What you heard from some sources is inaccurate: as long as Microsoft continues to offer the exams necessary to obtain the MCSA on Windows 2000 (and so far, it has announced neither any plans to discontinue any of those exams, nor any specific dates for such discontinuance). My best guess is that as long as you finish before the end of 2005, you should be OK. That said, if you actually want to get some good out of a Windows 2000 credential, now that Windows Server 2003 is out, you should probably try to finish your MCSA within the next 6 months or sooner. Otherwise, you run the risk of having to immediately follow up with the 70-292 MCSA upgrade exam for Windows Server 2003 without having any time to rest on your laurels and seek work based on your newly earned MCSA.
Dig Deeper on Windows administrator jobs and training
Related Q&A from Ed Tittel
If users encounter problems with a Windows 10 mouse or keyboard, IT pros can follow these steps to troubleshoot the connectivity issue quickly and ... Continue Reading
Microsoft Edge, Windows 10's default browser, includes a file-sharing tool called Near Share, which is helpful, if not truly groundbreaking. Continue Reading
The Windows ADK can help ensure Windows 10 compatibility for apps, software and hardware. There are six key steps to the installation process. Continue Reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.