Windows Server Case Study: Mak

If you are thinking to yourself, wow, these mini-case studies for Windows Server are really boring my head off, already, consider that: a. Someone else might find them helpful. For example, Mak. b. At least you are not in the juror’s waiting room at the Kent Regional Justice Center, having your head bored off in the…

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Windows Server Case Study: Sam

Sam asked: “I have been slacking off for taking my MCSE exams. now that there is a server 2008 coming out its making me wonder if I should wait and get the 2008 certification where I could save money and time rather than doing 2003 and then and upgrade. Currently I am NOT working on…

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Windows Server Case Study: Kevin

Kevin asked: “How long do I have to get my MCSE before it gets replaced with the new certification?”   Short answer: Hi, Kevin. You have years, yet, to finish your MCSA or MCSE on Windows Server 2003. You have until March 2008 to finish your MCSA or MCSE on Windows Server 2000. In either case, the…

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MCSE on NT4 as Elective

You can still use your NT4 certification as an elective for MCSA or MCSE on Windows Server 2003. We have gotten questions about this from some of you; please rest assured that nothing has changed and the rules about using NT4 are still as listed in alternative electives note and table, respectively, on: MCSE on Windows…

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Mini Case Study for Windows Server Certification: Jason

OK, one last thing. I just got this question from Jason. “Hello, My name is Jason. I recently saw your presentation involving Windows Server 2008, and I would like your advice on the MCSA track. I plan on getting my MCSA certification; however, I’m not sure if I should focus on the 2003 version or…

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Windows Server 2008 certification paths

If you want to know what is coming for WS2008 certification, watch this Live Meeting recording: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/lmevents/view?id=msft061307lm_am&pw=ATT1065. This is early info and can change – exams are built on the technology… and until WS2008 locks, our exam content is subject to change WS2008 certs were developed in new generation model of cert–with careful attention to…

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MCSA, MCSE, and Windows Server Longhorn certifications

As promised, the link to today’s morning presentation: here. Here is a summary:  MCSA and MCSE are still the right certifications if you are working with WS2000 or WS2003. MCSA and MCSE will not retire. In one year, the WS2000 MCSA and MCSE exams will retire (that’s the exams, not the credentials); more news of this…

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Q. What tastes better than humble pie?

A. Indian food. In this morning’s meeting on Server Certifications (link to come soon), I gave somebody a really wrong answer that thankfully was caught by an attendee, we’ll call him “Rob,” because I believe that is his name. The question was “If I have an MCSE 2000, can I take 70-292 to earn MCSA 2003?” My…

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Windows Server 2000, 2003, Longhorn Certifications

Last Chance to Register for an MCP Live Meeting: Windows Server Certification Microsoft Certification planners will provide an overview of Windows Server certifications and requirements—updates on the 2000 track, resources for your 2003 credential, and a high level overview of what to expect for Longhorn—to help you plan your skills development path. As always, there will be plenty…

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U R not Bng ignrd, pls K thx

I’m talking to all y’all MCSA and MCSEs out there. A few customers brought this up in a recent meeting: Why are MCSEs being ignored?? Why is all the new certification stuff focused on just developers and DBAs?  and I thought that seemed a reasonable question. The reason all new certification information has focused on developers and…

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