Upgrade MCSE 2003 to MCSA Server 2012 by David Papkin

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This post by David Papkin is about upgrading your MCSA or MCSE 2003 to MCSA Server 2012.

Previously, upgrading your MCSA/MCSE 2003 to 2012 required upgrading to 2008 first with an upgrade exam and then a second upgrade exam 70-417.

Since the 2008 exam has been retired, you can now directly upgrade to MCSA 2012 with 1 upgrade exam 70-417.

Apparently there was some confusion, and some help desk people on the certification hotline were erroneously stating the 70-417 exam is not valid to get an MCSE 2012, that you still had to take separate 411 & 411 & 412 papers in addition to 413 & 414 exams. This is not correct.

The 70-417 exams gives the qualified previous cert hold all the privileges and rights of separate papers. Th 70-417 s a benefit of existing MCSA cert holders.

Upgrade from MCSE 2000/2003 to MCSE 2012:

1) Pass exam 70-417: Upgrading your skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

2) Pass exam 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure & 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

Upgrade from MCSA 2000/2003 to MCSA 2012:

1) Pass exam 70-417: Upgrading your skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Source: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcsa-windows-server-certification.aspx




Good luck! Knowledge is power!

David Papkin



This concludes this post by David Papkin about upgrading your MCSA or MCSE 2003 to MCSA Server 2013



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