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  • Hi Folks.

    Currently I’m working in upgrade my MCSE+M to MCITP Enterprise Administrator. According to the Exam Roadmap, I will need to take 3 exams to complete this transition. Looking at the transition paper(this one http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/9/f/f9fa4e7c-ba7b-46f2-8002-3a60121a6d81/WinServer2008_transition_exam_roadmaps.pdf) , I found that the exam 70-649 is like a baseline, this exam is also required for the Transition to Server Administrator. An as I’m a little newbie with this new generation of certification… I got a little confused... so here is my question: if I successful complete the Transition to MCITP Enterprise Administrator, I will be recognized as an Enterprise administrator AND Server Administrator??

    You know, if we remember the old generation of certification, you couldn't be MCSE if you not complete MCSA.  so, i need to know how many exam are requeried to update all my windows server Certification (MCSA and MCSE). i know, i will have to take 3 exam more to gain the Messaging Specialization, but maybe i will do that later.

    Can someone explain me more about this??


    Thanks A Lot !

    Luisfer
    Thursday, August 28, 2008 10:14 PM

Answers

  • In short, the difference here is that the MCSE is strictly technology based whereas the MCITP credentials are role based.

    The MCITP:SA does NOT equal the MCSA.  Similarly, the MCITP:EA does NOT equal the MCSE.

    The idea here is that the individual MCITP credentials focus on the specific needs that a pro-level enterprise administrator needs to have to be successful.  This is less about knowing all of the individual configuration decisions at the server level and more about knowing how to put the architectural components of the general systems together as a holistic enterprise solution.

    Therefore, the MCITP:SA is separate from the MCITP:EA.  being an EA does not mean that you have the SA also, the roles are different.


    To complete the EA, complete -649, -620, and -647.  IF you additionally want the SA credential, you need only one additional exam: -646.

    Is there something I can answer further?
    - Wayne S. Anderson MCITP, MCSE, MCT http://blog.avanadeadvisor.com/blogs/waynea
    Friday, August 29, 2008 10:55 PM

All replies

  • I believe this link will answer all you need to know! 

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcts/windowsserver/2008/transition/default.mspx

    Michael D. Alligood,
    MCITP, MCTS, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+, Network+

    The I.T. Classroom Blog
    Start. Research. Plan. Perform. End. Test. Evaluate.
    Thursday, August 28, 2008 10:31 PM
  • any one else??


    Luisfer
    Thursday, August 28, 2008 11:06 PM
  • If you would have reviewd the link I posted for you, you would have came to the conclusion that your answer is "No." Also, your statement: "You know, if we remember the old generation of certification, you couldn't be MCSE if you not complete MCSA." is also inaccurate. One could be an MCSE without having achieved their MCSA. The link in my previous post explains how many exams you need to upgrade your certifications to the Windows 2008 platform.

    Also, reviewing the FAQs for the 2008 certifications is a great place to start: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/windowsserver/faq/default.mspx

    HTH,

    Michael D. Alligood,
    MCITP, MCTS, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+, Network+

    The I.T. Classroom Blog
    Start. Research. Plan. Perform. End. Test. Evaluate.
    Friday, August 29, 2008 10:11 PM
  • In short, the difference here is that the MCSE is strictly technology based whereas the MCITP credentials are role based.

    The MCITP:SA does NOT equal the MCSA.  Similarly, the MCITP:EA does NOT equal the MCSE.

    The idea here is that the individual MCITP credentials focus on the specific needs that a pro-level enterprise administrator needs to have to be successful.  This is less about knowing all of the individual configuration decisions at the server level and more about knowing how to put the architectural components of the general systems together as a holistic enterprise solution.

    Therefore, the MCITP:SA is separate from the MCITP:EA.  being an EA does not mean that you have the SA also, the roles are different.


    To complete the EA, complete -649, -620, and -647.  IF you additionally want the SA credential, you need only one additional exam: -646.

    Is there something I can answer further?
    - Wayne S. Anderson MCITP, MCSE, MCT http://blog.avanadeadvisor.com/blogs/waynea
    Friday, August 29, 2008 10:55 PM