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    Hi, I would like to know, if it is still relevant to review the exams for win server 2008? since someone told me that the microsoft will retire the 70-640 this september, I am very dissapointed because I am currently reviewing this, and the guy told me that I should review for mcp or 70-410 for win server 2012, Please Help me so that I will not waste any time in my life
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    I'm in the same boat mate. Thing is if you feel that you can take the exam before the retirement of the exam then its definitely worth it. Most companies haven't even touched server 2012 yet and still run on 2008 (2003 in some places).
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    Yes you are right, Its very disappointing but i found a thread about my question in this forum, they recommend that we can still continue reviewing this 70-640 and others, then upgrade it to win server 2012 by taking only one exam, My another question is how can I know if Microsoft will retire the 70-640 exam and others? Will they indicate on their website or any announcement or latest news about this? Third Question, what certification will I earn if i took and I passed 70-640? Ive heard that if you took 1 exam on win server 2012 particularly the first one, You will earn a MCP certification. Thanks mate, feel free to everyone to answer our questions, God Bless us all
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    Right now, there is no word on when Microsoft is planning on retiring the 2008-era MCSA exams. The Server 2003 exams were available from August of 2003 until July of last year, so there's a good chance the Server 2008 exams are going to be around for a few years, yet. Windows Server 2008 is still widely-deployed, so if you find that there is a lot of demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in you area, then go for the MCSA 2008 path, (and upgrade to 2012 after that,) but if you're just starting out now and you don't have a whole lot of reason to go "back" to Server 2008, then you should definitely think about simply doing the MCSA 2012 exams instead.

    When the time comes for Microsoft to make an announcement about exams retiring it'll show up on the pages for the certifications, as well as the Microsoft Retired Exams page. To find out if a single exam gives you a stand-alone certification, look at the webpage for that exam and check the "Credit Towards Certification" section.

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    Hi I just want to know, If i will passed the 70-640 exam, will I earn any certification? If I will pass the first exam for win server 2012, will I earn any certification?
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    Both 70-640 and 70-642 en route to MCSA 2008 will get you a MCTS certification. The third exam for MCSA 2008, 70-646, does not give you a certification but counts as credit towards the MCSA 2008.

    The 70-410, 70-411 and 70-412 count as credit towards MCSA 2012 but are not certifications in their own right.
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    The last I read was that the 640,642 and 646 will still be available and you will get the MCSA: 2008. The 643 and 647 are being retired as is the MCITP: EA 2008 title. As far as in the work environment, 2008 is widely used. As stated earlier though, if you are just starting to study go with 2012.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pandiculator View Post
    Both 70-640 and 70-642 en route to MCSA 2008 will get you a MCTS certification. The third exam for MCSA 2008, 70-646, does not give you a certification but counts as credit towards the MCSA 2008.
    What do you mean under "The third exam for MCSA 2008, 70-646, does not give you a certification but counts as credit towards the MCSA 2008.". 70-640 + 70-642 + 70-646 exams give one MCSA 2008 certificated status, doesn't it?
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    That's true, sacredboy, but if you were to take the 70-646 exam by itself and not take the other two, you wouldn't get a stand-alone cert from it.

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    Aga. Then no further questions.
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