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Need to Upgrade MCTS/MCITP from MCSA Messaging RRS feed

  • Question

  • Guys, I am a MCSA Messaging and planningto upgrade to MCTS messaging.Can anybody tell me which all exams have to be attended to upgrade to the above? below is the exam details which i have completed.

    284:Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

    293 :Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003Network Infrastructure

    291 :Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft WindowsServer 2003 Network Infrastructure

    290 : Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

    270 : Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® Windows®XP Professional

    Thursday, June 9, 2011 10:19 AM

Answers

  • If you login to mcp.microsoft.com with you MCP profile then select certification planner, it will show you the upgrade paths available
    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt) MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
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    Thursday, June 9, 2011 10:43 AM
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  • Mahesh,

    First, there is no MCTS: Messaging, only MCTS: Exchange 2010, Configuring and MCTS: Exchange 2007, Configuring. There is no direct upgrade path from MCSA: Messaging to MCTS: Exchange 2010, but it is only one test anyways: 70-662: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-exchange-server.aspx#tab2

    So, simply take 70-662 and you'll gain an MCTS in Exchange. It does not require an MCSA: Messaging, nor do you benefit in any way from having one. The MCTS is similar to the old MCP designation, most MCTS certs are centered around one specific technology or job duty, and only require a single exam. Your MCSA: Messaging basically says "I am a Systems Administrator with Exchange specialization". An MCTS: Exchange just says "I am an Exchange Specialist". If you'd like to upgrade the "Systems Administrator" part of your credential, look at the MCITP: Server Administrator upgrade path: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcsa.aspx#tab4

    Good luck on your endeavours!


    Paul Hite - MCSE, MCITP
    Thursday, June 9, 2011 9:41 PM

All replies

  • If you login to mcp.microsoft.com with you MCP profile then select certification planner, it will show you the upgrade paths available
    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt) MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Please mark solved if I've answered your question, vote for it as helpful to help other user's find a solution quicker
    Thursday, June 9, 2011 10:43 AM
    Moderator
  • Mahesh,

    First, there is no MCTS: Messaging, only MCTS: Exchange 2010, Configuring and MCTS: Exchange 2007, Configuring. There is no direct upgrade path from MCSA: Messaging to MCTS: Exchange 2010, but it is only one test anyways: 70-662: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-exchange-server.aspx#tab2

    So, simply take 70-662 and you'll gain an MCTS in Exchange. It does not require an MCSA: Messaging, nor do you benefit in any way from having one. The MCTS is similar to the old MCP designation, most MCTS certs are centered around one specific technology or job duty, and only require a single exam. Your MCSA: Messaging basically says "I am a Systems Administrator with Exchange specialization". An MCTS: Exchange just says "I am an Exchange Specialist". If you'd like to upgrade the "Systems Administrator" part of your credential, look at the MCITP: Server Administrator upgrade path: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcsa.aspx#tab4

    Good luck on your endeavours!


    Paul Hite - MCSE, MCITP
    Thursday, June 9, 2011 9:41 PM