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Is MCSE+I still attainable?

By AdamB29 ·
I am an MCSE and MCP+I. I did not get my MSCE+I as I thought the exam 70-080 (IE 5.0 admin with IEAK) was already retired. However, I read the new certification article today (8-2-2002) and found out that 70-080 did not retire along with the NT 4.0 exams on Feb 28, 2001. I was studying for Exchange 5.5 and figured I could throw in 70-080 for my MCSE+I, but stopped studying that track as I thought 70-080 was retired. Now that I find out it is still an active exam until June 30, 2003 my question is this: Can I still get my MCSE+I? Is it worth taking Exchange 5.5 and 70-080 in order to get it? I was studying hard for Win2K MCSE, but that fell by the wayside after Microsoft said they would not retire NT 4.0 (they really just stole my motivation for study!). I know these 2 tests count as electives towards Win2K MCSE and I already have all other NT 4.0 tests for MCSE+I (I am MCP+I currently). PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!

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Is MCSE+I still attainable?

by Joseph Moore In reply to Is MCSE+I still attainabl ...

"Although most exams are no longer available for this certification, individuals who earned the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer + Internet (MCSE+I) certification with exams that are currently available or that were discontinued on February 28, 2001, remain certified, contrary to previous announcements."

That comes from the FAQ on MCSE+I.
The homepage on this cert is here:
http://www.microsoft.com/traincert/mcp/mcsei/default.asp

Now, 70-080 is still valid, like you read, until next June. Of all of the core exams, it is one of only 2 that are still valid. All of the rest of the MCSE core exams are not longer given.
Now, since you can't certify in NT anymore, I don't think that you could get the MCSE+I, even if you did take 70-080.
To be honest, the web site is not clear.
But I think you would NOT be an MCSE+I if you took the test.

To be really sure, I think you need to call VUE or Prometric for details.

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by AdamB29 In reply to Is MCSE+I still attainabl ...

I found my answer. I found a Microsoft Certification Hotline phone number (800-636-7544). Because I have all of the NT 4.0 exams required for MCSE+I, and because 70-080 is available, I can get certified as MCSE+I. I plan on taking 70-081 (exchange 5.5) as well. I was about half way through studying for this one when my company got Exchange 2000. So I will just jump back on the band wagon for Exchange 5.5 as well. Also, both exams count towards electives on MCSE 2000 (although I think my electives are covered by TCP/IP and IIS 4.0). Even though I found an answer, I thought I would let the rest of you know in case you are interested and in the same boat that I am.

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by Gregory W. Smith In reply to Is MCSE+I still attainabl ...

One other point - you can still get MCSE in NT4 if you took the core exams before they were retired - so you could use newer electives, like ISA Server, Exchange 2000, and the like to fulfill elective requirements and attain MCSE (NT4) certificationeven today.

-Gregory W. Smith, MCSE (2000) & MCSE+I (NT4)

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