Windows Server certifications
08.05.2013 by admin | | Sin Comentarios

f you’re designing, implementing, configuring, or managing a Windows Server infrastructure or desktops and devices in your organization, consider making the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) for Windows Server 2012 your certification goal. This page also lists other certifications available for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008.

Heard about the coming Windows Server 2012 R2 updates? Read the FAQs below to find out how we are updating our certifications.

Choose a certification below:

 

Microsoft  Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)

Associate level

The foundation for your professional career

 

MCSA:
Windows Server 2012
MCSA:
Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)

Expert level

The globally recognized standard for IT professionals

 

MCSE:
Server Infrastructure
MCSE:
Desktop Infrastructure
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)

Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)

Master level

The pinnacle of professional distinction

 

Other certifications

Validates your ability to design, implement, and administer infrastructures on the Windows Server 2008 platform.

This certification will be retired on January 31, 2014. You must meet all of the requirements for the MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008 certification prior to January 31, 2014, in order to earn it.

However, the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification will remain in market.

Required exam Optional training

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620**

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624**

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*This exam will be retired on January 31, 2014.

**This exam has been retired, but if you’ve already passed this exam you can use it toward this certification.

See a list of retired exams and legacy certifications.

Validates your troubleshooting and deployment skills on the Windows Server 2008 platform.

These certifications will be retired on January 31, 2014. You must take and pass the required exams prior to January 31, 2014, in order to earn these certifications.

Certification title Required exam
MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration

*This exam also counts towards the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification. For more information, visit the MCSA page.

**This exam will be retired on January 31, 2014.

You can upgrade these certifications to a Windows Server 2012 certification by taking the exams listed in the tables below.

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2008
  • MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008
  • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008
  • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2
  • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010
  • MCITP: Lync Server Administrator 2010
  • MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010
  • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7

Upgrade path for the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification

Step Title Optional training Required exam Certification earned
1 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
MCSA: Windows Server 2012

Upgrade path for the MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification

Step Title Optional training Required exam Certification earned
1 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
MCSE: Server Infrastructure
2 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
3 Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

 

Upgrade path for the MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification

Step Title Optional training Required exam Certification earned
1 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure
2 Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure
3 Implementing Desktop Application Environments

Consult the tables below for upgrade path information.

Upgrade your Windows Server 2003 certification

Current certification Certification goal Required exam
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator on Windows Server 2003 MCSA: Windows Server 2008 648**

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Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator on Windows Server 2003 MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008 648**

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620**

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624**

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Windows Server 2003 MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration

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MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration

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MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator on Windows Server 2003 MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration

and

MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration

648**
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Windows Server 2003 MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008

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and either

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620**

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