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Server 2003 MCP to 2008 equivalent

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Richie1888, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. Richie1888

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    Hi Guys

    I getting ready to move onto the server 2008 modules to try and gain a MCITP: Server Administrator.

    As I have the 2003 MCP (Exam 70-290) is there an upgrade path to Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator (Exam 70-646) or am I better just starting from scratch ?

    Thanks

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  2. wagnerk
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    To be honest, until Windows 2003 extended support finishes in 2014, I would say finish your MCSA first and then do the MCITP: SA upgrade exams. That way you'll be dual qualified.

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  3. BosonMichael
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    Good advice here!
     
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  4. Maryloveus

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    .If you want to upgrade MCSE 2003 to MCITP Server Administrator, you are required to pass 70-649 and 70-646.
    I once read a post "Best way to Upgrade from MCSA 2003 to MCITP SA" said that :the upgrade exams are harder,as the upgrade exams contain a couple of exams .far harder than the individual exams.
    So in my ipinion ,you can start from the scratch.
     
  5. BosonMichael
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    That is inaccurate. The upgrade exams are composed of questions found on the individual exams. I know from experience; I've taken both.
     
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  6. Richie1888

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    the reason I was wanting to upgrade is because my company intends to move onto server 2008 within the next year.
     
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    maybe you are right on your own existence .most of my friends experiecing 70-649 or 70-648 think the upgrade exams are harder than individual exam .

    especially 70-649 is believed as the hardest exam.
     
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  8. wagnerk
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    Depending on what you have already, there should be time to complete the MCSA and start the 2008 route too :)

    The MCITP route is more role based than the older MCSA, imo.

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