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    Default Complete/Upgrade from MCITP: Windows 7 to MCSE: Server 2012?

    Hello,


    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.
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    Yes, MCITP/MCSA Windows 7 is still relevant and likely will be for a few (5?) more years. No retirement dates announced yet for any of the exams you mention. Unfortunately there is currently no equivalent path using Windows 8 or Windows 10 certs, although there is the MCSE: Enterprise Devices and Apps.

    The path you suggest is not necessarily the easiest way to MCSE, but it will get you there.
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    Spoke with Microsoft representative who said MCSA Windows 7 was retired on September 30th. Any confirmation that? They haven't updated the website or anything.
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    The MCSA title has been retired unfortunately. The exams are still available as Microsoft Specialist exams but if you haven't already got an MCSA, passing 680+685/686 will no longer qualify you for an upgrade path. MCSAs achieved before September 30th still have a valid upgrade path.

    Spoke to Microsoft a couple weeks back in case anyone's wondering, as I'm sitting my 70-680 in a few weeks time.
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    The MCSA does not retire till November 31st. I took the 70-685 last week and received both the MCITP and MCSA for Windows 7. I will be taking the 70-686 this week as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TacoRocket View Post
    The MCSA does not retire till November 31st. I took the 70-685 last week and received both the MCITP and MCSA for Windows 7. I will be taking the 70-686 this week as well.
    how do you know that?
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    Did you read my post?
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