Sunday, 21 October 2012 13:52

Certification Path – MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solution Expert): Messaging “Exchange Server 2013”

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As you aware, MS confirms the availability of Exchange Server 2013 certification exams by January 31, 2013. Keeping that in mind, I would like to give you an idea about how the new certification is planned. There are no more “MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator" on Exchange 2013 and is now named to MCSE: Messaging (Exchange Server 2013). i.e. “Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Messaging”.

To become MCSE: Messaging on Exchange Server 2013, you need to get the following exams on your credits (simple diagram from MS explains everything),

Certification_Path

So you need below certification in credits to become MCSE: Messaging certified,
    • MCSA Windows Server 2012
    • Exam 70-341: TS: Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
    • Exam 70-342: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Now, How to become MCSA: Windows Server 2012?

You need to get the following certifications in your credit to become “MCSA: Windows Server 2012”.

Core:
Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
Or, the Upgrade Plan
Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
This is intended for the candidates, who already have one of the following certifications,
    • MCSA: Windows Server 2008
    • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator
    • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator
    • MCITP: Lync Server Administrator
    • MCITP: SharePoint Administrator
    • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator

Look the screen shot below(which has taken from the Certification Planner,

Certificate_Planner

Either you have to write all core exams + the 2 Exchange Server 2013 Exams as mentioned earlier.

In short, the candidate who have any MCITP list above (normally all of us mostly have MCITP – Enterprise Messaging Admin) can write single Upgrade exam (Exam 70-417) to become MCSA and then take the additional two Exchange Server 2013 exams (70–341 & 70–342) to become MCSE: Messaging certified person. Otherwsie a total of 5 exams needed to become MCSA: Messaging.

Need more reading, see MCSE: Messaging Certification Overview

-Praveen

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