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Is June 13 expired date for 2003 packs ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I heard that MCSE (server 2003) pack will be expired in this coming 13 June, 2013.

    I need to know is it the legally expired or not.

    Please, answer me because I have to sit 3 more subject to get 2003 MCSE.

    • Moved by Santosh Bhandarkar Monday, April 1, 2013 6:53 AM Moved from Server General forum to more appropriate one
    Monday, April 1, 2013 6:45 AM

Answers

  • Hi Preciouslight,

    Welcome to the forum. This is just to clarify a misconception, because the exams required to achieve the MCSE 2003 are still current until July 31, 2013.

    Neither the MCSE 2003 certification nor most of the exams required to attain this certification have yet been retired. However, this certification, and most of the exams that can be used to attain it, will expire on July 31, 2013 as expected.

    Here is the link to the MCSE page on Microsoft's website containing all the relevant information.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/in/certification/mcse.aspx#tab2

    You can simply click on the link to the exam you're interested in, and if it's planned for imminent retirement on July 31, it will clearly state so on the new page.

    For MCSE 2003, the core exams on networking systems, 70-290, 70-291, 70-293, 70-294, are still current (but planned for July 31, retirement). Similarly, the client operating systems, 70-680, 70-620, 70-270, are still current. For the design exam, 70-297 and 70-298 are still current. Regarding the elective exams, many of them related to technologies like Microsoft Exchange have already expired, by there are still plenty of current exams available, including design exams, client exams, and even CompTIA exams to satisfy your needs.

    Therefore, you've got three exams to do in 3 months, so get to it! You can do it! Good luck.

    James

    • Marked as answer by Preciouslight Tuesday, April 2, 2013 10:15 AM
    Tuesday, April 2, 2013 5:05 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    All exams required for MCSE 2003 have been expired. The upgrade exams from MCSA/MCSE 2003 to MCITP will expire on 31 July.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16483.upgrade-from-mcsamcse-2003-to-mcsa-server-2012.aspx


    Danny van Dam, MCSE:Server Infrastructure, MCSE:Desktop Infrastructure, MCSA Server 2012, Citrix CCIA & CCEE, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5 Blog: http://www.citrix-guru.com and http://www.rds-support.eu

    • Marked as answer by Preciouslight Tuesday, April 2, 2013 10:15 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Preciouslight Tuesday, April 2, 2013 10:19 AM
    Monday, April 1, 2013 7:28 AM
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  • Hi Preciouslight,

    Welcome to the forum. This is just to clarify a misconception, because the exams required to achieve the MCSE 2003 are still current until July 31, 2013.

    Neither the MCSE 2003 certification nor most of the exams required to attain this certification have yet been retired. However, this certification, and most of the exams that can be used to attain it, will expire on July 31, 2013 as expected.

    Here is the link to the MCSE page on Microsoft's website containing all the relevant information.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/in/certification/mcse.aspx#tab2

    You can simply click on the link to the exam you're interested in, and if it's planned for imminent retirement on July 31, it will clearly state so on the new page.

    For MCSE 2003, the core exams on networking systems, 70-290, 70-291, 70-293, 70-294, are still current (but planned for July 31, retirement). Similarly, the client operating systems, 70-680, 70-620, 70-270, are still current. For the design exam, 70-297 and 70-298 are still current. Regarding the elective exams, many of them related to technologies like Microsoft Exchange have already expired, by there are still plenty of current exams available, including design exams, client exams, and even CompTIA exams to satisfy your needs.

    Therefore, you've got three exams to do in 3 months, so get to it! You can do it! Good luck.

    James

    • Marked as answer by Preciouslight Tuesday, April 2, 2013 10:15 AM
    Tuesday, April 2, 2013 5:05 AM
  • Hi Preciouslight,

    I've been thinking about your situation, and here are my thoughts. Unless you're superhuman, passing three Microsoft exams in 4 months (I'd mistakenly said 3 months before) is a mammoth undertaking if you have to start studying for each new exam from scratch. Furthermore, you must consider that this MCSE 2003 certification, although still valid, will now be considered old.

    Unless you need MCSE 2003 for some specific purpose, you might want to consider putting that same effort into three exams that are more current and more useful, and which will provide you with a more valuable certification, like MCSA: Windows Server 2012. This 2012 certification only requires three exams (70-410, 70-411, 70-412) but the certification you receive will be much more valuable to you going forward.

    Anyhow, that is just my two cents worth. Good luck to you in your studies.

    James

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013 11:30 AM