That said, it may be the case that pursuing the older credentials makes more sense in your part of the world, where companies and governments may be slower to upgrade to a new Windows Server operating system.
The recommended sequence for the older certs is MCSA, then MCSE for network administration, and MCSA then MCDBA for database specialization. For the newer programs, you'd start with one or more MCTS credentials, and then move into one or more MCITPs for the network administration and data management sides, or one or more MCPDs for the database development side.
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