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Upgrade MCITP to MCSE 2016

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  • Hi

    I am trying to find a simple answer for this question.

    Is there any Upgrade Path for MCITP to MCSE 2016

    I search the internet but most of the posts are regarding the retired exams

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 6:30 PM

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  • See my surmising in my previous post, above. 

    (1) Upgrade your qualifying 2008 cert to either MCSA 2012 or MCSA 2016, then (2) take a qualifying elective for the MCSE 2016.

    • Marked as answer by Tony Anuas Sunday, January 1, 2017 3:06 PM
    Thursday, December 29, 2016 5:57 PM

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  • I don't think it is possible to upgrade from 2008 to 2016.

    I had completed one SQL 2008 certification and later I upgraded it to MCSA 2014 by passing 70-457 and 70-458. Now planning to appear for below upgrade exams given in below so that will be MCSA 2016 qualified.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/mcsa-sql-2016-certification.aspx

    Here is the list of certification that you can have a look at:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/learning/exam-list.aspx


    Cheers
    Vaibhav
    MCSA (SQL Server 2012)

    Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:15 AM
  • Hi,

    Exam 70-417 can be used to upgrade from the following MCITP certifications:

    • MCSA: Windows Server 2008
    • MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008
    • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008
    • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2
    • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010
    • MCITP: Lync Server Administrator 2010
    • MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010
    • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7

    So if you have any of the listed MCITP certifications then you can upgrade, after 70-417 you can use 70-743 to upgrade to MCSA 2016 from MCSA 2008 and MCSA 2012.

    If you alreadt have MCSA 2008 (and some MCITP certifications provided MCSA 2008 to added to your transcript without any effort) then you can use 70-743 to upgrade.

    Danny

    Thursday, December 22, 2016 11:53 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks

    Buut sorry did not understand the last sentence u write

    Below are the certificate i had

    Exam ID Description Date Completed

    647 Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator Apr 22, 2011

    649 TS: Upgrading Your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist Apr 21, 2011

    680 TS: Windows 7, Configuring Apr 20, 2011

    298 Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Apr 19, 2011

    293 Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Apr 19, 2011

    294 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure Aug 10, 2010

    291 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Aug 09, 2010

    237 Pro: Designing Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Apr 23, 2009

    640 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring Dec 11, 2008

    236 TS: Exchange Server 2007 Configuration Jun 11, 2008

    284 Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Mar 27, 2008

    290 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment Jul 06, 2007

    270 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional Jun 15, 2006


    and is this exam will retire soon
    • Edited by Tony Anuas Friday, December 23, 2016 12:49 PM
    Friday, December 23, 2016 10:31 AM
  • Any Possible answer :)
    Monday, December 26, 2016 8:23 AM
  • It looks like the base requirement to upgrade is MCSA 2008 as it appears to be part of the exams within the list?  If so, it looks like the focus is really just going from MCSA 2008 to MCSA 2016.  You really can't think of it as a direct path from MCITP to MCSE, it's MCSA 2008 to MCSA 2016.

    So an example upgrade path might be:

    Step 1) MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008 > Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2016 70-743 > MCSA: Windows Server 2016

    Step 2) MCSA: Windows Server 2016 > Securing Windows Server 2016 70-744 > MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

    It looks like two exams for this example.

    To make sense of this, it looks like one would start with the requirements of MCSE 2016 and work your way backwards:

    The above two steps are summarized here.  Step 1, start with a qualified MCSA.  Step 2, pass a qualified elective. There are a number of qualifying electives.  There are 9 at the time of this post. These are the requirements for MCSE 2016.

    From the MCITP perspective (essentially MCSA 2008), we now go back to see requirement for the above Step 1. Which can be found here.

    The 70-743 exam will upgrade MCSA 2008 to MCSA 2016 and fulfill the Step 1 requirement for MCSE 2016.

    Microsoft needs to publish a flow chart showing the paths because it's super confusing with the way the information is currently being presented.  It may be on purpose in hopes we'll just go and take 740, 741, 742, and 744 instead of just 743 and 744.

    If you want to get there via MCSA 2012, it looks like this may be an example path:

    So an example upgrade path might be:

    Step 1) MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008 > Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 70-417 > MCSA: Windows Server 2012

    Step 2) MCSA: Windows Server 2012 > Securing Windows Server 2016 70-744 > MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

    Again, two exams.  In summary, I think this is how it goes:

    (1) Upgrade your qualifying 2008 cert to either MCSA 2012 or MCSA 2016, then (2) take a qualifying elective for the MCSE 2016.

    Thursday, December 29, 2016 5:55 PM
  • See my surmising in my previous post, above. 

    (1) Upgrade your qualifying 2008 cert to either MCSA 2012 or MCSA 2016, then (2) take a qualifying elective for the MCSE 2016.

    • Marked as answer by Tony Anuas Sunday, January 1, 2017 3:06 PM
    Thursday, December 29, 2016 5:57 PM