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Didn't upgrade my IIS 3.0 elective to IIS 4.0 in time. What are my options now?

I received my MCSE 4.0 with IIS 3.0 in 1998. IIS 4.0 was not yet available. Of course 3.0 expired, and since the MCSE 4.0 was going away anyway I didn't rush to upgrade the elective. Then MS made their decision to keep the NT 4.0 MCSE cert. By that time it was too late to upgrade the IIS 3.0 elective.

I also found out that they consider the IIS 3.0 a MCSE 3.5 course but they gave me the NT 4.0 MCSE with it. Should they not have to grandfather that in as they did TCP/IP? Do I have any alternatives here? I am hesitant to spend the time and money to upgrade certs that MS may change at any moment.


Alas, Microsoft has proved unwilling to grandfathter its exams any further back than the 9 exams it's now carrying over from the NT 4.0 days. My advice would be to take a "designing" exam (70-219, 70-220, 70-221, or 70-226): that will not only count toward reinstating your NT 4.0 MCSE, but will also count toward the Win2k MCSE should you ever decide to go the upgrade route. Sorry, but you really are going to have to take another exam to replace the now-discontinued IIS 3.0 exam if you want to maintain any credentials whatsoever.

--Ed--


This was first published in February 2002

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