Extensive Exchange Experience..Which route?

I'm in the year of certs..I'm currently finishing up my expired CCNA after that I'm onto Exchange then back to CCNP.

I have about 6 years experience total on Exchange. 3 years on 2003 and 3 years on 2007. I've done both installations of 2003/2007 and transitions from 2003 to 2007 on networks from 20 to 700+ users. I have not put my hands on 2010.

My skill set is very strong on Exchange as in no reference material is needed to troubleshoot/install.

My goal here is MCITP to help fill in any missing knowledge, enlighten me and of course get my resume candy.

MCITP 2007 is 3 exams

MCITP 2010 is 2 exams.

My question is how hard are the exams? Should I just take 2010? How much of a difference is 2010 from 2007? If needed I suppose I could throw up a quick VM of 2010 and play on it.

Thanks in advance.

Comments

  • ClaymooreClaymoore Posts: 1,637Member
    If you're trying to collect the whole Exchange set, then obviously you want to do them both. If you only want one to validate your experience, choose 2010.

    The 2007 exams were a mixed bag. 636 was half Exchange, half PowerShell and was a picky, challenging exam. 637 was incredibly easy and they finally got it right with 638 which was one of the best MS exams I have taken.

    I took the 662 and didn't think it was too challenging. It was more of an Exchange exam and less of a PowerShell exam. I haven't taken the 663 yet.
  • garv221garv221 Posts: 1,914Member
    Claymoore wrote: »
    If you're trying to collect the whole Exchange set, then obviously you want to do them both. If you only want one to validate your experience, choose 2010.

    The 2007 exams were a mixed bag. 636 was half Exchange, half PowerShell and was a picky, challenging exam. 637 was incredibly easy and they finally got it right with 638 which was one of the best MS exams I have taken.

    I took the 662 and didn't think it was too challenging. It was more of an Exchange exam and less of a PowerShell exam. I haven't taken the 663 yet.

    Thanks!
  • Mojo_666Mojo_666 Posts: 438Member
    MCM Is currently for 2010 if that is going to be a consideration.
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