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Can MCSA:2003 take 70-649 exam? RRS feed

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  • I have earned MCSA:2003 and I am currently studying to upgrade to MCTS>MCITP:Enterprise Admin. My question is- as MCSA can I take the 70-649 exam instead of the 70-648 exam? The 70-649 exam adds 70-643 (with 60-640 and 70-642).
    Friday, August 6, 2010 2:28 AM

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  • Hi,

    70-649 examination is also called as upgrading Microsoft windows 2003 to windows 2008 server. This certification will suit best to the professionals who have their MCSE 2003 server certification and also having work experience related to the field in medium to large working environment. MCSE windows 2003 server certification is the mandatory prerequisite for this 70-649 examination. In case if a candidate attends the exam and passed without the prerequisite, then the results will show as pass but the candidates won't be able to credit it for the resulting certification. At the same time, candidates should have at least 6 to 12 months of work experience in administration as well as implantation of networking operating system in any level of organizations.

    Certifications that can be achieved from this examination:

    By successful completion of this examination, candidates are eligible to certify with the certifications such as:

    1) MCITP: server administration
    2) MCITP: Enterprise administration
    3) MCTS: Windows 2008 server application platform configuration
    4) MCTS: Windows 2008 server network infrastructure configuration
    5) MCTS: Windows 2008 server active directory configuration

    Topic outlines / exam objectives of 70-649 examination:

    The following are the topic outlines / exam objectives of 70-649 examination and percentage of questions asked in the examination from each section. They are:

    1) Configuration of additional active directory server roles-
    2) Configuration of IP addressing and services
    3) Managing as well as monitoring the network infrastructure
    4) Deploying servers
    5) Configuration of terminal services
    6) Configuration of web services infrastructure

    Language options for the exam:

    Native English speaking candidates can write the examination in English and for non- English speaking candidates, there are some language options provided by Microsoft for writing this examination. The language options are German, Chinese and Japanese.

    Training materials:

    The following are the recommended training materials from Microsoft and they are:

    1) Classroom training:

    Microsoft conducts classroom training to the candidates to this examination and the recommended training sessions are 6416C (updating network infrastructure and active directory skills to the windows 2008 server) and 6417B (Updating application infrastructure skills to windows 2008 server).

    2) Practice test:

    Candidates can use the practice tests in the internet and practice for the examination. By doing this continuously, candidates can easily perform well in the examination.

    John recommends SelfTestEngine as Exam Preparation tool for IT Certification exams preparation like 70-649 SelfTestEngine and 70-649 Study Guides. Visit to download SelfTestEngine free.

    Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=John_Michals

     

    I hope this will help you.

    Regards.

    Shafaquat Ali.


    M.C.I.T.P Exchange 2007/2010, M.C.I.T.P Windows Server 2008, M.C.T.S OCS Server 2007 R2, Phone: +923008210320
    Friday, August 6, 2010 5:41 AM

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  • Hi,

    70-649 examination is also called as upgrading Microsoft windows 2003 to windows 2008 server. This certification will suit best to the professionals who have their MCSE 2003 server certification and also having work experience related to the field in medium to large working environment. MCSE windows 2003 server certification is the mandatory prerequisite for this 70-649 examination. In case if a candidate attends the exam and passed without the prerequisite, then the results will show as pass but the candidates won't be able to credit it for the resulting certification. At the same time, candidates should have at least 6 to 12 months of work experience in administration as well as implantation of networking operating system in any level of organizations.

    Certifications that can be achieved from this examination:

    By successful completion of this examination, candidates are eligible to certify with the certifications such as:

    1) MCITP: server administration
    2) MCITP: Enterprise administration
    3) MCTS: Windows 2008 server application platform configuration
    4) MCTS: Windows 2008 server network infrastructure configuration
    5) MCTS: Windows 2008 server active directory configuration

    Topic outlines / exam objectives of 70-649 examination:

    The following are the topic outlines / exam objectives of 70-649 examination and percentage of questions asked in the examination from each section. They are:

    1) Configuration of additional active directory server roles-
    2) Configuration of IP addressing and services
    3) Managing as well as monitoring the network infrastructure
    4) Deploying servers
    5) Configuration of terminal services
    6) Configuration of web services infrastructure

    Language options for the exam:

    Native English speaking candidates can write the examination in English and for non- English speaking candidates, there are some language options provided by Microsoft for writing this examination. The language options are German, Chinese and Japanese.

    Training materials:

    The following are the recommended training materials from Microsoft and they are:

    1) Classroom training:

    Microsoft conducts classroom training to the candidates to this examination and the recommended training sessions are 6416C (updating network infrastructure and active directory skills to the windows 2008 server) and 6417B (Updating application infrastructure skills to windows 2008 server).

    2) Practice test:

    Candidates can use the practice tests in the internet and practice for the examination. By doing this continuously, candidates can easily perform well in the examination.

    John recommends SelfTestEngine as Exam Preparation tool for IT Certification exams preparation like 70-649 SelfTestEngine and 70-649 Study Guides. Visit to download SelfTestEngine free.

    Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=John_Michals

     

    I hope this will help you.

    Regards.

    Shafaquat Ali.


    M.C.I.T.P Exchange 2007/2010, M.C.I.T.P Windows Server 2008, M.C.T.S OCS Server 2007 R2, Phone: +923008210320
    Friday, August 6, 2010 5:41 AM
  • So I have to take the 70-648 upgrade exam, if I only have the MCSA. So I will then have MCTS 70-640 and 70-642. Then if I want to go for MCITP: Server Administrator I need to complete the 70-646 and if I want MCITP:Enterprise Administrator I would need 70-643, 70-680 and 70-647, is that correct?

    I kind of figured that you needed MCSE to take the 70-649, but since the study guide is a combined book- 70-648/649, I thought perhaps you may be able to take either.

    Debated on finishing MCSE, but would need 3 more exam for MCSE (70-293, 70-294 and 70-298)

    Then I would need 70-649, 70-680 and 70-647 to get to MCITP:Enterprise Admin

    So basically I could take 4 tests to end up at MCITP:Enterprise Admin or I could take 6 exams- Granted I would be MCSE and MCITP:Ent AD

    The 2 tests I would be saving by not going MCSE I could get CCNA

    MCSA, CCNA and MCITP:Ent Ad

    or

    MCSE and MCITP:Ent Ad

    Thank you for the feedback

    Friday, August 6, 2010 2:23 PM