MCSA: Windows 8

MCSA: Windows 8

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Prove you have the expertise to configure, manage and maintain a Windows 8 enterprise system. (New to IT? Learn about MTA certification for new entrants.)

Earning an MCSA: Windows 8 certification qualifies you for a position as a computer support specialist.

Note The MCSA: Windows 8 certification is being retired in December 2016. See the lists of withdrawn exams and withdrawn certifications for more information.

StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Configuring Windows 8.1Take course 687Take exam 687MCSA: Windows 8
2Supporting Windows 8.1Take course 688Take exam 688

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How to upgrade to the MCSA: Windows 8 certification from Windows 7

You can upgrade these certifications to the MCSA: Windows 8 certification.

  • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7
  • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
  • MCSA: Windows 7
StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows 8Take course 689Take exam 689MCSA: Windows 8

The lifespan of a certification varies, based on certification track and certification technology. See lists of withdrawn exams and withdrawn certifications.

How to upgrade to the MCSA: Windows 8 certification from earlier versions of Windows

You can upgrade these certifications to the MCSA: Windows 8 certification.

  • MCDST: Windows XP
  • MCSA: Windows 2000
  • MCSA: Security on Windows 2000
  • MCSA: Messaging on Windows 2000
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2003
  • MCSA: Security on Windows Server 2003
  • MCSA: Messaging on Windows Server 2003
  • MCSE: Windows 2000
  • MCSE: Security on Windows 2000
  • MCSE: Messaging on Windows 2000
  • MCSE: Windows Server 2003
  • MCSE: Security on Windows Server 2003
  • MCSE: Messaging on Windows Server 2003
StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Upgrading Your Windows XP Skills to MCSA: Windows 8Take course 689Take exam 692MCSA: Windows 8

Note Course 20689 can be modified for Exam 692. Please contact your local training provider.

The lifespan of a certification varies, based on certification track and certification technology. See lists of withdrawn exams and withdrawn certifications.

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