Upgrade! Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)

November 8, 2010 by · Comments Off on Upgrade! Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
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The Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification helps validate your ability to manage and troubleshoot network environments based on the Windows Server 2003 operating system. It reflects a unique set of skills required to succeed in a variety of job roles, such as systems administrator, network administrator, information systems administrator, network operations analyst, network technician, and technical support specialist.

If you want to be certified on newer Microsoft technologies, such as Exchange Server 2010, Windows Server 2008, or SQL Server 2008, you should pursue the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certification. And, if you have the MCSE on Windows Server 2003 certification, you can upgrade to the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) on Windows Server 2008 certifications.

A Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification helps enable IT professionals to demonstrate their ability to administer network and systems environments with Windows Server 2003–based business solutions.

For newer Microsoft technologies, such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Windows Server 2008, or Microsoft SQL Server 2008, you should pursue the MCITP certification.

If you have an MCSA on Windows Server 2003, you can upgrade to MCITP by passing as few as two exams.

Earn the two required MCTS on Windows Server 2008 certifications by successfully completing the following upgrade exam:

Complete Exam 70-648 TS: Upgrading MCSA on Windows serv 2003 to Windows Serv 2008

Complete your MCITP: Server Administrator certification by passing the following exam:
Exam 70-646: PRO: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator

After completing Exam 70-648, you only need to pass the following three exams to earn the MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certification:

  1. Exam 70-680 TS: Windows 7, Configuring
  2. Exam 70-643 TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring
  3. Exam 70-647 PRO: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator

New! Microsoft Certifications

November 4, 2010 by · Comments Off on New! Microsoft Certifications
Filed under: Excel, MCA, MCDST, MCITP, MCLC, MCPD, MCSA, MCSD, MCSE, MCT, MCTS, Microsoft, MOS, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Word 

Microsoft Certifications are available for most Microsoft technologies and skill levels from students to business workers to IT professionals, developers, technology trainers, and system architects. Achieving a Microsoft Certification helps provide you with up-to-date, relevant skills that can help lead to a more fulfilling career, while giving you access to valuable Microsoft Certification Program benefits.

These benefits include access to the Microsoft Certification Program (MCP) member site or the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) member site, and access to a vast, global network of other certified professionals.

Which Microsoft certification track you choose to take depends of course on the career path you wish to take, so by clicking on the links below you can find out more information on the various Microsoft certifications that are available, as well as comprehensive listings of free studying material to help you gain Microsoft credentials.

IT professional

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist,(MCTS)
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for Microsoft Dynamics
Microsoft Certified IT Professional for Microsoft Dynamics


Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Advanced certifications

Microsoft Certified Master
Microsoft Certified Architect

Home and office user

Microsoft Office Specialist(MOS,Word\Excel\Outlook\PowerPoint\Project)


Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
Microsoft Certified Learning Consultant (MCLC)