Certification Path

namanama Posts: 187Member
I would like to gain certification in Windows 7 related support areas but was unsure which exams exactly do I need to go for based on my pass certifications gained as follows several years back:

Microsoft Certified IT Professional
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician

Exams passed:

620 TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client
621 Upgrading your MCDST Certification to MCITP Enterprise Support
622 Pro: Microsoft Desktop Support – ENTERPRISE
272 Supporting Users and Troubleshooting Desktop Applications on a Microsoft® Windows® XP Operating System
271 Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Microsoft® Windows® XP Operating System
270 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional

Please advise :)

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  • RobertKaucherRobertKaucher Posts: 4,298Member
  • namanama Posts: 187Member
    Pro: Upgrading to Windows 7 MCITP Enterprise Desktop Support Technician

    That is all you need for the MCTS Config and MCITP: EDST7.

    Just only taking Exam 70-682 will do?
    Erm, if I wish to go one more step further to MCSA, may I know what other exams do I need?
  • RobertKaucherRobertKaucher Posts: 4,298Member
    nama wrote: »
    Just only taking Exam 70-682 will do?
    Erm, if I wish to go one more step further to MCSA, may I know what other exams do I need?

    Yes, just taking the upgrade exam will get you both since you already have the MCDST.

    If you pass the 70-682 you will only need to pass 70-290 and 70-291 as the MCTS for Windows 7 will qualify as your client exam and the MCDST will qualify as your elective exam.

    you can find this information by googling "MCSA requirements"
    Systems Administrator| MCSA | Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
  • namanama Posts: 187Member
    Yes, just taking the upgrade exam will get you both since you already have the MCDST.

    If you pass the 70-682 you will only need to pass 70-290 and 70-291 as the MCTS for Windows 7 will qualify as your client exam and the MCDST will qualify as your elective exam.

    you can find this information by googling "MCSA requirements"
    Systems Administrator| MCSA | Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator

    Nowadays is it worth at all to take 2003 Server exams (MCSA & MCSE) as "Server Administrator 2008" (MCITP) and "Enterprise Administrator 2008" (MCITP) are out in the market for quite some time?
  • lunchbox67lunchbox67 Posts: 132Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Lots of companys are still running 2K3 servers.
  • namanama Posts: 187Member
    lunchbox67 wrote: »
    Lots of companys are still running 2K3 servers.

    i'm worrying it will become obsolete soon.
    what's your advise?
  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Thing is the concepts havent changed much at all. So even if you got the MCSA and then upgraded to the MCITP:EA/SA you wouldnt go wrong. Besides as lunchbox said, lots of companies still use 2003, and if they dont have a compelling reason to upgrade to 2008, they will continue with 2003 right to the end of extended support.
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  • bertiebbertieb Posts: 1,031Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    Essendon wrote: »
    and if they dont have a compelling reason to upgrade to 2008, they will continue with 2003 right to the end of extended support.

    and in some cases, well beyond.......

    We still get a scary amount of work with Production NT4 boxes still in the mix icon_rolleyes.gif
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