MCITP Server Admin vs. MCSA Windows Server 2008

When I was reading about the new MCSA Certifications and I ran into the exams you have to pass to achieve the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 Credential, you have to pass the same exams then when you pass the MCITP Server Administrator.

The ‘old’ MCITP Server Administrator Certification Path


The ‘new’ MCSA Windows Server 2008 Certification Path


MCITP Server Admin = MCSA Windows Server 2008
At the blogpost over at Born to Learn (somewhere in the comments) Ed Liberman  has commented that whoever is a MCITP Server Administrator will automatically earn the MCSA Windows Server 2008 credential, and since the exams you have to pass are exactly the same…I think Ed is right!

MCSE Private Cloud
If you want to earn the MCSE Private Cloud and you already are MCITP Enterprise Administrator certified, you only have to attend the 70-246 (Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012) and 70-247 (Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012) to earn the MCSE Private Cloud credential.

  • Hi Helmer,
    On the MCSE Private cloud certifcation I want to add that if you have passed the 70-659 exam you only need to pass the 70-246 exam. Here’s a snip of the official MS Learning page:
    “Until January 31, 2013, Exam 70-659 may be taken in place of 70-247 to count
    towards the Private Cloud certification”
    So when you have the MCITP Enterprise Admin and 70-659 you only have to pass the 70-246 exam and you’re done :).


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  • Raw D

    It’s true indeed. I have done my MCITP: EA and i’ve been credited with the MCSA as well. Cheers

  • Fred

    hi if i got MCSA 2012 how much exam do i have to right before i got MCSE 2012?????