Windows 2008 Certification information


Hi All,


 


I have been researching the updated Windows 2008 certification situation and here is what I’ve found:


 


There are 2 new 2008 certification paths that replace the previous MCSE path:


 


o    MCTIP – Microsoft Certified IT Professional 


§  The Enterprise Administrator is the option that is comparable to the MCSE in 2003 and earlier


§  For Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Admin you need to pass 5 exams (assuming you are not upgrading from 2003):


·         http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcitp/windowsserver/2008/enterprise/default.mspx


·         1 Vista exam – your choice of 2 (70-620 or 70-624)


·         Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration (70-640)


·         Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration (70-642)


·         Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration (70-643)


·         Professional Series exam:  Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Admin (70-647)


·         NOTE:  Only the Vista exams are currently available.  70-640, 70-642 and 70-643 are due around March 10.  70-647 around the 1st week in April


 


o    MCTS – Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist  http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcts/default.mspx


§  This can be attained with 1 test in many cases


§  Windows 2008 flavors include Active Directory Configuration and the other tests available for the MCTIP, listed above


 


Other good resources:


 


Microsoft Learning website:  http://www.microsoft.com/learning/default.mspx


Microsoft Certification overview:  http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/default.mspx


Good Certification Blog Site:  http://blogs.msdn.com/trika/


 


Nick.

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