies

  • You should do the following exams:

    70-648 - TS: Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 MCSA to, Windows Server 2008, Technology Specializations

    70-646 - Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    • Marked as answer by PROSENJIT SEN Sunday, December 16, 2012 4:27 AM
    Thursday, December 6, 2012 6:08 AM
    Moderator
  • I would forgo the MCITP route since they are 'discontinuing' it with the 2012 track.  With what Wharty pointed out you'll get your MCSA 2008. The 648 will upgrade you to the 2008 foundation then with the 646 you will become an MCSA 2008 on Server.

    At that point you can take 417 which will upgrade your MCSA 2008 to MCSA 2012.
    • Marked as answer by PROSENJIT SEN Sunday, December 16, 2012 4:26 AM
    Thursday, December 6, 2012 11:39 PM
  • Yes they are 'discontinuing' MCITP however the certification will still be relevant (as not everyone is moving to 2012 straight away) and does not expire.  Besides, doing exams 648 and 646 will give the OP both MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008 and MCSA 2008 therefore they should consider doing these exams instead of just going down the 2012 route. 

    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript


    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:17 PM
    Moderator