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    Default Server 2008 Certification Paths

    Starting Fresh (No Upgrades):
    MCITP: Server Administrator (3 Exams) -
    70-640: MCTS: Active Directory, Configuring
    70-642: MCTS: Network Infrastructure, Configuring
    70-646: MCITP: Server Administrator

    MCITP: Enterprise Administrator (5 Exams) -
    70-640: MCTS: Active Directory, Configuring
    70-642: MCTS: Network Infrastructure, Configuring
    70-643: MCTS: Applications Platform, Configuring
    70-620: MCTS: Vista or 70-624: MCTS: Deploying and Maintaining Vista and 2007 Office System Desktops
    70-647: MCITP: Enterprise Administrator

    MCITP: Server Administrator and MCITP: Enterprise Administrator (6 Exams) -
    70-640: MCTS: Active Directory, Configuring
    70-642: MCTS: Network Infrastructure, Configuring
    70-643: MCTS: Applications Platform, Configuring
    70-620: Vista or 70-624: Deploying and Maintaining Vista and 2007 Office System Desktops
    70-646: MCITP: Server Administrator
    70-647: IT Pro: Enterprise Administrator

    Upgrading from MCSE 2003
    MCSE 2003 to MCITP: Enterprise Administrator (3 Exams) -
    70-649 (Upgrade) + 70-647 (IT Pro: Enterprise Administrator) + (choose one) either 70-620 (Vista) or 70-624 (BDD).

    MCSE 2003 to MCITP: Server Administrator (2 Exams) -
    MCSA 2003 + 70-649 (Upgrade) + 70-646 (IT Pro: Server Administrator)

    MCSE 2003 to MCITP: Server Administrator and Enterprise Administrator (4 Exams) -
    70-649 (Upgrade) + 70-620 (Vista) or 70-624 (Deploying and Maintaining Vista and 2007 Office System Desktops) + 70-646 (IT Pro: Server Administrator) + 70-647 (IT Pro: Enterprise Administrator)


    Upgrading from MCSA 2003
    MCSA 2003 to MCITP: Enterprise Administrator (4 Exams) -
    70-648 (Upgrade) + 70-643 (MCTS: Application Platform) + 70-620 (Vista) or 70-624 (Deploying and Maintaining Vista and 2007 Office System Desktops) + 70-647 (IT Pro: Enterprise Administrator)

    MCSA 2003 to MCITP: Server Administrator (2 Exams) -
    70-648 (Upgrade) + 70-646 (IT Pro: Server Administrator)

    MCSA 2003 to MCITP: Server Administrator and Enterprise Administrator (5 exams) -
    70-648 (Upgrade) + 70-620 (Vista or 70-624 (Deploying and Maintaining Vista and 2007 Office System Desktops) + 70-643 (MCTS: Applications Platform, Configuring) + 70-646 (IT Pro: Server Administrator) + 70-647 (IT Pro: Enterprise Administrator)
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    I wonder what the big difference between Enterprise Administrator and Server Administrator is? Vista knowledge? At this point I an thinking of just getting my MCITP in Exchange and the Server Administrator MCITP.
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    They talked about the difference in last weeks webcast. The SA is more focused on server operations while the EA is more focuses on overall design and implementation.
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    #4
    So in other words:

    MCITP Server Administrator = MCSA

    MCITP Enterprise Administrator = MCSE

    Now I know this is a pretty bold comparison but that is just what it looks like to me going by what is being said.
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    Default Upgrade tests

    Royal,
    The upgrade tests are already Available ?

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    They were in beta at TechEd.
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    #7
    Wow!! I can't believe 70-648 and 70-649 are already out! Seems a little odd to offer a test for a piece of software that is not even released yet.

    Was this the way it was done when Server 2003 was coming out?

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-649.mspx
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    I don't think they were out that early for 2003. I think it has something to do with how much 2008 has been delayed. I think it was originally supposed to be released in the first half of '07
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe7055
    Wow!! I can't believe 70-648 and 70-649 are already out! Seems a little odd to offer a test for a piece of software that is not even released yet.

    Was this the way it was done when Server 2003 was coming out?

