Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to 2008

Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to 2008
Condensed Learning Plan

Primary Focus: Upgrade content from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008



This learning plan will help train you for the skills needed to upgrade from a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Windows Server 2003 to a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) on Windows Server 2008, and earn the following certifications:
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Application Platform Configuration

Once you have completed this learning plan, you will be able to demonstrate your specialized technical expertise -world skills and mastery of Windows Server 2008. The MCTS credentials validate your comprehension of Windows Server 2008 and your ability to manage the design and configuration of a Windows Server 2008 IT environment in an enterprise organization.

Estimated Time to Complete This Learning Plan: 8 days

Recommended Learning Resources:
Step 1

Course 6416B: Updating your Network Infrastructure and Active Directory Technology Skills to Windows Server



This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to work with Network Infrastructure and Active Directory technologies in Windows Server 2008. This course is intended for individuals who already have experience with Network Infrastructure and Active Directory technologies in Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003 to upgrade their skills to Windows Server 2008.
Step 2

Course 6417: Updating your Applications Infrastructure Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008



This three-day instructor led course covers Applications Infrastructure technologies in Windows Server 2008. This course is designed to help those with experience using Applications Infrastructure technologies in Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 upgrade their skills to Windows Server 2008.
Step 3

Preparation Guide for Exam 70-649: TS: Upgrading Your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist



When you pass Exam 70-649, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Application Platform Configuration

Exam 70-649 counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
  • MCITP: Server Administrator
  • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator
Step 4

Register and schedule for your exam



Register now for a 25% off voucher for exam 70-649, required to upgrade from Windows Server 2003 MCSE to Windows Server 2008 MCTS.