Certification Path question- Will this take me from A to B? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I currently hold a MCITP: Enterprise Administrator cert for Server 2008. I'd like to update it to an MCSE for Windows 2012R2. Do I upgrade from MCTIP to MSCE in 2008 and then update that to 2012r2, or do I update my MCITP to 2012R2 and then update to MCSE? Does it matter? Which exams will I need to take, and does order matter?


    Wednesday, September 23, 2015 2:49 PM


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  • Some answers:

    a) The order of the exams does not matter. As long as you complete all the required exams, you can do them in any order.

    b) Forget about updating MCITP to 2012R2. There is no such thing, the MCITP was obsoleted after 2008.

    c) Therefore, you need to upgrade from MCITP to MCSE. The exams that you need depend on the type of MCSE you are taking, for example, from MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008 to MCSE: Server Infrastructure you have to take exams 417, 413 and 414. See the section "How to Upgrade ..." in this page:


    Thursday, September 24, 2015 5:16 AM
  • Hi,

    You need to upgrade to MCSA: Server 2012 first by passing the 70-417 upgrade exam. Initially the 70-417 exam would allow you the upgrade from MCITP: Server admin. and ent. admin. or the MCSA: Server 2008 cert. that you received automatically if you already where MCITP certified but now the 40-417 can be used to upgrade from older MSCA 2000/2003 and MCSE 2000/2003 certifications also.


    After that you need two more exams for MCSE: Server Infra once you are MCSA: Server 2012 certified.



    Friday, October 9, 2015 12:41 PM