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  • Can anyone suggest me a proper path from MCSA - Messaging in server 2003 to MCSE?

    the new format is a bit confusing to understand.

    Thanks in advance.

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 5:18 PM

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  • Danny,

    Thank you for the information. You really cleared the query in my head.

    I suppose according to the recent situation i'll go for MCSA: Server 2012 and pass required three exams: 70-410, 70-411 and 70-412 and then step towards MCSE Server Infrastructure or Private Cloud Certification. and the same question to you too sir, what path Server Infrastructure will be more fruitful or Private Cloud? As you yourself are a Microsoft MCSE Server Infrastructure/MCSE Desktop Infrastructure you will be able to guide me well.

    Thank you again.


    Thursday, February 21, 2013 8:51 AM

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  • What MCSE certification do you want to upgrade to as there are many of them all with different upgrade paths.


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    Jeff Wharton
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    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 11:52 PM
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  •  Hi,

    To achieve any of the new MCSE level certification you need to get the new MSCA certification first (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate )

     The MCSA server tracks require that you pass three exams . For MCSA Window Server 2012 you need exam 70-410, 70-411 and 70-412 http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcsa-windows-server-certification.aspx

    All three exams have self-study books available from MS Press:

    70-410: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145369826.do

    70-411:http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145370082.do

    70-412: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145370167.do

    Or a bundle for all three books: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145370594.do

    The next step would be Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcse-certification.aspx. There are multiple MCSE tracks that each require 2 additional exams on top of the MCSA exams. 

    When Server 2008 became available there was an upgrade track from MSCA 2003 to MCTS 2008 http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-648 But now that Server 2012 it is probably better to study for MCSA Server 2012 now instead of upgrading first to MCITP: Enterprise Administrator and then upgrade to MCSA 2012.  



    Danny van Dam, Citrix CCIA/CCEE Microsoft MCSE Server Infrastructure/MCSE Desktop Infrastructure/MCSA Server 2008, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5 http://www.citrix-guru.com http://www.rds-support.eu



    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 3:54 PM
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  • Mr. Wharty,

    Thank you for your response. Basically I am planning to go for MCSE Server Infrastructure or Private Cloud Certification. I'm a bit confused in which to choose for a better growth in the IT market. could you please suggest me which path will be more fun (challenging) and fruitful?

    Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:36 AM
  • Danny,

    Thank you for the information. You really cleared the query in my head.

    I suppose according to the recent situation i'll go for MCSA: Server 2012 and pass required three exams: 70-410, 70-411 and 70-412 and then step towards MCSE Server Infrastructure or Private Cloud Certification. and the same question to you too sir, what path Server Infrastructure will be more fruitful or Private Cloud? As you yourself are a Microsoft MCSE Server Infrastructure/MCSE Desktop Infrastructure you will be able to guide me well.

    Thank you again.


    Thursday, February 21, 2013 8:51 AM
  • Hi Jaiveer,

    It depend on what you would like  to specialize on, Private Cloud will require in depth knowledge about System Center (SCOM, SCCM, SCVMM,....) and Server Infrastructure is more in depth advanced Windows Server 2012. For both of these tracks the Self study books from MS Press will not available until August/September this year (if the release data will not change in meanwhile)

    So think about what Microsoft Technology you want to specialize on for the coming years and select the MCSE track(s) for those products, they are all valuable for current and future employers or customers where you will be asked to support/implement/design Microsoft products.

    I am into Remote Desktop Services, VDI and applications virtualization so for me the MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure track was a good match.

     


    Danny van Dam, Citrix CCIA/CCEE Microsoft MCSE Server Infrastructure/MCSE Desktop Infrastructure/MCSA Server 2008, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5 http://www.citrix-guru.com http://www.rds-support.eu



    Thursday, February 21, 2013 10:42 AM
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