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-649.mspx
    The exams aren't actually out yet, it's only the beta exams that are out (if you do book the exam it'll come under the "71" bracket - 71 meaning beta, 70 meaning release):

    "It is expected to be released in beta on June 4, 2007"

    MS do that for all their new software.

    -Ken
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    Ya I did see that when I checked to see if I could book the exam. Still even releasing the beta this soon in the game seems odd to me. Perhaps I am just ill cause it's time to start hitting the books again
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    #11
    I just came across this Windows Server 2008 Q&A http://blogs.msdn.com/trika/archive/...ion-paths.aspx

    [edit by Webmaster: please do not quote entire blog entries]
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    Quote Originally Posted by JdotQ
    How is the ITP: Enterprise Admin an upgrade to MCSE? By retaining the Admin name in the title, it seems more MCSA-like. Is there a planned certification level between the base ITP certs and MCA - or higher-level ITP certs? the ITP:EA appears be design focused, but the title is admin? The primary reason we are not using the word "engingeer" is that it has long been problematic; Microsoft has been repeatedly sued over use of this title in different countries, and the word continues to cause difficulties.
    That's one of the reasons Microsoft, as well as alot of the professional associations (Comptia, BCS, etc) are now refering to us in the IT field as IT Professionals. The BCS, for example, has a chartered status called CITP (Chartered IT Professional) to 1. recognise IT Pro's 2. to rival the Chartered status of other professions (teaching, engineering, lawers, etc), etc.
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    I'[m looking forward to start the SVR 2008... any good recommend study materials..
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    MCTIP self paced training kit is coming 28 May 2008

    http://www.amazon.com/Self-Paced-Tra.../dp/0735625085
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    A bit late, but would anyone like to see this post as a sticky? Let me know and it shall be done if there is a consensus.
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    That's a good idea. Most posts regarding this topic are typically answered by referring the poster here.
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    After also recieving PM with vote for sticky, it is becoming a sticky.
    Also had a suggestion to edit the MCSE upgrade portion for clarity, also done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe7055
    So in other words:

    MCITP Server Administrator = MCSA

    MCITP Enterprise Administrator = MCSE

    Now I know this is a pretty bold comparison but that is just what it looks like to me going by what is being said.

    That's the feeling I get.
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    Default Re: Server 2008 Certification Paths

    Quote Originally Posted by royal
    Starting Fresh (No Upgrades):
    MCITP: Server Administrator (3 Exams) -
    70-640: MCTS: Active Directory, Configuring
    70-642: MCTS: Network Infrastructure, Configuring
    70-646: MCITP: Server Administrator
    Can these be done in any order?
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    Default Re: Server 2008 Certification Paths

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    Quote Originally Posted by royal
    Starting Fresh (No Upgrades):
    MCITP: Server Administrator (3 Exams) -
    70-640: MCTS: Active Directory, Configuring
    70-642: MCTS: Network Infrastructure, Configuring
    70-646: MCITP: Server Administrator
    Can these be done in any order?
    Yes, although it would be in your best interest to do 70-646 last.
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    Default Re: Server 2008 Certification Paths

    Quote Originally Posted by astorrs
    Quote Originally Posted by hypnotoad
    Quote Originally Posted by royal
    Starting Fresh (No Upgrades):
    MCITP: Server Administrator (3 Exams) -
    70-640: MCTS: Active Directory, Configuring
    70-642: MCTS: Network Infrastructure, Configuring
    70-646: MCITP: Server Administrator
    Can these be done in any order?
    Yes, although it would be in your best interest to do 70-646 last.
    Aww come on that one looks like the most fun.
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    Thanks for the post! The paths shown above surely made it easier to understand/plan where I am heading to (just passed my 1st MS exam, 70-620 2 days ago).
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    #23
    This is a great Post and has been verry helpful

    However since Windows 7 Client exam has droped it could do with an update to the EA
    70-680 Windows7 Configuring

    Great work fella

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    Heyy Guys,

    After someone has cleared MCITP Server Administrator and Enterprise Administrator what is the next cert that MS offers.. I would be targetting 70-693..and VCP 4 in vm platform... but for MS whats next?..

    Cheers,
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    I often day dream about this one,
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en...on/master.aspx
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