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  • Greetings, I am hoping to find someone knowledgeable about which certifications in previous Windows technologies count toward the current MCITP certification track.

    My situation is this: I have taken and passed two Windows 2000 exams: Windows 2000 Professional & Windows 2000 Server. Thus I am an MCP due to those two exams. Will either of those exams count toward the MCITP certification? That is, will my certification in Win 2K Pro count in lieu of the exam for Installing & Configuring Windows 7?

    Secondly, with a Windows 2K MCP as my background, where else should I start? I am about to pull the trigger on ordering the MCITP-EA self study set with the text for Windows 7 (exam 70-680), and want to buy the correct set and start in the right place.

    Thanks in advance.

    Kenneth

    Saturday, June 26, 2010 3:31 AM

Answers

  • No, I'm afraid that the 2000 exams will not count.
     
    For the current certs, it appears that the earliest client OS that can
    count is XP, but they are retiring the XP exam on October 31, 2010:
     
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcitp.aspx#tab2
     
    I worked through the MCITP Enterprise Admin and Server Admin exams with
    the self paced training material and I was able to pass all of the exams
    on the first try. If you intend to do both the EA and SA (1 additional
    exam), I would recommend doing the MCITP - Enterprise Administrator
    certification first, as it is wider in scope and gives a better
    understanding of some of the material than the self paced training
    material for the MCITP SA.
     
    I would recommend taking the exams in the order listed here:
     
    Exam 70-640 (083-640 for countries where the exam includes a lab)
    Exam 70-642
    Exam 70-643
    Exam 70-680
    Exam 70-647
     
     

    -- Mike Burr
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, July 8, 2010 1:58 PM
    Saturday, June 26, 2010 6:10 AM

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  • No, I'm afraid that the 2000 exams will not count.
     
    For the current certs, it appears that the earliest client OS that can
    count is XP, but they are retiring the XP exam on October 31, 2010:
     
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcitp.aspx#tab2
     
    I worked through the MCITP Enterprise Admin and Server Admin exams with
    the self paced training material and I was able to pass all of the exams
    on the first try. If you intend to do both the EA and SA (1 additional
    exam), I would recommend doing the MCITP - Enterprise Administrator
    certification first, as it is wider in scope and gives a better
    understanding of some of the material than the self paced training
    material for the MCITP SA.
     
    I would recommend taking the exams in the order listed here:
     
    Exam 70-640 (083-640 for countries where the exam includes a lab)
    Exam 70-642
    Exam 70-643
    Exam 70-680
    Exam 70-647
     
     

    -- Mike Burr
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, July 8, 2010 1:58 PM
    Saturday, June 26, 2010 6:10 AM
  • Many thanks Mike. I see I could have applied my certification to the WinXP/2003 MCSE requirement, but can no longer do so for Win7/2008 MCITP. I appreciate the clarification. I had done some digging through the microsoft.com learning site and had basically concluded that I was going to have to take 70-680 (for Windows 7) and that Win2K Pro (70-610) would not count, or so it was looking that way.  Thanks again.

     

    Kenneth

    Saturday, June 26, 2010 6:33 AM