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MCSE(2k3 to expire) or MCITP?

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by HTF, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. HTF

    HTF Byte Poster

    Can anyone tell me that MCSE on Windows Server 2003 will expire (regarding the new certfications came out - like MCITP). I would like to do MCSE but it probably will take me some time so I am worrying that I will manage to finish it.
    What is the best choice and how long the upgrade pathway from MCSE to MCITP will be available?

    Certifications: A+
  2. Big_nath

    Big_nath Kilobyte Poster

    The MCSE 2k3 will be around for sometime yet. It is best to do the exams for which ever technologies you administer. If you have 2k3 servers do the MCSE 2k3, if you have server 2008 then do the MCITP.
    Certifications: MCP, MCSA, MCSA:M, MCSE, MCTS
    WIP: A few
  3. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    Nobody knows for sure. However, it should be around for at least two more years, but likely much longer than that, considering 2008 was released relatively recently. The 2000 certifications just retired, so the 2003 certifications will be around for a while yet.

    Note that the MCSE 2003 exams will eventually retire, but the certification itself will never expire.

    If you currently administer servers running Windows Server 2003, I'd recommend pursuing it.
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    That's right :iagree

    Windows 2k3 will be support by MS at least for another 5 years (2015), when companies stop using it will probably be sometime after that. Our ISP was still using NT4 up until acouple of years ago.

    Certifications: CITP, PGDip, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: MSc in Tech Management

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