MCSE Messaging with Exchange 2016 (70-345) from Server 2012 MCSA base? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello!

    I hold an MCSE in Server Infrastructure (Server 2012) and was wondering about completing an Exchange certification, the new 2016 version looks very appealing to me.

    The question is, can I just pass the 70-345 exam (Exchange 2016) and would I automatically meet criteria for MCSE Messaging?

    From MCSE Messaging description it looks like it can be achieved in 4 ways, with a MCSA based on either Office 365 or Server 2012 and then by passing exams for Exchange 2013 (2 exams) or 2016 (1 exam)... so am I correct in assuming that passing a single exam 70-345 can give me MCSE in Messaging? Correct me if wrong please, thanks.

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 3:04 PM

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  • never mind, looks like it works that way too, so MCSA 2012 + (EX13 / 2 exams)or(EX16 / 1 exam) to get Messaging, nice.


    • Edited by Kuba_L Tuesday, October 25, 2016 12:19 AM
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 12:18 AM
  • To Come MCSE Messaging criteria you need to follow some steps I am sharing with you steps please look

    Step 1. Earn your MCSA: Office 365 certification.
    Step 2. Pass one of the following elective exams.
    Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016

    Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016
    Not yet available
    Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015
    Not yet available
    Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015
    Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
    Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
    Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
    Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

    To know more Please visit original post -  http://blog.firebrandtraining.co.uk/2016/10/massive-changes-to-microsoft-certifications.html 

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:19 AM
  • Thanks for input Danny, but from what you say it sounds like MCSA O365 cert is needed to get the Exchange/Messaging cert. That is not true, as Microsoft allows to substitute MCSA in Office 365 with MCSA server 2012, then it's up to candidate to choose which Exchange they want to get certified on - 2013 (2 exams) or 2016 (1 exam).

    MS described those alternate paths under Additional Options:


    Thursday, October 27, 2016 2:14 PM