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MCSE upgrade 2000 -> 2003 and beyond RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I'm wondering if someone can help.  The MCP support number has struggled to give me a definitive answer to a query regarding my MCSE certification.

    A number of years ago I became MCSE certified on Windows 2000, taking exams 70-210, 70-215, 70-216, 70-218, 70-222, 70-217 and 70-219.

    A few yeard later I took the upgrade exams, 70-296 and 70-292.  I failed the 70-292 exam and therefore didn't get the MCSE on Windows 2003 certification at the time.

    I've only just got around to trying to re-take the 70-292 exam, and found that it's been retired.  Can any one else suggest a route to MCSE on 2003 certification? 

    I will be looking to get 2008 certified at some point, but most of our clients run 2003 at the moment so it makes most sence to just do the MCSE on 2003 step at the moment.

    Any help with this would be greatly appreciated :-)

    Many thanks,
    Richard.

    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:14 AM

Answers

  • Hello Richard,

    You basically have to start over. Although you will only have to take 5 exams instead of 7.

    Your MCSE on 2000 will count as your elective for the 2003 MCSE, and 70-210 that you took for 2000 will count as your Client OS exam.

    The next 5 exams can be taken in any order:
    70-290 Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment
    70-291 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
    70-293 Planning and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
    70-294 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure
    And than either of the following 2:
    70-297 Designing a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure
    Or
    70-298 Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network

    After that you will have your MCSE on 2003 and you can upgrade to 2008 when you are ready.

    Hope this helps
     
    Eric
    • Proposed as answer by Eric Stauss Tuesday, June 30, 2009 2:02 PM
    • Marked as answer by RichardA1984 Tuesday, June 30, 2009 6:40 PM
    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 1:59 PM

All replies

  • Hello Richard,

    You basically have to start over. Although you will only have to take 5 exams instead of 7.

    Your MCSE on 2000 will count as your elective for the 2003 MCSE, and 70-210 that you took for 2000 will count as your Client OS exam.

    The next 5 exams can be taken in any order:
    70-290 Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment
    70-291 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
    70-293 Planning and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
    70-294 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure
    And than either of the following 2:
    70-297 Designing a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure
    Or
    70-298 Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network

    After that you will have your MCSE on 2003 and you can upgrade to 2008 when you are ready.

    Hope this helps
     
    Eric
    • Proposed as answer by Eric Stauss Tuesday, June 30, 2009 2:02 PM
    • Marked as answer by RichardA1984 Tuesday, June 30, 2009 6:40 PM
    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 1:59 PM
  • Thank you very much Eric, that's just the information that I was looking for!

    Cheers
    Richard.
    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 4:06 PM
  • Or, Take the 5 (depending on the Route you take) 2008 Server Cert exams and skip the 2003.  I don't know your business, so maybe it's consulting and it would mean more to have 2003, however I took 2000 and the 2003 courses and now testing out on the 2008. When I get my 2008 MCITPRO: Ent. Admin, I won't list 2K or 2K3, so unless you just want to list them all, I would put money into the future and not the past.

    Just a thought. 
    Wednesday, July 1, 2009 2:14 AM
  • Just a quick tip: I did 70-299 instead of 70-298. I think it is almost the same thing, both are Security.
    Wednesday, July 1, 2009 10:02 AM