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  • Upgrade MCSE 2000 to MCSE 2003

    I took a look at a post on the MS Certification category and wanted to make sure that the 4 exams required to upgrade from 2K to 2K3 are the 4 Core exams.

    Someone please confirm for me.

    I am considering this upgrade path since the 2 exam path expired last March (70-292/296)

    Thanks
    Verbalh
    CCNA, MCSE, MCP, Network+, CNA, A+

  • #2
    Re: Upgrade MCSE 2000 to MCSE 2003

    You can't "upgrade" anymore, effectively you will be doing a new MCSE 2003 from scratch although your client OS exam may well still be valid (70-210, 70-270 and 70-620 are the options I believe).

    So you'll need to do 70-290, 70-291, 70-293 and 70-294, one of 70-297 or 70-298 for your design exam and an elective exam.

    It's worth having a look at the certification planner on the MCP member site to see which of your existing exams are valid in the new track and what the shortest path to MCSE 2003 is.
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    • #3
      Re: Upgrade MCSE 2000 to MCSE 2003

      Are you kidding, when did MS do a way with the upgrade? That is an xtra $250.

      I had been keeping up with paths and the last I knew you could take 2 exam path until last year and now you could take 4 of the exams. Can you send me a link to confirm. I've been Googling it but nothing comes up on MS site.
      I did look at MCP Cert Planner. It is not an intuitive layout at all.

      Thanks
      Verbalh
      CCNA, MCSE, MCP, Network+, CNA, A+

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      • #4
        Re: Upgrade MCSE 2000 to MCSE 2003

        They removed the upgrade path in March last year.
        You have to scroll down all the way to the bottom:
        http://www.microsoft.com/LEARNING/MC...3/default.mspx

        Transition exams for an MCSE
        Exam 70-2921
        Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-292: Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment for an MCSA Certified on Microsoft Windows 2000

        Exam 70-2961
        Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-296: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment for an MCSE Certified on Microsoft Windows 2000


        1This exam retired in March 2008.
        Last edited by Dumber; 21st April 2009, 14:36.
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        • #5
          Re: Upgrade MCSE 2000 to MCSE 2003

          I'm afraid it's correct, it's start from scratch or jump straight to 2K8 certification.

          You need to do:-

          ALL of (Core Exams)
          70-290
          70-291
          70-293
          70-294

          ONE of (Client OS Exam)
          70-210, 70-270 or 70-620.

          ONE of (Design Exam)
          70-297 or 70-298

          Plus one elective of which there are loads of choices. Check here for full details. It does suggest near the bottom that an MCSA on Windows 2000 does not have to do an elective exam, so that'd be one less at least.
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          • #6
            Re: Upgrade MCSE 2000 to MCSE 2003

            ok...

            thanks guys
            Verbalh
            CCNA, MCSE, MCP, Network+, CNA, A+

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            • #7
              Re: Upgrade MCSE 2000 to MCSE 2003

              Well, interestingly enough this is my response directly from Microsoft MCP. They do not mention design exam requirement and I can only assume 70-210 from 2000 track satisfies Client OS requirement.

              ********************
              Thank you for your e-mail regarding Upgrade from MCSE 2000 to MCSE 2003.

              It will be our pleasure to assist you in this regard.

              In order to achieve MCSE 2003 certification you need to pass 4 Core Exams.

              Core Exams: 70-290, 70-291, 70-293 and 70-294

              For more details you can visit http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcse/windows2003/default.mspx

              If there is anything else we can do for you, please let us know. Thank you for contacting Microsoft.


              Ashish
              [email protected]
              http://www.microsoft.com/learning

              ******************************************
              Verbalh
              CCNA, MCSE, MCP, Network+, CNA, A+

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              • #8
                Re: Upgrade MCSE 2000 to MCSE 2003

                Well you didn't tell us what exams you done before.
                It might be that some electives are still valid.
                However upgrading by doing the 70-292 and the 70-296 isn't possible anymore. Those are expired.
                Marcel
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                • #9
                  Re: Upgrade MCSE 2000 to MCSE 2003

                  The title of my post says "Upgrade MCSE 2000 to MCSE 2003" which means I already have 2000.

                  So I take it that you agree with MS response of just the 4 core exams required?

                  It is amazing. There is very little differences with 2003 but MS wants more money. I can understand 2008 but not 2003. I wish I would have taken care of it when the 2 exams path was available

                  Thanks
                  Verbalh
                  CCNA, MCSE, MCP, Network+, CNA, A+

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                  • #10
                    Re: Upgrade MCSE 2000 to MCSE 2003

                    Right, so if I was you I would spend my time going from CCNA to CCNP in 3 exams instead of 4+ to update my MCSE.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Upgrade MCSE 2000 to MCSE 2003

                      I agree and holds more weight. In reality sooner than later we will all have to go to 2008 anyway. Just needs 2 extra exams
                      Verbalh
                      CCNA, MCSE, MCP, Network+, CNA, A+

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                      • #12
                        Re: Upgrade MCSE 2000 to MCSE 2003

                        Microsoft isn't forcing you to take the exams. You can skip the 2003 exams and start over with Windows 2008.
                        So sorry to say, but you got plenty of time to take the 2 exams. So MS wants more money is IMHO not a valid reason.

                        The Title says you want to upgrade: well, the upgrade path simply doesn't exist anymore.

                        So, you need to take at least the core exams and maybe some others.
                        For example: 70-210 is still a valid exam for the MCSE 2003 certification, although not valid for the 2008 certification.
                        If you review the link I posted earlier you could find the info yourself. I simply can't see which exams you already did.
                        Marcel
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                        MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                        "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                        "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                        "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                        • #13
                          Re: Upgrade MCSE 2000 to MCSE 2003

                          Ok. I think CCNP makes more sense and less expensive. You're right 2003 is not going anywhere. The core technology of 2000 isn't either. Active Directory isn't going to be completely revamped anytime soon.

                          I just wanted to know the best options.

                          "IMHO"...acronym please?
                          Verbalh
                          CCNA, MCSE, MCP, Network+, CNA, A+

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                          • #14
                            Re: Upgrade MCSE 2000 to MCSE 2003

                            IMHO = in my humble opinion
                            Marcel
                            Technical Consultant
                            Netherlands
                            http://www.phetios.com
                            http://blog.nessus.nl

                            MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                            "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                            "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                            "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                            • #15
                              Re: Upgrade MCSE 2000 to MCSE 2003

                              Thanks for sharing. I appreciate your advice on this post and opinions.

                              I notice you have many Checkpoint related certs. Do you have any study materials that you are willing to share
                              Verbalh
                              CCNA, MCSE, MCP, Network+, CNA, A+

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