MCSA/MCITP SA 2008 end-of-life?
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So if I'm correct, MS will no longer offer the 2008 exams starting July 2013? So is it correct to assume that if I were you some how pass the 640 & 462 exams by July, but not have the 646 completed by then I would be screwed out of the opportunity to "upgrade" to MCSA 2012 and would have to start from scratch again? I basically have nothing but basic Active Directory admin experience and think it would take a miracle to study for, take & pass all 3 2008 exams by July 2013. Reason I'm not simply going for 2012 is because I already bought the 2008 MS pressbooks from earlier this year.
B.S. Information Technology Management | CompTIA A+ | CompTIA Security+ | Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance (In Progress)
The reason I say this is because it takes a really long time to get the material you need to prepare for an exam. If you already have it then use it!!! Moreover material for 2012 is scarce on the net, apart from Technet and you will be better of trying your luck on 2008 R2 as of now.
Per Microsoft's site at MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) | Training Courses for IT Professionals
Which means after July 31, 2013 you can still take those exams, but you will no longer earn the MCITP:SA title. Instead you will only get the MCSA title.
Additionally, the entire MCITP:EA is going away. This certification only gets you the MCSA: Server 2008. If I remember correctly, any of these 3 certs offer the upgrade path to 2012.
Best of luck to you on your endeavors. I start studying for my MCITP:SA next week after I knock out the SSCP on Friday.
MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) | Training Courses for IT Professionals
According to that link, all the MCITP certifications will be replaced. Is it worth it for a complete noob to start studying for one of them or would it be better to go for MCSA or something else?
How long have you been in IT? How many hours per week are you studying? I have no experience at all but quite a lot of time to study. Do you think I could pass all 3 exams by July 31 to earn the certification?
I don't want to go straight for the MCSA 2012 Server because as another poster said, there isn't much material available. Also, the 410, 411, and 412 are not even available in my country yet.
Do you mean no experience in IT at all, or just no experience with servers, AD, etc.? This would determine where you should start with your studies.
I have no IT experience at all.
I've only started studying the very basics. During the past month, I've read 3 books addressing the 3 corresponding MTA exams for students - networking, security, and server fundamentals -- and passed practice exams for each of those with Measureup.
Now I want to study for a real cert.