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Upgrade from MCITP: Windows 7 to MCSE: Server 2012?

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Skyliinez92, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. Skyliinez92

    Skyliinez92 New Member


    I am looking to start training for my MCSE in Windows Server 2012 and wanted to know the best path to take.

    I currently have my MCTS 70-680 in Windows 7. After doing a bit of research, I found that if I take my 70-686, I will get my MCSA (MCITP?) in Windows 7, and upgrade to MCSA Server via 70-417.

    I would then need to take my 413 and 414 to get my MCSE in Server 2012.

    Can anyone else confirm this please? Is it worth completing my MCSA/MCITP in Windows 7? Is it even recognised anymore? Can I upgrade by following this path?

    I am currently studying my Security+ and will start on Microsoft in the new year.

    What are your thoughts on this? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
  2. JK2447
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    Hi mate, I've found this for you:
    *Note: the MCSA for Windows 7 officially retired on September 30, 2015. If you already have obtained this certification, it will be noted as a Legacy on your transcript.
    So on that basis not only is it not worth it, but you couldn't do it even if you wanted to sorry.
    I studied for the Security+ and loved it. It counted towards my MCSE:Security 2003 at the time, I'm not sure if Microsoft still count it toward their certifications but it's definitely worth looking into
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