Exchange Server 2007 Credentials and Exams: Live Meeting Recording


Two good meetings yesterday on Exchange 2007 credentials, exams, related training, and timelines. It is fun to know some of the people who are on the calls (hello, Vincent, hello Chris H.). Here is the recording link. A few common questions, below; in the next few days I’ll add more q&a from the meeting.


Is there an upgrade path from any existing certifications to Exchange 2007? No, there are no upgrade paths, neither from 2000 or 2003 credentials. The technology leap from 2003 to 2007 is too extensive to cover in an upgrade exam. <Rob explains this well in the recording>



Does my MCSA or MCSE: Messaging Specialization expire? Do I have to earn the new Exchange 2007 certifications?


No, and no. Your MCSE or MCSA: Messaging certifications will continue to hold their value in the marketplace for as long as there is a need for skills on Exchange Server 2003. The Exchange 2007 certifications are intended for professionals who are, or will be, using Exchange 2007; there is no requirement to earn them.


 


How does recertification work in the new model of certification?


MCTS certifications will expire when Microsoft discontinues mainstream technology support for the product. Professional-series credentials (MCITP) will require a one-exam recertification every three years to maintain currency in the market. <I’ll add more on this next week…>


 


Are the Exchange beta exams going on now?


The 70-236 beta is complete. The betas for exams 70-237 and 70-238 are coming up shortly.


 


Where can I get the 35% discount on the POCKET CONSULTANT book you mentioned?


microsoft.com/products/info/editorial/22/digdeep/page4.mspx


 


Can the new Exchange 2007 exams be used as electives in any other certification path?


Exam 70-236, the Exchange 2007 TS exam, may be used as a general elective for MCSA and MCSE on Windows Server 2003.


 


When will we get our results from 71-236?


Expect that those will be distributed next week (week of February 20).



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Comments (14)

  1. Mitch says:

    So did those 71-236 Exchange 2007 beta exam results go out yet?  Anxiously waiting…  :)

  2. trikah@microsoft.com says:

    Mitch, did you get your scores? I’ve heard that some customers have so you should have yours too. http://blogs.msdn.com/trika/archive/2007/03/09/what-to-do-if-you-haven-t-gotten-your-beta-exam-scores.aspx

  3. trikah@microsoft.com says:

    FYI Even though it still says you can request to participate in the deck and Live Meeting recording… we’re not taking any new peeps.

  4. Mitch says:

    Trika-

    Yes, I got the passing score report from Prometric  after calling and requesting it but it has yet to show up in my MCP transcript.  I called the MCP call center and the rep said it would take three months to show up in my transcript because it was a beta???  Seems fishy…

  5. Answer is 3. 70-236 to earn the MCTS; then 70-237 AND 70-238 to earn MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator.

  6. sad_gull says:

    guys how can i prepear for  70-238 ..

  7. stom says:

    Does 70-236 count toward MCSA:Messaging?

  8. HeeSoo says:

    Hi just saw that Exam 70-236 can be used as an elective for MCSA/MCSE 2003 but don’t see it as an option on the Microsoft Certification website. Just wanted to be sure.

    Thanks.

  9. trikah@microsoft.com says:

    Hi, HeeSoo. 70-236 is being added as a general elective for MCSA/MCSE 2003 right now; I expect it to go live in the next week or so. A lot of exams are being added as general electives, actually… I’ll flag them when it is published.

  10. trikah@microsoft.com says:

    Stom, no. You can use 236 as a general elective toward your MCSA… but it is not an option for your Messaging requirements. Does that make sense?

  11. Anas says:

    if i dont have msce for 2003 is it worth getting it or just wait for the longhorn verison ?

  12. Anas says:

    if i dont have msce for 2003 is it worth getting it or just wait for the longhorn verison ?

  13. Anas says:

    if i dont have msce for 2003 is it worth getting it or just wait for the longhorn verison ?