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which Exchange MCP ?

Discussion in 'Exchange Exams' started by grim, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    I'm looking to add an Exchange MCP to my collection. These are the 3 i've found, the 285 looks more like designing so it leaves the 284 and 236 which is 2003 and 2007. Do i go straight for the 2007 or would it be best to cover 2003 as well ?

    70-236 - TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Configuring

    70-284 - Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

    70-285 - Designing a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Organization

    GRim
     
    Certifications: Bsc, 70-270, 70-290, 70-291, 70-293, 70-294, 70-298, 70-299, 70-620, 70-649, 70-680
    WIP: 70-646, 70-640
  2. flounder10

    flounder10 Nibble Poster

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    If you have the option, why not do both?

    There will still be people using Exchange 2003 for a while, and there will be people using 2007 too. I know that where i am, we are not planning on upgrading to Exchange 2007 in the next few years.
     
    WIP: Net+, MCDST, MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, CCNP
  3. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    I'd probably go for the 2003 version, as thats what we still use at my place... I cant see us upgrading anytime soon either..!
     
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  4. delorean

    delorean Megabyte Poster

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    Which one do you use currently? I'd go with that. If not, like flounder10 said try both if you can although your brain may explode from Exchange overload!! :biggrin
     
    Certifications: A+, MCP 70-270, 70-290, 70-291
    WIP: 70-680, S+, MCSA, MCSE, CCNA
  5. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    might just do both

    which books do you recommend, i need something to fill my crimbo stockings ?

    where's the crimbo smilies ? :confused2

    GRim
     
    Certifications: Bsc, 70-270, 70-290, 70-291, 70-293, 70-294, 70-298, 70-299, 70-620, 70-649, 70-680
    WIP: 70-646, 70-640
  6. Obinna Osobalu

    Obinna Osobalu Banned

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    MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-284): Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 by Will Willis and Ian McLean. And for quick references when you must have been through with the MSpress material; Sams Teach Yourself Exchange Server 2003 in 10 Minutes by James V. Walker. I find the latter a very handy book even when on the field...


    NB: what they all said. Exchange 2003 is still very much around so i guess that should be your launch pad. Just a thought though...
     
    Certifications: MCITP:SA,MCTS(x5),MCSE2K3;MCSA2K3:M;MCP
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  7. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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  8. Maff

    Maff New Member

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    I guess it depends on where your experience lies. If you have experience of Managing Exchange 2003 focus on exam 70-284...if its Exchange 2007 go for 70-236 (not an easy one in my opinion!) Also not easy to learn the Powershell commands that 70-236 test you on unless you have some hands on experience.

    Does anyone know if 70-236 counts towards 1 elective on the MCSA 2003 track in place of 70-284?

    Good luck whichever one you decide on!
     
    Certifications: MCP W2KPro, MCTS - Exchange 2007 Config
    WIP: Designing Exchange 2007 (70-237)
  9. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    yup

    MCSA requirements

    MCSE requirements

    GRim
     
    Certifications: Bsc, 70-270, 70-290, 70-291, 70-293, 70-294, 70-298, 70-299, 70-620, 70-649, 70-680
    WIP: 70-646, 70-640

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