Upgrade from 2000 MCSA to 2003 MCSE

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Ravindra, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Ravindra

    Ravindra Guest

    My Friend have given 70-210,70-215,70-216,70-217,70-220,70-221
    and i am suggesting him to give 70-284 to be MCSE on 2003.

    Is it the Correct path. kindly Suggest.
    Ravindra, Oct 24, 2008
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  2. Not even! For starters, those exams listed above are all Windows 2000 exams,
    and the Windows 2000 exams, along with the Win2000-to-Win2003 upgrade exams
    were all retired last February, IIRC.

    For your friend to be an MCSE on Windows Server 2003, he's going to have to
    start from scratch.

    The good news.. his 70-210 can be used to meet the Client OS requirement for

    Otherwise, he's going to need the four core exams (290,291,292,293) and a
    design exam (297 or 298).

    But here's an ironic twist... your friend is only one exam away from the
    Core/networking exams (215,216,217)
    Core/client exam (210)
    Core/design exams (needs one, has two -- 220/221)
    which means that the other of 220/221 can be used as an elective
    and he needs only one more elective to complete the MCSE2000
    (which, he might already have ???!!!)

    and the MCSE2000 can also be used an elective for the MCSE2003.

    If he doesn't have the second elective for the MCSE2000, the MCSE2003 design
    exams (297/298) can ALSO be used as an MCSE2000 elective, in addition to the
    MCSE2003 core requirements.

    So, by taking one of the MCSE2003 design exams (297/298), he then gets
    credit for the missing MCSE2000 elective, which then gets him the elective
    credit for the MCSE2003. That's a two-for-one deal on the MCSE2003, and if
    he's serious about the MCSE2003 - that would be a bad deal to pass up.

    Ergo, what he needs are the five Win2003 exams (290,291,293,294, and one of
    and he'll pick up both the MCSE2000 AND the MCSE2003.

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP(x2), MCTS(x5), MCP(x7), MCBMSP
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)

    MS WSUS Website: http://www.microsoft.com/wsus
    My Websites: http://www.onsitechsolutions.com;
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Oct 24, 2008
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