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70-210 or 70-270 first?

iliriiliri Member Posts: 10 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi guys,

I am thinking to start the MCSE by the end of this month and I'm not sure which one is better MCSE2000 or MCSE2003. If you can give me an idea it will be great?

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    RussSRussS Member Posts: 2,068 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Who is running 03 server?? Dang, most around here are still running NT4 sucessfully so a NT4 MCSE is still valuable. I would do 2K and then take the upgrade exam(s) in a year or so.
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    cheebliecheeblie Member Posts: 288
    Yes, I would agree that currently MCSE 2000 should be enough since a very small percentage of companies have migrated to 2003. Also since 2000 has been around much longer, you're more likely to pass because of the innumerable resources available to you. It will be some time before 2003 is adopted by companies and it may also take some time before there are many books out for 2003.

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    bellboybellboy Member Posts: 1,017
    210 and 270 are both valid client operating systems exams for mcse2k, not sure about the new mcse though.
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    cheebliecheeblie Member Posts: 288
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    GhentGhent Member Posts: 310
    One thing I've never really understood was exactly how the updates work. Is there a shutoff date for when you can MSCE under 2k and then upgrade? I have yet to take any MS exam, but studied the 2k MCSE track at tech school last year. It would be much easier for me to cert under 2k and then upgrade. So I guess the question is, how long do I have to do this?
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    modularmodular Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Hello,

    I think this really depends on your goals. Most large organizations out there are just getting their Windows 2000 infrastructure solidified. If your goals are to get into administration, then by all means you should go for win2k, but if your looking for on-the-edge software development experience, then it's best to jump in to .NET full force and choose to bypass win2k.

    Just a thought...
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    WebmasterWebmaster Admin Posts: 10,292 Admin
    I agree, and as our SQL forums moderator, 2lbs, recently found out: if you want to become an MCT after you finished your MCSE, forget about 2000...
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    GhentGhent Member Posts: 310
    So do they never stop offering MCSE's? Could I, in theory, still test and MCSE under NT4?
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    WebmasterWebmaster Admin Posts: 10,292 Admin
    No, exams are retired once in a while. Within 5 years or less, you probably won't be able to take windows 2000 exams.
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    GhentGhent Member Posts: 310
    Thanx for all the info. This definately changes my plans. I thought I had no chance of getting 2k and was planning to start from scratch on 2k3.
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