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  • hi guys, am planning on taking my mcts exam 70-640. i understand this exams will be retired 31 July 2013. is it really worth taking an exam that is about to be retired?
    • Moved by Dummy yoyo Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:49 PM
    Friday, May 24, 2013 11:02 AM

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  • Personally, I would think you'd do better studying windows server 2012 than 2008.

    But I'm a developer rather than someone does server stuff, so I'm perhaps not ideally qualified.

    Developers are the sort of people who hang out in forums which are about developing.

    Maybe you'd do better asking the question in a forum where them there server people hang out.

    Friday, May 24, 2013 12:45 PM
  • Hi killyx,

    Welcome.

    I'm moving the thread for better support.

    Thanks for your understanding and have a nice day.


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    Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:49 PM
  • Hi,

    The MCITP certifications that you can earn with 70-640 wil retire, the exam itself wil not retire and is still valid for MCSA on Windows Server 2008:

     http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcsa-windows-server-2008-certification.aspx#fbid=nTemxTEp9eN

    From MCSA 2008 you can upgrade to MCSA on Windows Server 2012 by passing exam 70-417.

    But that is a total of 4 exams to get MCSA on Windows Server 2012, you can also skip 2008 and go directly to the 3 exams for MCSA 2012:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcsa-windows-server-certification.aspx#fbid=nTemxTEp9eN

    If you have not passed any of the other exams for MCSA 2008 then going straight for MCSA 2012 will be a better choice and then you can start with exam 70-410.


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    Thursday, May 30, 2013 2:58 PM
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