Windows 2008 Certification information

Hi All,

 

I have been researching the updated Windows 2008 certification situation and here is what I’ve found:

There are 2 new 2008 certification paths that replace the previous MCSE path:

o MCTIP – Microsoft Certified IT Professional

§ The Enterprise Administrator is the option that is comparable to the MCSE in 2003 and earlier

§ For Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Admin you need to pass 5 exams (assuming you are not upgrading from 2003):

· http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcitp/windowsserver/2008/enterprise/default.mspx

· 1 Vista exam – your choice of 2 (70-620 or 70-624)

· Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration (70-640)

· Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration (70-642)

· Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration (70-643)

· Professional Series exam: Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Admin (70-647)

· NOTE: Only the Vista exams are currently available. 70-640, 70-642 and 70-643 are due around March 10. 70-647 around the 1st week in April

o MCTS – Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcts/default.mspx

§ This can be attained with 1 test in many cases

§ Windows 2008 flavors include Active Directory Configuration and the other tests available for the MCTIP, listed above

Other good resources:

Microsoft Learning website: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/default.mspx

Microsoft Certification overview: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/default.mspx

Good Certification Blog Site: http://blogs.msdn.com/trika/

 

Nick.