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What do I need to take to upgrade my MCSE for Windows Server 2003?

Hi, Ed. I received my MCSE in May 2002. I was wondering what I would need to pursue in respect to the new .NET and 2003 server exams. Thank you.

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To upgrade your MCSE for Windows Server 2003, you'll need to take two upgrade exams.
  1. 70-292 MCSA/MCSE upgrade (covers same topics as exams 70-290 and 70-291)
  2. 70-296 MCSE upgrade (covers same topics as exams 70-293 and 70-294)
These exams will be ready in August 2003, according to information released at TechMentor by Microsoft in early April. My advice would be to wait long enough after exam release for various books, Exam Crams, practice exams and so forth to be released, to give yourself the benefit of as much supporting information as possible. That means you could start studying in October/November and plan to take the first exam in November/December and the second in January/February without overtaxing yourself. (I assume, like most of us, you'll be doing this in your "spare time.") HTH.

If you need further information on the exams, visit View New and Upcoming Exams and scroll down the page until you get to the "Upcoming Exams" heading. From there, you can jump straight to information for all the exams I've mentioned here.


This was first published in May 2003

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