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Microsoft Certification Road Map

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by craigie, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    This is not meant to be an exhausted list of all Microsoft Exams, rather it is a road map towards the more common certification questions/requests that we receive on the forums. The acronyms in brackets show which qualifications the Exams count towards.

    I have tried to go in order with the oldest exams first, followed by the newest.

    Core Client Exam

    Microsoft Certified Professional

    70-270 - Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional (MCSA/MCSE)

    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Vista Configuration

    70-620 – Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)

    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring

    70-680 – Windows 7, Configuring (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)

    Elective Client Exams

    Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)

    70-271 - Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Windows XP Operating System (MCSA)
    70-272 - Supporting Users and Troubleshooting Desktop Applications on a Windows XP Operating System (MCSA)

    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Consumer Support Technician (Vista)

    70-620 – Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)
    70-623 – Pro: Microsoft Desktop Support – Consumer

    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician (Vista)

    70-620 – Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)
    70-622 – Pro: Microsoft Desktop Support – Enterprise

    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician (Vista)

    70-621 – Upgrading your MCDST Certification to MCITP Enterprise Support

    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Desktop Administrator (Windows 7)

    70-680 – Windows 7, Configuring (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)
    70-686 – Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator

    Server Exams

    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (Server 2003)

    You need to pass a combination of exams to obtain the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator status with at least 1 x Client, 2 x Core and 1 x Elective

    Client Exams

    70-270 - Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-620 – Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)
    70-680 – Windows 7, Configuring (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)

    Core Exams

    70-290 – Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-291 – Implementing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (MCSA/MCSE)

    Elective Exams

    Choose An Elective Exam From This List

    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Message (Server 2003)

    As per MCSA but with the following exam:

    70-284 – Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 (MCSA/MCSE)

    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security (Server 2003)

    As per MCSA but with any of the following two exams:

    70-299 – Implementing and Administering Security in Windows Server 2003 Network (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-350 - Implementing Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-351 - TS: Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006, Configuring (MCSA/MCSE)

    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (Server 2003)

    You need to pass a combination of exams to obtain the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator status with at least 1 x Client, 4 x Core and 1 x Design

    Client Exams

    70-270 - Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-620 – Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)
    70-680 – Windows 7, Configuring (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)

    Core Exams

    70-290 – Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-291 – Implementing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-293 - Planning and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-294 - Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure (MCSA/MCSE)

    Design Exams

    70-297 - Designing a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure
    70-298 - Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network

    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Messaging (Server 2003)

    As per the MCSE but with the following Exams:

    70-284 – Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-285 – Designing a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Organization (MCSA/MCSE)

    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security (Server 2003)

    As per the MCSE but with the following Exams:

    Core

    70-298 - Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network

    Two Electives

    70-299 – Implementing and Administering Security in Windows Server 2003 Network (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-350 - Implementing Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-351 - TS: Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006, Configuring (MCSA/MCSE)

    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator (Server 2008 )

    70-640 – Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
    70-642 – Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
    70-646 – Pro: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator

    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator (Server 2008 )

    You need to pass a combination of exams to obtain the Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator status with at least 1 x Client and 4 x Core.

    Client Exams

    70-620 – Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)
    70-624 – TS: Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office Systems Desktops
    70-680 – Windows 7, Configuring (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)

    Core Exams

    70-640 – Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
    70-642 – Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
    70-643 – TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring
    70-647 – Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator

    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Messaging Administrator (Server 2008 )

    70-236 – TS: Exchange Server 2007, Configuring
    70-237 – Pro: Designing Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
    70-238 – Pro: Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

    Server 2003 To Server 2008 Upgrades

    MCSA 2003 to MCITP: Server Administrator

    70-646 – Pro: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
    70-648 – TS: Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 MCSA to, Windows Server 2008, Technology Specializations

    MCSE 2003 to MCITP: Enterprise Administrator

    You need to pass a combination of exams to obtain the Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator status with at least 1 x Client and 2 x Core.

    Client Exams

    70-620 – Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)
    70-624 – TS: Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office Systems Desktops
    70-680 – Windows 7, Configuring (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)

    Core Exams

    70-647 – Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator
    70-649 - TS: Upgrading Your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist
     
    Certifications: CCA | CCENT | CCNA | CCNA:S | HP APC | HP ASE | ITILv3 | MCP | MCDST | MCITP: EA | MCTS:Vista | MCTS:Exch '07 | MCSA 2003 | MCSA:M 2003 | MCSA 2008 | MCSE | VCP5-DT | VCP4-DCV | VCP5-DCV | VCAP5-DCA | VCAP5-DCD | VMTSP | VTSP 4 | VTSP 5
  2. csx

    csx Megabyte Poster

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    Top post, thanks alot! :)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, 70-271 & 70-272, CCENT, VCP5-DCV and CCNA
    WIP: Citrix
  3. JonnyMX

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    Blimey - couldn't you sleep? :biggrin

    Repped for hard work and typing.
     
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  4. VantageIsle

    VantageIsle Kilobyte Poster

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    Good work fella!
     
    Certifications: A+, ITIL V3, MCSA, MCITP:EST, CCENT, 70-432-SQL, 70-401 SCCM
    WIP: MCSA upgrade MCITP:SA then EA
  5. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Cheers for the feedback.

    It was something, I thought the forum was missing, hopefully it will help answer alot of questions for the new members of CF!
     
    Certifications: CCA | CCENT | CCNA | CCNA:S | HP APC | HP ASE | ITILv3 | MCP | MCDST | MCITP: EA | MCTS:Vista | MCTS:Exch '07 | MCSA 2003 | MCSA:M 2003 | MCSA 2008 | MCSE | VCP5-DT | VCP4-DCV | VCP5-DCV | VCAP5-DCA | VCAP5-DCD | VMTSP | VTSP 4 | VTSP 5
  6. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Good work mate, only trouble is you'll still have to answer them with a link to here! I'd put money on it :lol:
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  7. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    LOL that's true... but at least it's all on one page now!
     
    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
  8. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Nicely done craigie :)

    Qs
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCSE: Private Cloud, MCSA (2008), MCITP: EA, MCITP: SA, MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003, MCITP: EDA7, MCITP: EDST7, MCITP: EST Vista, MCTS: Exh 2010, MCTS:ServerVirt, MCTS: SCCM07 & SCCM2012, MCTS: SCOM07, MCTS: Win7Conf, MCTS: VistaConf, MCDST, MCP, MBCS, HND: Applied IT, ITIL v3: Foundation, CCA
  9. willolpl

    willolpl Bit Poster

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    Just what i was looking for.Thank you
     
    Certifications: CompTia A+, MCP, MCDST
    WIP: 70-680
  10. Ben1988

    Ben1988 New Member

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    Great Post!
    Thank You
     
  11. jinky_kwn27

    jinky_kwn27 New Member

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    Can I use 70-686 as an elective for MCSA?
     
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    WIP: 70-686
  12. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    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
  13. nizaw

    nizaw New Member

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    I have a question for MCSE. How to take MCSE certificate ? After pass MCSA exam and then going to MCSE (or) Can i directly go to MCSE exam? And how many exam codes pass can i get MSCE. MCSE is a only one exam? Explain me. Please :cry::rolleyes:
     

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