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Upgrading MCSE 2K3 to MCITP: EA clarification please

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by jk2447, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Hi All,

    Just out of interest. Once you are a MCSE 2K3, how many exams is it to upgrade to the MCITP: EA? And by passing just 70-649 do you gain 3 MCTS's?

    Thanks

    Jim

    PS I've checked the Microsoft site but I think I'm confused ha ha doesn't take much :oops:
     
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  2. dazza786

    dazza786 Megabyte Poster

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    oh actually... just taken another look and i'm confused too!
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    Yes, I believe you gain 3 MCTS certifications with 70-649.

    You need 2 exams (which cover the content of 4 exams) to upgrade your MCSE to the MCITP: EA: 70-649 and 70-647. Alternatively, you can pass the 4 exams individually: 70-640, 70-642, 70-643, and 70-647.
     
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  4. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Thanks BM. Thats much clearer. Pretty good that they made it only 2 exams to upgrade hey, although I'm sure if its 4 exams sqeezed into 2 they will be monsters! Cheers, Jim
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    lol, the 70-649 is actually 3 exams in one. And you will be graded separately per part, if you fail one part you fail the whole exam. The final score of the whole exam is the lowest score of the 3 parts.

    The 70-647 is the only exam which is one exam.

    -Ken
     
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  6. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Ha ha Oh my word! Knew there would be a catch to such a tempting upgrade exam ha ha Still sorts the men from they boys eh :lol:
     
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  7. Sparky
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    Do you not need 70-620 as well if you dont already have it?

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcse.aspx#tab4

    You do get three nice MCTS certs through the post when you pass the 70-649. :biggrin
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    Ah, yes, you are correct. I always forget that... mostly because it makes absolutely NO sense to me why an Enterprise Administrator would need to know how to support a desktop OS and a Server Administrator would not (70-620 is NOT required for the MCITP:SA)! :blink My mind absolutely boggles at some (okay, MOST) of the decisions made by Microsoft Learning.
     
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  9. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Thanks fellas. BosonMichael, as of right now you're tied with posts with Trip!
     
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  10. choppertastic

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    On completion of the 70-649 exam you do get 3 MCTS's (MCTS AD Config, MCTS Application Infra Config and MCTS Network Infra config)

    For me getting to the MCTIP: EA is 2 exams, 70-620 Vista Config (passed on friday :biggrin) and 70-647 (now working on)

    Hope this helps.
    James
     
    Certifications: MCSE2k3, MCITP Enterprise Admin, CNE 5,6, VCP3 & 4, CCNA

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