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  • Hello Everyone,

    I Shailesh J. Waikar, pursuing BCOM dgree, simultaneously I had completed Jetking Certified Course where I learned Windows Server 2003. I have also completed Microsoft Certification Exams like 70-270, 70-290 and 70-291 in Jun, May and March 2008 respectively. After completing the course I joined the same Jetking Infotrain LTD. as a Faculty, where i taught about computer hardware and operating system but i could not take batches of Windows Server. Still I'm working in the same institute. Now i want to upgrade my certifications in Server 2008(MCITP).

    So, my query is, shall i complete MESA by giving a certification like 70-284/70-298 or directly appear for MCTS and MCITP?

    And what is the maximum validity for Microsoft Certifications?

    And thank you all for making available this opportunity.

    Regards,

    Shailesh J. Waikar
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 2:27 PM

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  • I think you should do the one of the elective exams first to get your MCSA. I don’t think 70-298 is a qualified elective but 70-284 is. You can take Exchange Server 2003 (70-284) exam but if I was you I would go for 70-680 (Windows 7) or 70-236 (Exchange Server 2007) exam.  

     

    Once you have your MCSA, take following two exams for MCTS And MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008:

    Exam 70-648: TS: Upgrading Your MCSA on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist
    Exam 70-646: PRO: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator

    This would be the shortest path which will give higher return on Investment. Maximum validity for Microsoft Certifications relies on the product. As long as people/companies are using the specific product, that certification will remain valid.

    Hope this is helpful.


    Rubel Khan - MY BLOG!
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    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, February 24, 2010 7:59 PM
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:06 PM
  • Shailesh,

    I would suggest however you have took three exams to complete MCSA 2003 Exams once it complete then  you go for an upgrade exam for MCITP Server Administrator

    Upgrade path please visit:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcse.aspx#tab4

    Also you can visit the belwo link to know all MCITP exams details
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcitp.aspx#tab2

    So, my query is, shall i complete MESA by giving a certification like 70-284/70-298 or directly appear for MCTS and MCITP?
    As per my knowledge i would suggest first Complete MCSA then go for an Upgrade. Which will help you to understand both Servers.  I recommend Exam 70-284

    And what is the maximum validity for Microsoft Certifications? Currently there no time frame or validity mentioned by Microsoft.

    Note: Why suggest you to Complete MCSA is if you complete one exam you will be awarded MCSA then if you take Two more exams you will get an MCITP so you will get Two certification. However if you are going to take MCITP Server Administrator exam directly you need to take 3 Exams hope you understand what i am trying to say.


    Sachin Shetty| MCP|MCTS|MCITP| Please remember to mark the replies as answers and Vote as helpful if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.Thank you in advance.
    • Proposed as answer by SachinShetty10 Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:02 PM
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, February 24, 2010 7:59 PM
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:00 PM

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  • Shailesh,

    I would suggest however you have took three exams to complete MCSA 2003 Exams once it complete then  you go for an upgrade exam for MCITP Server Administrator

    Upgrade path please visit:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcse.aspx#tab4

    Also you can visit the belwo link to know all MCITP exams details
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcitp.aspx#tab2

    So, my query is, shall i complete MESA by giving a certification like 70-284/70-298 or directly appear for MCTS and MCITP?
    As per my knowledge i would suggest first Complete MCSA then go for an Upgrade. Which will help you to understand both Servers.  I recommend Exam 70-284

    And what is the maximum validity for Microsoft Certifications? Currently there no time frame or validity mentioned by Microsoft.

    Note: Why suggest you to Complete MCSA is if you complete one exam you will be awarded MCSA then if you take Two more exams you will get an MCITP so you will get Two certification. However if you are going to take MCITP Server Administrator exam directly you need to take 3 Exams hope you understand what i am trying to say.


    Sachin Shetty| MCP|MCTS|MCITP| Please remember to mark the replies as answers and Vote as helpful if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.Thank you in advance.
    • Proposed as answer by SachinShetty10 Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:02 PM
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, February 24, 2010 7:59 PM
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:00 PM
  • If you want your MCITP SA, upgrade from your MCSA. However, if you want the EX, you have roughly the same number of exams either way. Pretty close. So I would suggest that you go right for the MCITP.
    Jim Guy
    MCP, MCITP EA, CCNA, CEH

    Systems Administrator
    Kirkland, Washington
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:01 PM
  • Shailesh,

    This is for your kind information About Microsoft Certfications Validity:

    Microsoft certification is valid for the period during which the exams which constitute the certification are valid.  Once an exam which a delegate has taken to obtain a specific certification is withdrawn by Microsoft, the delegate must take and pass another exam in the certification track to ensure that the certification remains valid. A Microsoft certification reflects the relevance of a delegates skills in the industry and ensures that their hands-on ability is as current as the industry requires


    Sachin Shetty| MCP|MCTS|MCITP| Please remember to mark the replies as answers and Vote as helpful if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.Thank you in advance.
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:02 PM
  • I think you should do the one of the elective exams first to get your MCSA. I don’t think 70-298 is a qualified elective but 70-284 is. You can take Exchange Server 2003 (70-284) exam but if I was you I would go for 70-680 (Windows 7) or 70-236 (Exchange Server 2007) exam.  

     

    Once you have your MCSA, take following two exams for MCTS And MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008:

    Exam 70-648: TS: Upgrading Your MCSA on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist
    Exam 70-646: PRO: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator

    This would be the shortest path which will give higher return on Investment. Maximum validity for Microsoft Certifications relies on the product. As long as people/companies are using the specific product, that certification will remain valid.

    Hope this is helpful.


    Rubel Khan - MY BLOG!
    If your question was truly answered, please mark it as Answered and Vote as helpful. Thank you in advance.
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, February 24, 2010 7:59 PM
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:06 PM
  • Hi,

    It's really helpful information i got from you.
    Now i have one more query...

    As you have suggested "I don’t think 70-298 is a qualified elective but 70-284 is. You can take Exchange Server 2003 (70-284) exam but if I was you I would go for 70-680 (Windows 7) or 70-236 (Exchange Server 2007) exam. "
    if i go for 70-680, will i be awarded as MCSA?
    So i'll be having MCSA (70-270, 70-290, 70-291 & 70-680(which i will appear).)

    Regards,

    Shailesh J. Waikar
    Saturday, February 27, 2010 2:30 PM
  • Yes; following four exams will give you MCSA:

    70-270, 70-290, 70-291 & 70-680

    Hope this is helpful.

    Rubel Khan - MY BLOG!
    If your question was truly answered, please mark it as Answered and Vote as helpful. Thank you in advance.
    • Proposed as answer by Gitte Lund Tuesday, March 2, 2010 5:05 AM
    Sunday, February 28, 2010 1:23 AM