Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Messaging on Exchange Server 2013

mcse-messagingAfter several weeks (I took the beta exam in November) and after results were already visible through Prometric yesterday, today I finally received confirmation through e-mail and on the MCP site that I passed both Exchange 2013 related beta exams:

I already took 70-417 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012, which is an upgrade exam much like the previous 70-649 exam (2003->2008) and 70-292/296 (2000->2003). With officially passing 70-341 and 70-342 in conjunction with MCSA: Windows Server 2012, I’m now officially a (deep breath) Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Messaging on Exchange Server 2013.


Note that by passing 70-417 you’ll effectively complete the following exams:

If you don’t qualify for the 70-417 exam (details), e.g. you’re new to Microsoft certification or you’re an MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2007, you either pass the exams required to qualify (e.g. 70-662 and 70-663, which will expire in 2013 by the way) or you take and pass each of the mentioned Windows Server 2012 exams.

Useful resources when you want to archieve MCSE: Messaging yourself:

Note that when applying for Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM): Messaging before end of this year, you need the become an MCSA: Windows Server 2012; Starting January 1st, 2014 you need to become an MCSE: Messaging (which includes MCSA: Windows Server 2012) .

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About Michel de Rooij

I'm a Microsoft 365 Apps & Services MVP, with focus on Exchange Server, AzureAD, Microsoft 365 and with a PowerShell affection. I'm a consultant, publisher of EighTwOne, published author, and speaker. You can find me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook.

8 thoughts on “Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Messaging on Exchange Server 2013

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  2. Congratulations
    im planning to take these two in the next month and finish my cert upgrades:)
    were most questions on new stuff or based on 2010 concepts(or whatever was left of those:))?


  3. Hello Michel

    first of all, congratulations.
    i’m MCITP Exchange 2007 and MCTS Exchange 2010.
    I don’t have access to 70-417 in certification planner on MCP website.
    I think that only MCIPT Exchange 2010 can access to the 70-417


  4. Michel,

    i just have the confirmation from Microsoft.
    Upgrade path from MCITP Messaging Administrator to MSCA Windows 2012 is only valid for Exchange 2010 version.


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