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  • There are many questions in the TechNet Forum for Training and Certification about upgrading from MCSA on Server 2003 or MCSE on Server 2003 so I decided to write a wiki about this.

    You can upgrade to the new MCSA: Server 2012 certification from MCSA or MCSE 2003 but the time you have to do this is very limited, the MSCA en MCSE 2003 certification and the upgrade exams to MCITP will retire on 31 July 2013! (exam 70-646 does not retire on 31 July but cannot be used to upgrade after this date)


    This wiki will explain the following steps:

    1. Upgrade MCSA/MCSE 2003 to MCITP: Server Administrator
    2. With the MCSA: Server 2008 certification (you will get this automatically if you are MCITP certified)  you can upgrade to MCSA: Server 2012
    3. What's next after MCSA: Server 2012

    Upgrade to MCITP from MCSA:

    will need a valid MCSA on Server 2003 certification that can be used to upgrade to MCITP: Server Administrator, if have not passed all exams required for MCSA on Server 2003 then will need to do this first.

    The upgrade path from MCSA 2003 to MCITP: Server Administrator  requires two exams:

    MCSA_blog

    Upgrade to MCITP from MCSE:

    You will need a valid MCSEA on Server 2003 certification that can be used to upgrade to MCITP: Server Administrator, if have not passed all exams required for MCSE on Server 2003 then will need to do this first.

    The upgrade path from MCSE 2003 to MCITP: Server Administrator  requires two exams:

    MCSE_blog

    Until 31 July 2013 achieving MCITP: Server Administrator will also give you the new MCSA: Server 2008 certification, this is required to upgrade to MCSA: Server 2012


    Upgrade form MCSA: Server 2008 to MCSA: Server 2012:

    You need to pass exam 70-417 to upgrade to MCSA: Server 2012:




    Upgrade from MCSA: Server 2012 to the MCSE tracks:

    From MCSA: Server 2012 you earn one of the new MCSE Certification tracks, each MCSE track will require additional exams that you will need to pass the achieve the MCSE certification that has your interest. These tracks are new and will be available the next few years, most of the self-paced guides from Microsoft Press for the MCSE exams will be releases at the end of September 2013




    You find the MCSE tracks and the exams required here

    Good luck with upgrading before 31 July 2013 and feel free to ask questions about upgrading in the TechNet Training and Certification Forum.
    Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:52 PM

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  • Hi,

    Thank you for listing the wiki article that I wrote in the forum :-)

    Wiki link: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16483.upgrade-from-mcsamcse-2003-to-mcsa-server-2012.aspx


    Danny van Dam, Citrix CCIA/CCEE Microsoft MCSE Server Infrastructure/MCSE Desktop Infrastructure/MCSA Server 2008, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5 http://www.citrix-guru.com http://www.rds-support.eu

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013 3:55 PM
    Answerer
  • Hi Danny,

    It looks like your wiki is getting popular ;-)

    James

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013 5:15 PM
  • Hi James,

    It seems many never upgraded to MCITP on Server 2008, more then I expected.

    Danny


    Danny van Dam, Citrix CCIA/CCEE Microsoft MCSE Server Infrastructure/MCSE Desktop Infrastructure/MCSA Server 2008, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5 http://www.citrix-guru.com http://www.rds-support.eu

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013 9:34 PM
    Answerer