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  • Windows 2008 Certification

    Just found the following:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/trika/archive/...fications.aspx

    In a summary:

    * MCSA and MCSE are still the right certifications if you are working with WS2000 or WS2003.

    * MCSA and MCSE will not retire.

    * In one year, the WS2000 MCSA and MCSE exams will retire (that's the exams, not the credentials); more news of this to publish soon.

    * If you are planning for any of the core MCSA/MCSE 2003 exams, there are offers on related training: e-learning, ALL training kits and a few reference books, and practice tests through April/May 2007. Learn more.

    * There are new elective options for SA/SE tracks.

    * Longhorn Server certifications will be in the "new generation" structure of MCTS (3 exams) and MCITP (2 exams, respectively); no details yet on names/exam numbers/paths.

    * The first exams will beta at TechEd (June 2007) then MCTS exams available one month after Windows Server "Longhorn" releases to manufacturing (RTM); MCITP exams available 2 months after Longhorn RTMs. For reference RTM is in late October/early November, it sounds like.

    * There is no upgrade path from MCSA/MCSE 2000 to "Longhorn"

    * There is an upgrade path for both MCSA and MCSE 2003 to "longhorn"

    * Customers who hold an MCSA 2003 or MCSE 2003 by June 30, 2007 are eligible for a 40% savings voucher on their upgrade exam to Longhorn. You have to register for this offer in advance.

    * MCPs should see credential path details in May; public announcements in June.
    this is the interesting one:

    * Customers who hold an MCSA 2003 or MCSE 2003 by June 30, 2007 are eligible for a 40% savings voucher on their upgrade exam to Longhorn. You have to register for this offer in advance.
    For all you MCSA / MCSE 2003 ers out there, get to the website and register:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mc....mspx#LONGHORN

    Michael
    Michael Armstrong
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    MCITP: EA, MCTS, MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, VCP 3.5, 4, 5, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, ITIL, MCP, PGP Certified Technician

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    Re: Longhorn Certification

    Nice one buddy... I've registered.


    Tom
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    • #3
      Re: Longhorn Certification

      Done. Thanks Michael.
      I wonder if the voucher expires?

      EDIT - btw, I really haven't done much reading on the new certs... which one is more desirable, MCTS or MCITP? I do know that the MCTS and MCITP are more generic and it depends on the suffix (for lack of a better term) of the cert. Which one will parallel MCSE?

      EDIT#2 - Nevermind http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mc...n/default.mspx
      Last edited by JeremyW; 29th March 2007, 14:40.
      Regards,
      Jeremy

      Network Consultant/Engineer
      Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
      www.gma-cpa.com

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      • #4
        Re: Longhorn Certification

        Thanks for the heads-up. Registered and ready to test.

        Wiley
        MSCA (2000 & 2003), MCSE (2000 & 2003), A+, Net+
        Next exams:70-298, 70-299 & Security+ for MCSE + Security
        "Never argue with a fool, because someone standing 15 feet away will not know which one of you is the fool."

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        • #5
          Re: Longhorn Certification

          Jeremy,

          The e-mail I received said the voucher will be good six months from the day you receive it.

          Wiley
          MSCA (2000 & 2003), MCSE (2000 & 2003), A+, Net+
          Next exams:70-298, 70-299 & Security+ for MCSE + Security
          "Never argue with a fool, because someone standing 15 feet away will not know which one of you is the fool."

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          • #6
            Re: Longhorn Certification

            Thanks Wiley. I guess I never followed up on that. It said that they'll be sending out the vouchers about a month from now... I guess that means I'll have to start studying soon.
            Regards,
            Jeremy

            Network Consultant/Engineer
            Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
            www.gma-cpa.com

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