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  • On that link, the Certification tab tells you the exact exams:

    Tim Harrington | MVP: Exchange | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010, MCITP: Lync 2010, MCITP: Server 2008, MCTS: OCS | Blog: | Twitter: @twharrington
    Thursday, July 21, 2011 2:16 PM
  • "MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7"

    Is that the name of an individual certification?  So let’s say I want to get a cert that says I can do desktop support and server management and that I know how to do that leveraging virtual environments.  Would I need to get a total of 3 certifications?

    MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7

    MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008

    MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2

    I guess what I am asking is What the heck does MCITP really mean?  Is it a certification?  Or a collection of certifications with a half dozen subcategories?  I am honestly dumbfounded at how hard that site is to understand.

    Thursday, July 21, 2011 3:04 PM
  • The MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) is earned when a series of specific individual exams are taken and passed.  Now...the question is...WHAT area do you want to focus on?  Windows 7?  Server 2008?

    Take for example

    MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7 - to earn this, you have to pass both the 70-680 and 70-685 exams (


    If you wanted to earn the MCITP Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator, you'd have to pass five exams -

    Thursday, July 21, 2011 7:31 PM
  • You have the core MCITP (Windows Server or Enterprise)  and then specialist MCTS.

    (Less structure than MCSE, MCSA had) So if a Windows 7 Specilaist, Exchange Specialist etc...

    Craig Roberts Woodslane
    Thursday, July 21, 2011 11:19 PM
  • I need a clear concise list of exams I need to take to get MCITP certified.

    This page has NO useful information on it…

    There used to be a PDF that told you EXACTLY what tests you needed to take for each type of cert but I guess that was too easy to understand.

    I think this URL well and truly provides the information you seek.

    BTW, you mentioned that you want to get MCITP certified.  Given that there are many MCITP certifications, can we assume that you're not concerned what technology to study, you'll just be happy with any MCITP certification?

    Jeff Wharton
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    Friday, July 22, 2011 1:40 AM