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  • Hello i have MCSE, MCSA, Microsoft Specialist and MCP certificates. i get them all in early 2014.

    I want to update my certificates. Do i have to take all 70-409 70-410 70-411 70-412 70-413 and 70-414 to update my certificates? or do i need to take just upgrade exam for MCSE ?

    Monday, November 26, 2018 11:14 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    If you want to "update" your current certifications by getting certified in a newer Operating System (OS), I believe that you will have to start with either:

    MCSA: Windows Server 2012

    Certification Requirement:
    Pass the following three (3) exams:

    or

    MCSA: Windows Server 2016

    Certification Requirement: 
    Pass the following three (3) exams:

    Once you have earned one of the MCSA certifications above, you can continue your path to earn the newer MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.

    MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.

    Certification Requirement: 
    Pass the following one (1) exam out of the following list:

    NOTE: The MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification retires on December 31, 2018. You will no longer be able to earn this certification after this date. If you earn it prior to that date, it will remain in the Active Certifications section of your transcript after that date.

    Already working toward an MCSE: Cloud Platform & Infrastructure?
    Through December 31, 2018, you can continue to work toward your MCSE: Cloud Platform & Infrastructure (and the associated MCSA certifications—MCSA Windows Server 2012, MCSA Windows Server 2016, MCSA Linux on Azure, and MCSA Cloud Platform). Effective January 1, 2019, your options will be to pursue the new MCSE: Core Infrastructure certification, which includes MCSA Windows Server 2012 and MCSA Windows Server 2016, or to pursue Azure job role certification via the new certifications announced in this blog post. If you have passed the required exams by January 1, you will automatically earn the MCSE: Core Infrastructure certification. 

    You can find more information about it here:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/community-blog-post.aspx?BlogId=8&Id=375159

    Best regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 12:39 AM
  • I believe that you will have to re-take any of the exams required for the current MCSE to renew it.

    As of March 17, 2017, the necessary changes have been put into place to allow for exam to be retaken on an annual basis. After a period of 365 days from the date you pass a certification exam, you will now be able to retake that exam again. This will allow for you to retake a particular exam, or at least the most recent update of that exam, to be used as the qualifying elective exam necessary to renew an MCSD or MCSE certification and keep it active for the current year.

    To get MCSA: Windows Server 2016 you will have to take and pass the required exams for the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification, see below:

    There is also the following exam:

    Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 9:46 AM

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  • Hi,

    If you want to "update" your current certifications by getting certified in a newer Operating System (OS), I believe that you will have to start with either:

    MCSA: Windows Server 2012

    Certification Requirement:
    Pass the following three (3) exams:

    or

    MCSA: Windows Server 2016

    Certification Requirement: 
    Pass the following three (3) exams:

    Once you have earned one of the MCSA certifications above, you can continue your path to earn the newer MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.

    MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.

    Certification Requirement: 
    Pass the following one (1) exam out of the following list:

    NOTE: The MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification retires on December 31, 2018. You will no longer be able to earn this certification after this date. If you earn it prior to that date, it will remain in the Active Certifications section of your transcript after that date.

    Already working toward an MCSE: Cloud Platform & Infrastructure?
    Through December 31, 2018, you can continue to work toward your MCSE: Cloud Platform & Infrastructure (and the associated MCSA certifications—MCSA Windows Server 2012, MCSA Windows Server 2016, MCSA Linux on Azure, and MCSA Cloud Platform). Effective January 1, 2019, your options will be to pursue the new MCSE: Core Infrastructure certification, which includes MCSA Windows Server 2012 and MCSA Windows Server 2016, or to pursue Azure job role certification via the new certifications announced in this blog post. If you have passed the required exams by January 1, you will automatically earn the MCSE: Core Infrastructure certification. 

    You can find more information about it here:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/community-blog-post.aspx?BlogId=8&Id=375159

    Best regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 12:39 AM
  • i guess u missunderstand me or i couldnt explain my problem well. i allready have MCSE MCSA Server 2012 and Microsoft Specialist. Problem is validity time. i get all of this certificates at 2014. and i know MCSE has 3 year validity period. MCSA doesnt expire and dont know Microsoft Specialist has validity period or not.

    I want to update my Certificates.  do i have to re take 70-413 and 70-414 o get back my MCSE? and if i want to upgrade my certificates to Server 2016. do i have to take 70-443 first to upgrade my MCSA server 2012 to server 2016 and then take 70-413 + 70-414 for MCSE server 2016?

    or is there another exam to update MCSE instead of taking 70-413 and 70-414 again?  ty
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 1:03 AM
  • MCSA 70-413 is the best option.My friend was have same confusion as you have.At that time he choose 70-413 and this was helpful for him..So I suggest you the same
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 5:41 AM
  • I believe that you will have to re-take any of the exams required for the current MCSE to renew it.

    As of March 17, 2017, the necessary changes have been put into place to allow for exam to be retaken on an annual basis. After a period of 365 days from the date you pass a certification exam, you will now be able to retake that exam again. This will allow for you to retake a particular exam, or at least the most recent update of that exam, to be used as the qualifying elective exam necessary to renew an MCSD or MCSE certification and keep it active for the current year.

    To get MCSA: Windows Server 2016 you will have to take and pass the required exams for the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification, see below:

    There is also the following exam:

    Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 9:46 AM