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By steve_cary ·
I’ve heard two recommendations from IT pros:

1.Those who have yet to take any exams,pros seem to recommend working towards the Win2K track.
2.Those who have already passed 3 of the NT4 exams pros recommend taking the Accelerated Exam to obtain a Win2K cert.

I didn't know about the certification changes to come when I started taking college classes and the only classes avail. were for the NT track. Now that I've passed 067 & spent a ton of time & money getting ready for the other exams before they retire I find out the accelerated exam is 6hrs long and you can only take it once! Therefore, if I fail this exam I would be required to start at ground zero & take all of the Win2K core exams on top of the NT4 exams that I just passed, am I crazy to think I can learn Win2K & pass just after learning NT or is this an achievable goal? Or should I consider the time spent studying & working with NT4 knowledge learned & switch gears now, not take any more of the NT4 exams and start learning Win2K?

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by avachon In reply to With All The Changes To T ...

Hi, even though there is lots of discussion about 2000, many companies have not migrated and some will not until ms releases at least SP1. Companies have to justify the OS cost and potentially hardware upgrades. I'd finish the nt4.0 because it will demonstrate your work (time, money,etc.) to an employer. Plus, depending on your electives, some may transfer over to 2000mcse (SQL and exchange for example). I think it's possible to pass for win2k, but let's face it, one shot deal and assumes you work with the OS all the time. An employer might pick up 2k training, but I'd finished what I started - that knowlege will help you for win2k as well - not everything is different between the two OS'. If you can get a copy of either 2000 (prof or server) you can create a hybrid and learn some of 2000 now in preparation. Good luck.

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by dmiles In reply to With All The Changes To T ...

With all the hype around WIN2K certifications and how to go about updating your certification status.Consider the big picture that company's will not start migrating to Win2k for a couple of years yet,so why not go ahead and complete the NT4 cert track and get the on hands expierence that will give you a better foundation for preparing for WIN2K.I can only think that is that the promotion of Win2k is far greater than it is,in hte meantime Microsoft will have come up with a better stragedy than they now have to update your certification status,point is they are now considering that you can only take Win2K cert with one yrs expierence.Trying to get ahead may not be financial fesible.

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