mcsa 2003 to mcse 2012 shortest path?

Bradd78Bradd78 Member Posts: 25 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hello guys, I am upgrading my Certs to MCSE 2012. Can someone validate my thought process for shortest route?
1. mcdst upgrade to Exam 70-682:
Pro: Upgrading to Windows 7 MCITP Enterprise Desktop Support Technician
2.Exam 70-417:
Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
3. Exam 70-415:
Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure
4. Exam 70-416:
Implementing Desktop Application Environments
=MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure
Solutions Expert
Am I correct?
Bradd Edmondson
Microsoft Certified Professional
Certified Computer Support Technician CompTIA A+ 2006, MCDST & MCSA 2003, Network + ,MOUS Master, Security +


  • ClaymooreClaymoore Member Posts: 1,637
    The MCITP: EDST does not qualify for the upgrade path to MCSA: 2012
    MCSE: Server Infrastructure | Microsoft Learning

    How to upgrade to the MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification

    You can upgrade these certifications to the MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification.

    MCSA: Windows Server 2008
    MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008
    MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008
    MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2
    MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010
    MCITP: Lync Server Administrator 2010
    MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010
    MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7

    You will need to upgrade your 2003 MCSA to a 2008 MCSA with the 646/648 combo, then take the 417 exam to upgrade the 2008 MCSA to a 2012 MCSA. You could also take the 680/686 combo to earn the MCITP : EDA and then the 417 exam.
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