MCSE upgrade?

reuserreuser Member Posts: 5 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi everybody I am one exams away from MCSE but I'm already thinking about taking the 70-649 upgrade to 2008. However my question is once you pass 70-649, does that make you MCSE 2008 qualified and that MCSE 2003 will be wiped off? Can I show on my CV that I have both MCSE 2003 and 2008, or just 2008?

Sorry if this has been asked before.


  • earweedearweed Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Your MCSE 2003 is yours forever. However after you take the 70-649 you still need to take the 70-647 to have your MCITP:Enterprise Administrator. 2008 doesn't use MCSE as a designation or use the MCP. The MCP which you got for each of your 2003 tests has been "renamed" for the 2008 tests as MCTS or MS Certified Technology Specialist. The 2008 exams now use the designation MCITP or MS Certified IT Professional.
    You can show on your CV that you have both the MCSE 2003 and the MCITP:EA
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • brewdbrewd Member Posts: 56 ■■□□□□□□□□
    If you haven't already taken the 70-680 (Windows 7) exam, you'll also need to take that exam to get the MCITP. Check out the Upgrade requirements for the MCSE to MCITP here: MCSE Certification | MCSE Training | Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

    You could, however, skip 70-680 if you follow the last upgrade path which will only get you the MCITP:Server Administrator (so not the Enterprise Administrator).
  • IT_FANIT_FAN Member Posts: 88 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I have both. The 2008 exams are more straight forward than 2003.
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