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MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008

The MCITP Server Administrator certification is perfect for you if you want to work on Windows servers on a business network. If you rather maintain a Windows 2008 infrastructure instead of design and engineer one then this certification is for you. If you would rather design and engineer a Windows 2008 infrastructure then the MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certification is for you.

If you are interested in becoming a Network Administrator then this certification will help you accomplish this. Click here to learn what a Network Administrator does. (New window will open)


Exams needed to earn the MCITP Server Administrator on Server 2008

To earn this certification you will be required to pass only 3 exams.

1.) 70-640 TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
2.) 70-642 TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
3.) 70-646 Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator

You can take these exams in any order as long as you take all three.

Please note: Microsoft has said that this certification will be discontinued July 31, 2013. The exams will remain in market, and by passing these exams you will continue to earn the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification.


1.) Exam 70-640: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring

When you pass the Exam 70-640 you will automatically earn the MCTS: Windows Server 2008. This certification will help you land an entry level position as a computer network technician.

The Exam 70-640 will test your skills related to:


  1. Configuring Domain Name System (DNS) for Active Directory
  2. Configuring the Active Directory infrastructure
  3. Configuring Active Directory Roles and Services
  4. Creating and maintaining Active Directory objects
  5. Maintaining the Active Directory environment
  6. Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services


Recommended 70-640 Book

2.) Exam 70-642: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring

If you pass this exam alone then you will earn the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 certification.

The Exam 70-642 will test your skills in:


  1. Configuring Addressing and Services
  2. Configuring Names Resolution
  3. Configuring Network Access
  4. Configuring File and Print Services
  5. Monitoring and Managing a Network Infrastructure


Recommended 70-642 Book

3.) Exam 70-646: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator

The Exam 70-646 will test your skills in:


  1. Planning for Server Deployment
  2. Planning for Server Management
  3. Monitoring and Maintaining Servers
  4. Planning Application and Data Provisioning
  5. Planning for Business Continuity and High Availability

This exam can also count as credit towards earning the new MCSA: Windows Server 2008

Recommended 70-646 Book

Once you pass all three exams then congratulations you have earned the MCITP Server Administrator certification.


What is the salary of a Network Administrator?

A network administrator is also called a systems administrator or server administrator depending on the job title your company assigns.

A network administrator salary is as follows:

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average median salary in 2010 for this job is $69,160 per year or $33.25 per hour. www.bls.gov

Job Growth - Employment is expected to grow 28 percent from 2010 – 2020. Demand is high.

Education - Most companies ask that their candidates have a Bachelor’s degree. They would consider candidates with an Associate’s degree and one or more of these certifications: MCSE, MCITP and CCNA.


MCITP Training

Use virtual software to practice your MCITP certification. I like to use VMware Player which is free and I also run Microsoft Virtual PC.

You can download Windows 7 Enterprise and a free trial of Windows Server 2008 and easily create a home practice lab to improve your IT skills.

Recommended Software for this Certification

Microsoft Windows 7

Windows Server 2008 R2

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Where do I schedule my exams?

After you have studied the specific exam and practiced what you have learned, you can schedule your exam with Prometric.

There you can pick a date for your exam and the location closest to your home.

Each exam is $150 US dollars. (The cost in total for all the exams are well worth it because you are investing in your career and future. The return on investment is incredible.)


The investment in yourself is well worth it!



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