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70-417 upgrade exam RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've noticed it says in the link below "At least one of these certifications are prerequisite for this exam. Without that, your transcript will show that you passed the exam but will not show credit for the resulting certification." So what doest the upgrade path translates to If I have MCITP Virtualization Administrator on 2008 I will get the same thing on 2012 or what? Something like MCSA Virtualization administrator on server 2012

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-417

    Friday, October 5, 2012 9:55 AM

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  • No, you will get the MCSA Windows Server 2012 certification.

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    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

    Friday, October 5, 2012 11:22 AM
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  • As an entry-level certification, the new MCSA certifications are similar to the earlier MCTS certifications.

    This is not correct.  A MCTS certification is 1 exam whereas the MCSA requires multiple exams.  MCSA is more like MCITP and the new MCSE certification is more like MCITP+ (i.e. it's a expert level certification).


    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 Radu Visa Sunday, October 7, 2012 5:26 PM
    Friday, October 5, 2012 10:45 PM
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  • No, you will get the MCSA Windows Server 2012 certification.

    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

    Friday, October 5, 2012 11:22 AM
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  • OK and this MCSA Windows Server 2012 is the equivalent of which of the 2008/2003 certifications ? Something like MCSA on Windows Server 2003?
    • Edited by Radu Visa Friday, October 5, 2012 1:19 PM
    Friday, October 5, 2012 1:19 PM
  • As an entry-level certification, the new MCSA certifications are similar to the earlier MCTS certifications.
    Friday, October 5, 2012 3:21 PM
  • I don't see the point here you upgrade a more ore less senior certification like the ones below to a junior? Its like you upgrade your windows server 2003 MCSA to MCTS.

    • MCSA: Windows Server 2008
    • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator
    • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator
    • MCITP: Lync Server Administrator
    • MCITP: SharePoint Administrator
    • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator

    At least one of these certifications are prerequisite for this exam.


    Friday, October 5, 2012 10:14 PM
  • As an entry-level certification, the new MCSA certifications are similar to the earlier MCTS certifications.

    This is not correct.  A MCTS certification is 1 exam whereas the MCSA requires multiple exams.  MCSA is more like MCITP and the new MCSE certification is more like MCITP+ (i.e. it's a expert level certification).


    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 Radu Visa Sunday, October 7, 2012 5:26 PM
    Friday, October 5, 2012 10:45 PM
    Moderator