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    Default Question about upgrading Certifications

    I can get reduced price Microsoft exams while I'm a student so I'm planning my exams for the next year.

    If for example I get my MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on windows 7 and then upgrade it to the 2012 MCSA with exam 417, do I lose my MCITP when I upgrade or do I keep both certifications?
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    I'm a MCSE 2003. I upgraded to MCTIP:SA. I can upgrade that to 2012 and be certified in all three Server OSs.

    You lose nothing. It's just a path Microsoft gives for those certified and familiar with their products. The only problem is their upgrade tests can sometimes cram multiple topics like the actual OS, active directory, etc.
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    Ah. So 'upgrading' just means using a previous certification as a 'shortcut' to another exam? You keep all your previous Certs?
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    Yes. But again, the difficulty of the exam is higher since you're not tackling an exam focusing on one topic like Server 2012, Active Directory, etc.
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