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MCSA 2000 -> 2003

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by qwerty10000, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. qwerty10000

    qwerty10000 New Member

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    I am currently a MCSA in Windows 2000 and am looking to upgrade it to 2003. I know that you can do 1 upgrade exam 20-292 to convert it to MCSA 2003 but I was wondering once I have done that how many more exams would I need to do to get the MCSE 2003

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  2. d-Faktor
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    d-Faktor R.I.P - gone but never forgotten.

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    one more.

    [edit] ah, wait, you're not mcse2000. then you'll have to take a few more.
    [edit2] http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcse/windows2003/
     
  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    It all depends on what exams that you have for your MCSA elective.

    If you log into the MCP secure site they have a tool to chart the exams that you can take to get MCSE 2003.

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  4. GW

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    Looking at the list you will still have to take the four required core exams and one design exam. But with your MCSA 2000 you have the elective covered.

    I don't see on the list for the MCSA 2003 to be used as an elective since it only has for MCSA 2000 and MCSE for NT 4 and 2000. But either way since you already have an MCSA in 2000 it will not matter.

    GW
     
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  5. The_Geek

    The_Geek Megabyte Poster

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    I'm in the same boat. I went to M$ site and this is what I found:

    I'll have to take 292 for the A 2K to A 2K3 upgrade.

    Then 293, Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure.

    Then 294, Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure.

    Then a design exam.

    MCSA 2K acts as the other elective.

    Now if I can just get off my butt and study..................

    From M$'s website:
    For the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Windows 2000 credential, the candidate should keep the following in mind:

    Networking: An MCSA on Windows 2000 has the option to take Exam 70-292 instead of Exams 70-290 and 70-291. However, Exams 70-293 and 70-294 are still required.

    Client: An MCSA on Windows 2000 has already passed Exam 70-210 or 70-270, which also satisfies the client requirement for MCSE on Windows Server 2003; therefore, no action is required.

    Design: The MCSA certification does not require candidates to prove design skills. To attain the MCSE on Windows Server 2003 certification, you must pass a design exam listed in the certification requirements that are described earlier.

    Elective: Elective exams are required so that candidates prove technical breadth, interoperability skills, or additional technical depth. For an MCSA on Windows 2000, the MCSA credential itself satisfies the elective requirement for MCSE on Windows Server 2003 because it proves the ability to administer another version of the platform; therefore, no additional action is required.
     
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  6. GW

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    From what I've heard the 70-292 exam is a real killer since there is so much Win2k3 stuff you have to learn and remember that most people who take it fail the first few times sitting it. People who have taken it said it is easier to take 70-290 and 70-291 then to go through the upgrade exam.

    I'm trying to finish up my 70-218 so I can get my MCSA 2000 but my manager is insisting that I switch over to the 2003 track right away since the company is installing more 2003 servers (we still have over 200 Win2K servers that we are supporting).

    It's a hard choice, I might study the 70-292 book and refer to the 70-290 & 70-291 books (got the Syngress collection on one of their Damaged Books sales they have in the US) and try my hand at the exam and see how well I do before taking the two exam path.

    But for Qwerty, it looks like you will have to take a minimum of 4 exams to get your MCSE 2003 taking the 70-292, otherwise it will be 5 exams.

    GW
     
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  7. The_Geek

    The_Geek Megabyte Poster

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    GW,

    I'd go ahead and finish 218 then take 292 for MCSA 2K and 2K3. Is it going to matter? Prolly not, but will look good on a resume.
     
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