MCSA Question: Date till XP is valid for MSCA 2003

dirk_sevendirk_seven Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□

Currently I've finished modules 70-270 (Installing managing Windows XP) and 70-290 (Installing managing Windows 2003 server).
Am busy with module 70-291 (Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure)

After this just 1 left I have still to decide which one I take (70-284 or 70-22icon_cool.gif before I have my MSCA 2003 certification.

Question is till what date this would be valid to complete? I mean windows XP already have it's replacement (Windows Vista 70-620).
Don't want the risk I'm too late and have to re-do some modules.

What would also be the suggestion (easiest) to do 70-284 or 70-228 or is this some personal decission?

For example I also found this path forward.. just a bit confusing..
70-620 Windows Vista Client, Configuring
70-290 Managing Server 2003
70-291 Implementing Server 2003
70-299 Elective: Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network

Would that mean with my XP I also can choose for 70-299 after 70-291 ? Or is this combo only with MS Vista being the first module? 70-620?

Any help woulde be appriciated:)



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    ajs1976ajs1976 Member Posts: 1,945 ■■■■□□□□□□
    MS has not announced the discontinuation of the XP Pro exam. When they do, they give a 1 year notice.

    Normally, when an exam is discontinued, it is still valid for the track if you have already completed the exam.

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    dirk_sevendirk_seven Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□

    Thanks for that.
    Then I'm only still wondering which Elective Exam would be the best (and easiest to learn) as Elective exam if you are planning only to go for MCSA certification.

    I guess you could choose from for example these 3?

    70-284 or 70-228 or 70-299

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    wpiersallwpiersall Member Posts: 68 ■■□□□□□□□□
    If I was to bet... I would bet that 2003 track, including XP, will continue for at least the next couple of years. After all Microsoft just started changing 2000 exams
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