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Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by gulbash, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. gulbash

    gulbash Nibble Poster

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    Hi, if i decide to do mcitp enterprise administrator, will i have to renew this certification? or is it a life time certification? Thanks.
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    From what I understand, all of the MCTS and MCITP certifications are valid until support for the related product expires.
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    That's right. The MCITP: Enterprise Administrator is for Windows 2008 and r2, however when the products' support ends your MCITP: Enterprise Administrator status will retire. If you want the equivalent version for the next product (eg Windows Server 8 ), then you'll have to get certified on that. Just like the MCITP: EST (for Vista) and the MCITP: ESDT7 (for Windows 7) the replacements for the MCDST.

    Well until Microsoft changes their certification policy...

    -Ken
     
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  4. Sparky
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    The certs do retire but you don’t (at this stage) need to recertify every 3 years like Cisco and (soon to be) CompTIA certs.
     
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  5. gulbash

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    Would i have to retake the exams if i have to renew? Thanks
     
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  6. greenbrucelee
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    renewing is retaking the exams. To renew a cert you have to do the exam again or in some cases like the compTIA ones if available there is a bridge exam but as far as I aware there is no Microsoft bridge exams so that means to renew your cert you have to re-do the exam(s).
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    You would have to sit the newer MS exams that correspond to the next version of the MCITP/MCTS to stay certified. As Sparky said "The certs do retire but you don’t (at this stage) need to recertify every 3 years like Cisco and (soon to be) CompTIA certs."

    -Ken
     
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  8. wagnerk
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    While there are no bridge exams, MS do have upgrade exams. Sometimes you only need to do the upgrade exam, sometimes more than one is required (eg the upgrade exam, the pro exam and a MCTS exam).

    -Ken
     
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  9. gulbash

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    And i guess microsoft will let me know which exams need updateing/ retaking? I recently completed the comptia A+ and net +. Thinking what to do now. Thinking about the security +, but the exams expensive, and if i do it i will have to renew every 3 years at another cost. So i think i will give comptia a little break, until i decide to do the sec +. Think i will give the mcitp enterprise administrator a go. What do u guys recommend i do? Thanks.
     
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  10. wagnerk
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    If the Sec+ is fiancially not viable at the moment, then yes, put it to one side until it is.

    As for going for the MCITP: EA, imo, it really does depend on your level of experience in IT. Unless you deal with designing AD and working with servers, I'd forget about the MCITP: EA for now and start with the client exams. (This is based on your first post 3 months ago about failing the Network+.)

    -Ken
     
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  11. gulbash

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    Can you post a link/s to recommended client exams?
     
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  12. wagnerk
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    Take your pick:

    70-271 MCP Windows XP O/S Support(Half of the MCDST), available until June 30, 2011, credential will not retire
    70-272 MCP Windows XP App Support (Other half of the MCDST), available until June 30, 2011, credential will not retire

    70-270 MCP: Windows XP, credential will not retire
    70-620 MCTS: Windows Vista, credential is subject to retirement.
    70-680 MCTS: Windows 7, credential is subject to retirement.

    -Ken
     
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  13. gulbash

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    So i should probably tackle the 270, 271 and 272 in this order? Or the 271, 272 and then the 270?
     
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    You could go for the MCDST with the 271 & 272 but if I'm I am correct in the assumption that you are just starting out in your IT career and cert. track I wouldn't bother with the 70-270.
     
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    Can you recommend study material for the 271 and 272? And recommended exam engines for practice exams? Thanks.
     
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  16. Sparky
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  17. gosh1976

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    Sybex has a book that covers both exams. Those exams have been around a long time so I'm sure you can find an abundance of information on training materials. I used transcender practice exams
     
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  18. gulbash

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    How good is ucertify for microsoft practice exams? I notice in this forum most people use transcender, measureup etc. I used ucertify for network +.
     
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  19. greenbrucelee
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    Asking which is best would only be personal opinion although ucertify are at the bottom of the pile when it comes to any certs, why dont you download demos then you can make judgement for yourself which is the best.
     
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