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Win2K MCSE Survey: Upgrade IS in Your Future

Survey of MCPmag.com newsletter recipients indicates large number of NT 4.0 MCSEs plan to recertify before the deadline.

According to a recent MCPmag.com e-mail survey, 69 percent of NT 4.0 MCSEs said they had planned to recertify before the year-end deadline. In fact, those who planned to also outnumbered those who did not plan to recertify by 7 to 1.

The survey also asked about interest in the 70-240, Win2K Accelerated exam. Of those who are qualified to take it, nearly three-quarters of respondents said they had obtained the voucher but haven't yet registered for the exam.

The survey also polled respondents to choose exams that they expected to take (taking the exam before the deadline or passing it was not an issue). As was expected, the top three choices were the Win2K-related Design exams (70-219, 70-220, 70-221, and 70-222), followed by 70-224, Exchange 2000; 70-244, Supporting NT 4.0; and 70-228, SQL Admin.

The survey was not scientific. It was sent out to nearly 100,000 MCPmag.com newsletter recipients on June 7, with voting closed on June 22. The survey received 4,111 unique responses. To receive a copy of the original newsletter, write to michael.domingo@mcpmag.com.

Survey: MCSE in Your Future?
A. Upgrading to MCSE (Windows 2000)
376
I'm an MCSE (NT 4.0); I don't plan to upgrade.
1,412
I'm an MCSE (NT 4.0) and will attempt to upgrade to the MCSE (Windows 2000) before the deadline.
644
I'm an MCSE (NT 4.0) and will attempt to upgrade at my own pace (deadline is not an issue).
241
I'm new to the MCP program (that is, I haven't completed any MCSE track) and will try to obtain the MCSE (Windows 2000).
275
I'm already an MCSE (Windows 2000).
 
B. 70-240 Win2K Accelerated Exam
1,394
I'm an MCSE (NT 4.0) and I've ordered my voucher but I've yet to take the exam.
290
I'm an MCSE (NT 4.0) and I plan to upgrade my certification but won't take 70-240 to do it.
64
I'm an MCSE (Windows 2000); I took 70-240 but didn't pass, then took the long road.
50
I passed 70-240, but I still need to fulfill the rest of the requirements.
80
I'm an MCSE (Windows 2000); I passed 70-240 to get it.
   
C. I plan to take the following elective exams:
707
70-219 Design Win2K Directory Services
584
70-220 Design Win2K Security
550
70-221 Design Win2K Network Infrastructure
410
70-222 Migrating from NT 4.0 to Win2K
97
70-223 Microsoft Clustering Services
318
70-224 Admin Exchange 2000
122
70-225 Design Exchange 2000 Messaging Infrastructure
66
70-226 Design Highly Available Web Solutions
193
70-227 ISA Server 2000
233
70-228 Admin SQL Server 2000
142
70-229 Design SQL Server 2000 Databases
12
70-230 BizTalk 2000
14
70-232 Application Center 2000
14
70-234 Commerce Server 2000 (MCSD elective only)
257
70-244 Supporting NT 4.0
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