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  • HI, I Have my MCP qualification with the following certifications!!!

    Networking Essentials
    Internetworking with Microsoft TCP\IP on Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
    Implementing and supporting NT Server 4.0
    Implementing and supporting NT Server 4.0 in the enterprise
    Implementing and supporting NT 4.0 Workstation

    If anybody could please help me in the right direction in getting my MCSE from here as I do not know which exams to take, and then what is the best route to take once I have the MCSE certification!! If you could please help me it would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks

    Sunday, July 13, 2008 8:21 PM

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  • What you listed was Microsoft courses for the MCSE NT 4.0 program. Did you sit an exam for any of those courses? Regardless, and unfortunately, the courses and their corresponding exam have retired. In order to complete the MCSE 2003 track, you will need to follow the current requirements: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcse/windows2003/default.mspx

    What is your proficiency in a Windows Server 2003 network environment?
    Michael D. Alligood,
    MCITP, MCTS, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+, Network+
    www.theitclassroom.com
    • Marked as answer by .revEditor Monday, July 14, 2008 1:10 AM
    Sunday, July 13, 2008 8:34 PM

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  • What you listed was Microsoft courses for the MCSE NT 4.0 program. Did you sit an exam for any of those courses? Regardless, and unfortunately, the courses and their corresponding exam have retired. In order to complete the MCSE 2003 track, you will need to follow the current requirements: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcse/windows2003/default.mspx

    What is your proficiency in a Windows Server 2003 network environment?
    Michael D. Alligood,
    MCITP, MCTS, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+, Network+
    www.theitclassroom.com
    • Marked as answer by .revEditor Monday, July 14, 2008 1:10 AM
    Sunday, July 13, 2008 8:34 PM
  • To add to Michael's post, there is no upgrade path from the older MCSE on Windows NT 4.0 to the MCSE on Windows Server 2003. It can however (if you completed the MCSE on NT4) be used as an elective for the current and final version of the MCSE.
    Stephen Charles Rea [MCT] askthemct.com
    Monday, July 14, 2008 1:12 AM
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  • Hi Mr. Michael,

    i am plan to upgrade my current MCSE NT4 to MCSE Server 2008.

    I am found the link about requirement of MCSE NT4 upgrade to Windows 2003.
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcse/windows2003/nt.mspx

    It there anyway direct upgrade MCSE NT4 to MCSE Server 2008 or i have to upgrade to Server 2003 then only go for Server 2008?

    I saw your link posted on http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcse/windows2003/default.mspx is different from the above upgrade MCSE NT4 requirement.

    Please advice me what step to move forward from MCSE NT4 to Server 2008.

    Thanks
    Regards
    Scott Yee
    Monday, March 30, 2009 3:09 AM
  • There is no upgrade path from your current position. The 2 choices you have are to

    1.) Satisfy the MCSE 2003 requirements (your MCSE NT4 satisfies the elective portion) and then upgrade to MCSE 2008

    or

    2.) Start the path for MCITP (Server or Enterprise) track.

    Hope that helps.
    Michael D. Alligood,
    MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician, Consumer Support Technician
    MCTS: Windows Vista - Configuration,
    MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+, Network+

    The I.T. Classroom Blog
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    Monday, March 30, 2009 6:32 AM