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  • I currently have a MCSA in Windows 2000 is there and upgrade path to MCSE in 2003? Or since the MCSA 2000 is so old do I basically have to start from scratch for the MCSE 2003? Thanks, Bill
    Thursday, July 9, 2009 1:07 PM

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  • Hi Bill,

    The upgrade exams have already expired. However you do not have to start over from scratch.

    Your MCSA on Windows 2000 will count as your elective exam for MCSE 2003
    I am guessing you took exam 70-210 as your client exam? If this is the case that exam will also count as your client exam for the MCSE 2003

    After that you have to take the remaining required exams (5)
    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

    Than you have to choose between the 2 design electives

    70-297: Designing a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure
    or
    70-298: Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network

    Here is the MS Page for MCSE 2003:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcse.aspx#tab2

    Now there will be people who will say just skip 2003 and start on 2008. You can do this. However if you have been using 2003 for awhile and are comfortable with it I would recommend going for your MCSE 2003. There are many places out there useing 2003 so your cert will still be valuable.

    Hope this helps and if you have any other questions please feel free to ask.
    Eric
    • Proposed as answer by Eric Stauss Thursday, July 9, 2009 2:16 PM
    • Marked as answer by wstclair Thursday, July 9, 2009 2:21 PM
    Thursday, July 9, 2009 2:15 PM

All replies

  • Hi Bill,

    The upgrade exams have already expired. However you do not have to start over from scratch.

    Your MCSA on Windows 2000 will count as your elective exam for MCSE 2003
    I am guessing you took exam 70-210 as your client exam? If this is the case that exam will also count as your client exam for the MCSE 2003

    After that you have to take the remaining required exams (5)
    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

    Than you have to choose between the 2 design electives

    70-297: Designing a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure
    or
    70-298: Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network

    Here is the MS Page for MCSE 2003:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcse.aspx#tab2

    Now there will be people who will say just skip 2003 and start on 2008. You can do this. However if you have been using 2003 for awhile and are comfortable with it I would recommend going for your MCSE 2003. There are many places out there useing 2003 so your cert will still be valuable.

    Hope this helps and if you have any other questions please feel free to ask.
    Eric
    • Proposed as answer by Eric Stauss Thursday, July 9, 2009 2:16 PM
    • Marked as answer by wstclair Thursday, July 9, 2009 2:21 PM
    Thursday, July 9, 2009 2:15 PM
  • Thanks a million!!!
    Thursday, July 9, 2009 2:22 PM