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MCSA 2012 or MCITP Enterprise Admin 2008

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 / 2016' started by Rotage, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Rotage

    Rotage Bit Poster


    I just passed the 70-646 so I now have my MCSA 2008. For my next path I am either considering getting the MCITP Enterprise Admin 2008 which will be 70-643, 70-680 and 70-647 or doing my upgrade to MCSA 2012 70-417. I am leaning more towards the MCSA 2012 as I am not sure if I could finish the other 3 exams before they are retired, although it does seem that quite a bit of the material I covered for the 70-646 would be applicable to the MCITP.

    Are they are suggestions/thoughts as to what I should do next?

    Certifications: MCSE 2003, MCSA 2008
  2. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

    I guess it depends on your work situation / focus.

    If it were me, and I deal (or would like to) with more server related items than large desktop deployments I'd be doing the MCSA 2012 upgrade and then heading towards the MCSE: Server Infrastructure. This removes the requirement to sit the 70-680 Exam.

    Also, the retirement date is July 31st for the MCITP Enterprise Administrator. That's 3 exams in 5 months. My own available time would find that quite a crush and put me under stress I'd prefer not to be.
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  3. Rotage

    Rotage Bit Poster

    Thanks for the advice, yeah I agree the more I think about it the more I think 3 in 5 months is too much. I'll get my MCSA 2012 sorted then consider my next move, as my work want to send me on a training course for something just not sure what yet maybe MCSE related or Private Cloud as we use the System Center Suite
    Certifications: MCSE 2003, MCSA 2008
  4. JK2447
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    I think it does depend on what you work with although saying that, I work in a 2000-2008 R2 environment and I'm studying for 2012 as I know we'll be getting it....
    So I guess it also depends on your current role, skills, likelihood of working with 2012 too. Just my personal opinion
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