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mcsa 2003 upgrade by the end of the month 70-648 vs 70-640 + 70-642 RRS feed

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  • Hi, I have an MCSA - 2003 (with messaging)

    I am looking to upgrade this but not sure what to do with the time available.

    Initial advice is to do 70-648 & 70-646.  While I believe I can complete 70-646 fairly easily by the end of this month, I am not so sure about 70-648.

    What would be the end result if I did 70-646 this month and over the next few months did 70-640 & 70-642 instead.

    Thanks

    Monday, July 1, 2013 1:47 PM

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  • If you performed the track you outline above, you'll have fulfilled the requirements for MCSA: Windows Server 2008 (the equivalent/replacement to a MCITP: Server Administrator)

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcsa-windows-server-2008-certification.aspx#fbid=AUbm2FZFx2Z

    This MCSA can then be upgraded to the 2012 track using 70-417

    • Marked as answer by jasno4025 Wednesday, July 3, 2013 8:58 AM
    Tuesday, July 2, 2013 1:36 AM
  • I guess my question is what is the difference between the following scenarios:

    1)     70-648 & 70-646           by the end of this month !!!!!

    2)     70-646 & 70-640 & 70-642         (aim to do these in the next 3 months)

    The obvious difference is 1 extra exam but more time to study/lab. What are the differences in certification/future track options ?

    I would like to upgrade to the 2012 track eventually but I don't have enough experience with 2012 to realistically consider this right now.


    • Edited by jasno4025 Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:31 AM correct spelling
    Tuesday, July 2, 2013 8:31 AM
  • I recently had to make similar decisions (but had more time).  Both will give you a MCSA Server 2008 certification.  Regardless of path, you will be able to take 70-417 and upgrade to a MCSA on Server 2012. 

    • Marked as answer by jasno4025 Wednesday, July 3, 2013 8:57 AM
    Tuesday, July 2, 2013 7:40 PM