Microsoft Certification Road Map

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  1. craigie

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    This is not meant to be an exhausted list of all Microsoft Exams, rather it is a road map towards the more common certification questions/requests that we receive on the forums. The acronyms in brackets show which qualifications the Exams count towards.

    I have tried to go in order with the oldest exams first, followed by the newest.

    Core Client Exam

    Microsoft Certified Professional

    70-270 - Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional (MCSA/MCSE)

    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Vista Configuration

    70-620 – Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)

    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring

    70-680 – Windows 7, Configuring (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)

    Elective Client Exams

    Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)

    70-271 - Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Windows XP Operating System (MCSA)
    70-272 - Supporting Users and Troubleshooting Desktop Applications on a Windows XP Operating System (MCSA)

    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Consumer Support Technician (Vista)

    70-620 – Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)
    70-623 – Pro: Microsoft Desktop Support – Consumer

    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician (Vista)

    70-620 – Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)
    70-622 – Pro: Microsoft Desktop Support – Enterprise

    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician (Vista)

    70-621 – Upgrading your MCDST Certification to MCITP Enterprise Support

    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Desktop Administrator (Windows 7)

    70-680 – Windows 7, Configuring (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)
    70-686 – Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator

    Server Exams

    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (Server 2003)

    You need to pass a combination of exams to obtain the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator status with at least 1 x Client, 2 x Core and 1 x Elective

    Client Exams

    70-270 - Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-620 – Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)
    70-680 – Windows 7, Configuring (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)

    Core Exams

    70-290 – Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-291 – Implementing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (MCSA/MCSE)

    Elective Exams

    Choose An Elective Exam From This List

    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Message (Server 2003)

    As per MCSA but with the following exam:

    70-284 – Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 (MCSA/MCSE)

    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security (Server 2003)

    As per MCSA but with any of the following two exams:

    70-299 – Implementing and Administering Security in Windows Server 2003 Network (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-350 - Implementing Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-351 - TS: Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006, Configuring (MCSA/MCSE)

    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (Server 2003)

    You need to pass a combination of exams to obtain the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator status with at least 1 x Client, 4 x Core and 1 x Design

    Client Exams

    70-270 - Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-620 – Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)
    70-680 – Windows 7, Configuring (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)

    Core Exams

    70-290 – Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-291 – Implementing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-293 - Planning and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-294 - Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure (MCSA/MCSE)

    Design Exams

    70-297 - Designing a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure
    70-298 - Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network

    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Messaging (Server 2003)

    As per the MCSE but with the following Exams:

    70-284 – Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-285 – Designing a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Organization (MCSA/MCSE)

    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security (Server 2003)

    As per the MCSE but with the following Exams:

    Core

    70-298 - Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network

    Two Electives

    70-299 – Implementing and Administering Security in Windows Server 2003 Network (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-350 - Implementing Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 (MCSA/MCSE)
    70-351 - TS: Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006, Configuring (MCSA/MCSE)

    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator (Server 2008 )

    70-640 – Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
    70-642 – Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
    70-646 – Pro: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator

    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator (Server 2008 )

    You need to pass a combination of exams to obtain the Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator status with at least 1 x Client and 4 x Core.

    Client Exams

    70-620 – Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)
    70-624 – TS: Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office Systems Desktops
    70-680 – Windows 7, Configuring (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)

    Core Exams

    70-640 – Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
    70-642 – Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
    70-643 – TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring
    70-647 – Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator

    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Messaging Administrator (Server 2008 )

    70-236 – TS: Exchange Server 2007, Configuring
    70-237 – Pro: Designing Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
    70-238 – Pro: Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

    Server 2003 To Server 2008 Upgrades

    MCSA 2003 to MCITP: Server Administrator

    70-646 – Pro: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
    70-648 – TS: Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 MCSA to, Windows Server 2008, Technology Specializations

    MCSE 2003 to MCITP: Enterprise Administrator

    You need to pass a combination of exams to obtain the Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator status with at least 1 x Client and 2 x Core.

    Client Exams

    70-620 – Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)
    70-624 – TS: Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office Systems Desktops
    70-680 – Windows 7, Configuring (MCSA/MCSE/MCITP:EA)

    Core Exams

    70-647 – Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator
    70-649 - TS: Upgrading Your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist
     
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  2. csx

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    Top post, thanks alot! :)
     
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    Blimey - couldn't you sleep? :biggrin

    Repped for hard work and typing.
     
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    Good work fella!
     
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  5. craigie

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    Cheers for the feedback.

    It was something, I thought the forum was missing, hopefully it will help answer alot of questions for the new members of CF!
     
    Certifications: CCA | CCENT | CCNA | CCNA:S | HP APC | HP ASE | ITILv3 | MCP | MCDST | MCITP: EA | MCTS:Vista | MCTS:Exch '07 | MCSA 2003 | MCSA:M 2003 | MCSA 2008 | MCSE | VCP5-DT | VCP4-DCV | VCP5-DCV | VCAP5-DCA | VCAP5-DCD | VMTSP | VTSP 4 | VTSP 5
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    Good work mate, only trouble is you'll still have to answer them with a link to here! I'd put money on it :lol:
     
    Certifications: VCP4, 5, 6, 6.5, 6.7, VCAP DCV Design, VMConAWS Skill, BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VSP, VTSP
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  7. Theprof

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    LOL that's true... but at least it's all on one page now!
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
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    Nicely done craigie :)

    Qs
     
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    Just what i was looking for.Thank you
     
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    Great Post!
    Thank You
     
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    Can I use 70-686 as an elective for MCSA?
     
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    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
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    I have a question for MCSE. How to take MCSE certificate ? After pass MCSA exam and then going to MCSE (or) Can i directly go to MCSE exam? And how many exam codes pass can i get MSCE. MCSE is a only one exam? Explain me. Please :cry::rolleyes:
     
  14. officelogin

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    i will be more happy to get road map here
     
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    The Microsoft Azure certification is a high demanding and top-listed certification of Microsoft. Whether you’re wondering what Microsoft Azure is and where to begin or where to go next in your cloud career? Just explore the following four levels of Microsoft certification which are given bellows and choose the right certification level right now.

    1. Fundamentals-Level Certifications

    2. Associate-Level Certifications

    3. Expert-Level Certifications

    4. Specialty Certifications


    First, choose the right level that perfectly matches your interest and career objective and then start Microsoft Azure certification preparation. The following Microsoft Azure certification resources can help you to pass the challenging Microsoft Azure certification.

    1. Microsoft Learning Platform

    2. Instructor-led Training

    3. Forums and Study Groups

    4. Books and Periodicals

    5. (REMOVED) Microsoft Azure Practice Exam Questions

    Best of Luck!!!
     
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  16. JK2447
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    Hi @DavidWonrner, we do not advocate actual exam questions on this forum. I didn't visit the site but looked it up and saw people mention actual questions which is not what we do here. We support each other to learn how to answer things without cheating here. If you could please also refrain from posting on very old threads. Thanks, CF
     
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    WIP: VCP7

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