If you are an MCSE on Windows Server 2003, you can register for a 40% discount voucher on Windows 2008 upgrade exam when it becomes available in the last quarter of this year. This offer seems to be valid only if you register for the voucher before 30th of June, 2007.
The MCSE on Windows Server 2008 is not going to be called MCSE. Rather, it is going to follow Microsoft’s new generation of certification – the MCTS and the MCITP.
MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) and MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) are the two new generation credentials. The following are the intended MCTS and MCITP specializations:
- MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration
- MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Networking Infrastructure Configuration
- MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Application Platform Configuration
MCTS certifications are obtained by passing just one exam.
- MCITP: Server Administrator (3 or 4 exams)
- MCTIP: Enterprise Administrator (5 exams)
MCITP certifications require a number of MCTS certifications to be obtained.
- MCSE on Windows Server 2003 can upgrade to all three MCTS certifications with one exam
- MCSA on Windows Server 2003 can upgrade to two MCTS certifications (AD and Networking) with one exam
- MCSE and MCSA on Windows 2000 Server have no certification upgrade path.
Free Microsoft Press E-book and Microsoft E-learning on Windows Server 2008