Number of Microsoft Certified Professionals Worldwide

Finally a complete overview (unless someone else posted this before and I missed it):

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2,149,006 MCPs in total!

of which 18.4% is MCSE NT 4.

As you can see in the list, the number of MCSE 2003 is very small compared to 2000 and NT 4 and despite a share going to MCSA it was clearly time for the new generation of Microsoft certs.

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  • IllusionkingIllusionking Posts: 59Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    How is it that there are more MCSEs for Win2000 than MCSAs for Win2000?

    I just started with my testing so I pretty much have only bothered to look into 2k3 certs
    MCP/MCSA/MCSE
    Done: 70-270, 70-290, 70-291, 70,293, 70-294, 70-298, 70-299,
    A.S. Electronic Engineering
    A.S. CIS
    A.S. Social/Behavioral Sciences
    Studying
    CCNA
  • ajs1976ajs1976 Posts: 1,945Member
    When the MCSE track for 2000 was released, the MCSA didn't exist. It came out about 2 years later. The 218 exam which is required for the MCSA 2000, is not part of the MCSE 2000 core exams.
    Andy

    2017 Goals: 1 of 5 courses complete, 0 of 2 exams complete
  • IllusionkingIllusionking Posts: 59Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Ahh thank you, I figured it would be something along those lines.
    MCP/MCSA/MCSE
    Done: 70-270, 70-290, 70-291, 70,293, 70-294, 70-298, 70-299,
    A.S. Electronic Engineering
    A.S. CIS
    A.S. Social/Behavioral Sciences
    Studying
    CCNA
  • WebmasterWebmaster Posts: 10,292Admin Admin
    ajs1976 wrote:
    When the MCSE track for 2000 was released, the MCSA didn't exist. It came out about 2 years later. The 218 exam which is required for the MCSA 2000, is not part of the MCSE 2000 core exams.
    Another reason is that there was an upgrade exam for MCSE NT 4 to MCSE 2000 (the 70-240 exam).
  • sprkymrksprkymrk Posts: 4,884Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Webmaster wrote:
    ajs1976 wrote:
    When the MCSE track for 2000 was released, the MCSA didn't exist. It came out about 2 years later. The 218 exam which is required for the MCSA 2000, is not part of the MCSE 2000 core exams.
    Another reason is that there was an upgrade exam for MCSE NT 4 to MCSE 2000 (the 70-240 exam).

    Yes, and I think about 7 people actually managed to pass that darn thing. icon_lol.gif
    All things are possible, only believe.
  • ajs1976ajs1976 Posts: 1,945Member
    Just some background information for the new people that weren't around for the 240 exam. it was free, but you only had one shot at it and it retired at the end of 2001. It was equivalent to taking 210, 215, 216, and 217 at the same time. If you are talking about the MCSE 2003, it would be like taking 270, 290, 291, and 294 at once.
    Andy

    2017 Goals: 1 of 5 courses complete, 0 of 2 exams complete
  • sprkymrksprkymrk Posts: 4,884Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    ajs1976 wrote:
    Just some background information for the new people that weren't around for the 240 exam. it was free, but you only had one shot at it and it retired at the end of 2001. It was equivalent to taking 210, 215, 216, and 217 at the same time. If you are talking about the MCSE 2003, it would be like taking 270, 290, 291, and 294 at once.

    Yes, or 70-292 and 70-296.
    All things are possible, only believe.
  • GT-RobGT-Rob Posts: 1,090Member
    wow less than 100,000 people worldwide have MCSE 2003? I would have guessed much more than that. I guess since windows 2000 is used so much still a lot have people have not bothered to upgrade.
  • rossonieri#1rossonieri#1 Posts: 800Member
    GT-Rob wrote:
    wow less than 100,000 people worldwide have MCSE 2003? I would have guessed much more than that. I guess since windows 2000 is used so much still a lot have people have not bothered to upgrade.

    +1 icon_wink.gif

    but - i still did not pass that MCSA 2003 upgrade - failing it twice !! icon_redface.gif
    the More I know, that is more and More I dont know.
  • ajs1976ajs1976 Posts: 1,945Member
    GT-Rob wrote:
    wow less than 100,000 people worldwide have MCSE 2003? I would have guessed much more than that. I guess since windows 2000 is used so much still a lot have people have not bothered to upgrade.

    For me it has been a motivation issue. My old employer promised a raise when I completed the MCSE (NT 4). Now that I have the MCSE title and since my current employer is not offering an incentive, the motivation isn't there. That is why I started the MCSE 2000 in '00, but didn't finish until this July. I am working on the MCSA 2003 update, but I don't know if I will go for the MCSE 2003 update right away. There are other things I either have to do (some Citrix exams) or that I am more interested in (Security / Windows 200icon_cool.gif.
    Andy

    2017 Goals: 1 of 5 courses complete, 0 of 2 exams complete
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