Updating NT 4.0 Server Enterprise Certifications to 70-649 Server 2008 RRS feed

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  • Hi everyone

    Please forgive me if i am not posting my question in right forum and guide me to the right forum.. well my question is I have NT 4.0 Server, NT 4.0 Server Enterprise, NT 4.0 workstation certifications passed in around 2000. I know the mcse is no longer exist. and inorder to take 70 - 649 test you need to have server 2003 certification and i dont But i do have 6 years job expereince of server 2003. I like to ask microsoft that what should i do first   should i provide the job expereince proof first Or Take the test and provide the job expereince later. I read the link below which describes about job expereince.   Please guide.


    What happen if i take the exam first...?

    Would i get Passing score sheet that shows i passed the exam and score..?

    i need replies from members and Microsoft please





    Tuesday, April 5, 2011 2:00 AM


  • Hi, msheikh22.

    Even if you pass 70-649, you will not automatically earn the three MCTS certifications (70-640, 70-642, 70-643) until you earn the MCSE 2003 certification. Those are the rules. Your previous job experience means nothing to the certification process, other than the fact that it will make it much easier for you to earn the MCSE 2003 certification. The experience referenced on the exam description is only shown as guidance to you.

    The MCSE 2003 certification still exists and is attainable by passing the exams listed on this page: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcse.aspx#tab2
    As shown near the bottom of the page, of the seven (7) exams you need to pass to earn the MCSE 2003 certification, a previously earned NT4 MCSE certification would still count as as an elective exam! You would then only need to pass the other six (6) exams. You didn't say you were an NT 4.0 MCSE, though.

    You are correct - MCSE is being dropped in favor of the newer MCITP certification. MCITP is only earned when specific MCTS certifications are earned. There are two (2) MCITP certifications specific to Window Server 2008: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-windowsserver.aspx#tab3

    It would probably make the most sense for you to just prepare and take the Server 2008 exams to earn one of the two Windows 2008 MCITP certifications. It would take a lot less time, money, and energy.

    Good luck on your certification goals.

    Best wishes, Davin Mickels
    Tuesday, April 5, 2011 3:09 AM