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  • Hi, I am looking to get my MCITP certification, I will be taking the following exams: 70-640, 70-642, 70-643 and finally 70-647.  Does anyone have a good experience using boot camps or should I just work with the self paced training kit?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.
    Sunday, August 9, 2009 9:15 PM

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  • Add in 70-620 (Vista) and swap 70-647 with 70-649 and you'll have the MCITP Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator designation (which, from a job standpoint, wouyld be more beneficial).

    Boot camps have one huge downside - cost.  If you're disciplined, using videos from Trainsignal, TestOut or CBT Nuggets, along with either Sybex or MS Press would cost a lot less, and you'd probably benefit more as you'd be learning the material vs. being taught how to answer the questions.
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, January 7, 2010 9:34 PM
    Sunday, August 9, 2009 9:24 PM
    Answerer
  • 70-649 is a upgrade exam  that counts as replacement for 70-640,70-642 and 70-643 if you already have MCSE 2003, it does not replace 70-647

    so if you are MSCE 2003, for MCITP:EA you need:
    70-649
    and (70-620 or 70-624) (or maybe 70-680, but it is still vague of this will count)
    and 70-647
     
    If you don't have MCSE 2003 you need
    70-640 or 83-640
    and 70-642
    and 70-643
    and (70-620 or 70-624) (or maybe 70-680, but it is still vague of this will count)
    and 70-647

    If you already have multi year experience with Windows 2003 and XP in a corperate AD enviroment
    and some experience with Windows 2008 and Vista or Windows 7 than you have a good change of passing the exams
    with the  self paced training kits and the technet hands on labs,  otherwise I would go for classroom traning, bootcamp or otherwise

    Rob.

    Certifications: MCP MCSA(2003) MCSE(NT4 2000 2003) MCSA+S(2003) MCSA+M(2003) MCSE+S(2000 2003) MCSE+M(2000 2003) MCTS 14x MCITP 4x
    • Proposed as answer by rhagman Sunday, August 9, 2009 9:47 PM
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, January 7, 2010 9:34 PM
    Sunday, August 9, 2009 9:47 PM

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  • Add in 70-620 (Vista) and swap 70-647 with 70-649 and you'll have the MCITP Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator designation (which, from a job standpoint, wouyld be more beneficial).

    Boot camps have one huge downside - cost.  If you're disciplined, using videos from Trainsignal, TestOut or CBT Nuggets, along with either Sybex or MS Press would cost a lot less, and you'd probably benefit more as you'd be learning the material vs. being taught how to answer the questions.
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, January 7, 2010 9:34 PM
    Sunday, August 9, 2009 9:24 PM
    Answerer
  • 70-649 is a upgrade exam  that counts as replacement for 70-640,70-642 and 70-643 if you already have MCSE 2003, it does not replace 70-647

    so if you are MSCE 2003, for MCITP:EA you need:
    70-649
    and (70-620 or 70-624) (or maybe 70-680, but it is still vague of this will count)
    and 70-647
     
    If you don't have MCSE 2003 you need
    70-640 or 83-640
    and 70-642
    and 70-643
    and (70-620 or 70-624) (or maybe 70-680, but it is still vague of this will count)
    and 70-647

    If you already have multi year experience with Windows 2003 and XP in a corperate AD enviroment
    and some experience with Windows 2008 and Vista or Windows 7 than you have a good change of passing the exams
    with the  self paced training kits and the technet hands on labs,  otherwise I would go for classroom traning, bootcamp or otherwise

    Rob.

    Certifications: MCP MCSA(2003) MCSE(NT4 2000 2003) MCSA+S(2003) MCSA+M(2003) MCSE+S(2000 2003) MCSE+M(2000 2003) MCTS 14x MCITP 4x
    • Proposed as answer by rhagman Sunday, August 9, 2009 9:47 PM
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, January 7, 2010 9:34 PM
    Sunday, August 9, 2009 9:47 PM
  • Hello, I'm MCSE 2003 and now I wanna upgrade to MCITP 2008. My problem is that my certification expired at April'10. To upgrade to 2008 using the 70-649 exam, Do I need have to MCSE in force?

    Many thanks in advance!
    Saludos
    Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:39 AM
  • Hi Luis,

    Certifications don't expire, at least at Microsoft. Because you have your knowledge about the platform you learned. The products will expire its technical support. Please see the post of rhaqman, before yours to see the certifications he or she has.

    Many companies are using the policy to expire their certifications because the underlaying technology is changing, improving and/or including new technologies. For example, COMPTIA is now expiring their certifications every three years. The original A+ where issued with Windows 95. In the case of Microsoft, the knowledge on a platform level, such as Windows 2000 or SQL 2005 remains. You have to update your certifications on new platforms, such as SQL 2008, Exchange 2010 etc.

    Please verify this link http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-windowsserver.aspx#tab4

    Saludos, Alfredo


    Just begining
    Friday, May 28, 2010 9:09 AM