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  • So anyway, I passed 70-417 the other day so I'm now MCSA 2012, the question is what other exam(s) need to be taken?

    Now on the Microsoft website it says 70-413 and 70-414, but I got a cryptic e-mail the other day which seems to imply I can take 70-980 instead.  The website is a bit vague: https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-980.aspx

    "Recertification" - how can you be recertified for something that only came into existence with the 2012 certifications?  And it says under "Who should take this exam":

    "This exam is for individuals looking to maintain their MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification. It is based on the exam objectives from Exam 413  and Exam 414."

    So that makes it sound as though I can take it instead of those two exams.  What's the answer?

    Friday, October 17, 2014 9:53 PM

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  • Hi,

    If you have MCITP: Ent. Admin then you should also have MCSA: Server 2008 on your transcript.

    From MCSA: Server 2008 you can upgrade to MCSA: Server 2012 by passing exam 70-417

    https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-417.aspx

    From MCSA: Server 2012 you move on to MCSE: Server infra by passing 70-413 and 70-414


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    Danny van Dam

    MVP, MCC

    Friday, November 14, 2014 10:42 AM
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  • hi,

    you have to pass 70-413 and 70-414 to get the MCSE certification for the first time. 980 is the recertification exam you have to take two years later.

    regards

    Thomas

    Monday, October 20, 2014 8:30 AM
  • Doesn't answer my question - I'm an MCITP: Enterprise Administrator.  MCSE: Server Infrastructure only just came into being for Windows 2012, so does that mean I recertify to get it, or do I have to take 413 and 414.  I'm upgrading, I'm not doing it for the first time.

    It's not clear what "recertification" means - how can you "recertify" for something that didn't exist before?

    No-one seems to be able to give me a clear answer.

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:34 PM
  • Hi,

    If you have MCITP: Ent. Admin then you should also have MCSA: Server 2008 on your transcript.

    From MCSA: Server 2008 you can upgrade to MCSA: Server 2012 by passing exam 70-417

    https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-417.aspx

    From MCSA: Server 2012 you move on to MCSE: Server infra by passing 70-413 and 70-414


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    Danny van Dam

    MVP, MCC

    Friday, November 14, 2014 10:42 AM
    Answerer
  • how can you "recertify" for something that didn't exist before?

    Think you answered your own question. Recertification only applies to those people who are already MCSE.

    Recertification is required every 3yrs and if you don't recertify, your MCSE certification becomes Inactive.


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    Sunday, November 16, 2014 11:12 AM