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Exchange Server Certifications

Discussion in 'Exchange Exams' started by Theprof, May 5, 2013.

  1. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    After spending a few months on passing the Exchange Server 2010 exams and spending some time figuring out what Exchange certifications one can take, I figured why not make a quick post about certifications that can be achieved pertaining to Exchange Server.

    MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange Server 2010

    MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring (70-662)
    Pro: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Exchange Server 2010 (70-663)

    ** Supposedly this year (2013) there will be an announcement regarding the retirement dates for the exams above. I suggest to try and get these exams done as soon as possible before they're retired**


    Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Messaging

    Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2010 (70-410)
    Administering Windows Server 2012 (70-411)
    Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (70-412)
    Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 (70-341)
    Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 (70-342)



    Microsoft Certified Solutions Master: Messaging


    MCSE: Messaging
    MCSM Messaging Knowledge Exam (88-941)
    MCSM Messaging Lab Exam (88-942)



    I will be working on the MCSE: Messaging certification and will post more info as I go through the exams. Others please feel free to add if I've missed anything.
     
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    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  2. Sparky
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    Good post mate.

    For me I have lost the plot with Exchange exams as you can’t take an Exchange 2007 exam however you can take some Server 2003 exams – fecking joke if you ask me!
     
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  3. Gav

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    I may be wrong, but I think the Exchange 2010 exams are being retired at the end of June. I really need to hurry up and take 663, I've had it booked for some time now, I just keep pushing it back due to other commitments. As soon as that's out of the way, roll on MCSE: Messaging 2013! :D

    - Gav
     
  4. Theprof

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    Thanks mate!

    Yeah I know it's stupid how they retire Exchange 2007 exams yet Exchange 2007 is being used by quite a few enterprises.

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    Actually there is no retirement date yet... On the Microsoft website they state that the retirement date will be announced in 2013. You can see this here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcitp-certification.aspx#fbid=ydeWCL71BiT

    Just expand the Microsoft Exchange Server section. My guess is that the exams will be retired in June or July 2014... I think they normally give a one year notice unless I am mistaken.
     
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  5. Sparky
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    True. An Exchange cert is valuable though as your post highlights. I just think we are being pulled along in regard to what MS wants.

    If they had their way all of us would have migrated to Office 365 by now :)
     
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  6. Theprof

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    Office 365... don't get me started on that ;)

    Why not just go for Exchange 2010? its only two exams when compared to the MCITP EMA on 2007, plus I am sure you'd benefit from 2010 a little more ;)
     
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  7. Sparky
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    You make a good point sir.

    My last Exchange 2010 install (400 users) was ripped out 6 months later by a “consultant” as he said it wasn’t good value.

    Its decisions like that that really feck me off about this whole industry. The Exchange 2010 infrastructure was already in place so why not run it down and then migrate to office 365 a few years down the line?

    Sorry to hijack your thread mate!
     
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  8. Theprof

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    It's all good, no worries :)

    They went to office 365 instead?
     
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  9. Sparky
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    Yeah - seems to be working for them although its a bit of a shame to see the new Exchange servers gathering dust in the server room. Now they have to pay for Office 365 monthly. The Exchange Server was paid for and just needed support which they are still paying for. :blink
     
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  10. Theprof

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    You made the consultant nervous eh ;) saw your skills and got threatened!

    On a more serious note, I can see why some companies would go to the cloud, less things to worry about. Plus, nowadays, it costs less and less to host in the cloud. I am kind of surprised for 400 users, the price must of been really good.

    I've done the cost analysis in the past and the cloud hosting has always been more expensive when compared to on premise hosting. Then again, I was managing exchange along with a colleague so it made more sense then...
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA

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