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    Default Upgrading....

    I am sure that this has been asked, but the terms are so common that I haven't had much luck searching the forum.

    I currently have my MCSE 2003 with Security and Messaging concentrations.

    Is there an upgrade path available, or am I better off just starting from scratch?

    I know there used to be an upgrade path, but at this point I can't find a straight answer.

    For bonus points:

    I also have my MCDBA (SQL 2000), MCTS: SQL Server 2005, and MCITP: SQL Server 2005. Any update path for those?

    Thanks for any insight you can offer!
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    You should be able to take the 70-417 to upgrade to MCSA 2012. I don't believe there is a direct upgrade path to a current MCSE.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/lear...am-70-417.aspx
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    If you login to your MCP account and select the Certification Planner, when you first login you will see a list of "In Progress" qualifications, which will include things you can upgrade to. Open it up, look at the bottom and choose "All available paths for certification". There should be a "Upgrade requirements", which will list everything you need to do to upgrade to that certification.

    I'm currently in the process of upgrading my MCDST to a MCSA: Server 2012 like this.
    Desktop: MCSE: Mobility | Server: MTA | Cloud: None | Networking: MTA
    Security: None | Linux: None | Service Management: ITIL 2011: Foundation
    Currently Studying: 70-740 - Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016
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    The individual exams for MCSA 2012 are quite difficult, which makes the combined 70-417 an absolute beast. Knowing what I know now after taking some of them individually, is that I would definitely take them individually unless I had lots of time to dedicate to studying and plenty of experience with administering all of the different server roles using Powershell and GUI.
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