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Upgrade Path, MCITP Ent Admin to 2012? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there any upgrade path from MCITP Enterprise Administrator 2008 to the new Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert Server Infrastructure?  It looks as if all of the 2012 upgrade paths start from MCSA Server 2008 or very granular MCITP disciplines, yet it is possible to have MCITP EA 2008 without having ever specifically obtained MCSA Server 2008 (via upgrade from MCSE 2003).  It seems odd that a technically lesser certification level (MCSA 2008) has an upgrade path to 2012 yet MCITP EA's would have to start from scratch.
    Monday, June 18, 2012 12:21 AM

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  • To upgrade from an MCITP: Enterprise Administrator 2008 certification or an MCITP: Server Administrator 2008 certification to the MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification, candidates must pass Exams 70-417, 70-413, and 70-414.

    To upgrade from an MCITP: Enterprise Administrator 2008 certification or an MCITP: Server Administrator 2008 certification to the MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification, candidates must pass Exams 70-417, 70-415, and 70-416.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-windowsserver.aspx


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    • Marked as answer by Jack-Of-All Monday, June 25, 2012 1:22 PM
    Monday, June 18, 2012 12:45 AM
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  • To upgrade from an MCITP: Enterprise Administrator 2008 certification or an MCITP: Server Administrator 2008 certification to the MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification, candidates must pass Exams 70-417, 70-413, and 70-414.

    To upgrade from an MCITP: Enterprise Administrator 2008 certification or an MCITP: Server Administrator 2008 certification to the MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification, candidates must pass Exams 70-417, 70-415, and 70-416.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-windowsserver.aspx


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    • Marked as answer by Jack-Of-All Monday, June 25, 2012 1:22 PM
    Monday, June 18, 2012 12:45 AM
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  • Thank you for the feedback; are you 100% certain?  The certification webpage (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcse-server-infrastructure.aspx) implies that 70-417, 70-413, and 70-414 are the upgrade path ONLY for people who currently have "MCSA Windows Server 2008" or MCITP in "Virtualizaton", "Enterprise Messaging", "Lync Server", "Sharepoint", or "Enterprise Desktop".
    I'm trying to decide between upgrading my MCSE 2003 to MCITP Ent Admin (3 tests) or if that is a dead end with no 2012 upgrade; just upgrade MCSE 2003 to MCSA 2008 which has documented upgrade to 2012 path.  [note that in upgrading MCSE 2003 to MCITP EA 2008, one never actually gets MCSA 2008; they get three "Technology Specialist" and then the MCITP].  I cannot find anything published by MS that confirms MCITP EA 2008 upgrade path.  I hate to spend that time & money for naught.
    Monday, June 18, 2012 2:37 AM
  • Yes I am sure as all individuals who earn the MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certification are automatically granted the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-windowsserver.aspx


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    Monday, June 18, 2012 2:45 AM
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  • Mr. Wharty - when did they come out with this? Is this recent news? I've been waiting on information on Server 2012 and upgrade paths for MCITP: EA's.
    Monday, June 18, 2012 4:16 PM
  • As far as I'm aware, this information was made available when they released the new certification program.

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    Monday, June 18, 2012 11:25 PM
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  • Terahertz - when they rolled out the new certification I, along with several coworkers, received MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certifications automatically.

    As for upgrade information, MS hasn't posted a whole lot yet, but they do have this page, which might help... http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-windowsserver-all.aspx


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    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 4:36 PM
  • I am MCITP EA Svr 2008 and I have also been credited with MCSA Svr 2008 automatically without having to take an exam, You must remember that this is not the former MCSA (Microsoft Certified System Administrator) but it's the MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associates).

    • Proposed as answer by ChikoMartinezz Monday, June 25, 2012 12:13 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Jack-Of-All Monday, June 25, 2012 1:23 PM
    Monday, June 25, 2012 12:13 PM
  • I am MCITP EA Svr 2008 and I have also been credited with MCSA Svr 2008 automatically without having to take an exam, You must remember that this is not the former MCSA (Microsoft Certified System Administrator) but it's the MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associates).

    Your reply doesn't answer the OP's question so why have you marked it as the proposed answer?

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    Monday, June 25, 2012 12:15 PM
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  •     Hello

     1-   I'm Certified As MCSE 2003 , what the better 2 me , upgrade 2 mcitp server or enterprise or start 2 take mcsa 2008 by take 640 , 642 & 646 ???

     2-   if i'll upgrade from mcse 2003 To MCITP Enterprise what the path ???

     3-   what about mcse 2008 exams Became available or not ???

                 Thanx
    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 10:57 AM
  • In upgrading from MCSE 2003, whether to go 2008 Server or Enterprise is a personal choice.  "Server Administrator" route is two tests: 70-649 and 70-646. "Enterprise Administrator" is three tests: 70-649, 70-647, and 70-680.  I have decided to go the Enterprise route myself; it is just one more test, and it is more aligned with the type of work I do.  The other option, and related to 2008 exams expiring, is to just start fresh with 2012 certification.
    • Proposed as answer by PARTOEGYPT Wednesday, July 11, 2012 1:03 PM
    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 12:59 PM
  •   R U Sure 680 from upgrade exams to MCITP Enterprise ????
    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 1:28 PM
  • Yes.  Though Microsoft's generally published "upgrade path" from MCSE 2003 to MCITP EA 2008 does not say 70-680, if you look at the Exam details for 70-680 (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-680&locale=en-us) it specifically states under "Credit Toward Certification" that it applies toward MCITP EA.
    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 2:01 PM
  • great info guys,

    one more question though. I am planning on upgrading my MCITP 2008 EA to 2012 and from this thread I know that I will need to complete exams 70-417, 70-413, and 70-414.

    I only need to know if there is a right sequence of the exams, and if so, what is it?

    Thanks

    Sunday, December 16, 2012 1:24 AM
  • great info guys,

    one more question though. I am planning on upgrading my MCITP 2008 EA to 2012 and from this thread I know that I will need to complete exams 70-417, 70-413, and 70-414.

    I only need to know if there is a right sequence of the exams, and if so, what is it?

    Thanks

    You only need to do 70-417 if you want to upgrade to MCSA: Windows Server 2012 as you are a MCITP 2008 EA which also makes you a MCSA: Windows Server 2008.  The other exams are required if you want to go to MCSE: Windows Server 2012 .


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    Sunday, December 16, 2012 10:34 PM
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  • Great Help, sir!

    Insaf Muhammed

    Sunday, September 14, 2014 11:07 AM