If you are like me who had previously earned MCTS or MCITP in Exchange 2007, you can now upgrade your certification to MCTS / MCITP Exchange 2010.

The certifications are as below:

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuration

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010

To earn your MCTS in Exchange 2010, you will need to pass exam 70-662. The MCTS certification is for Messaging Generalist who is responsible for maintenance and administration of Exchange 2010 servers in an enterprise environment. Don’t let the words get in your way, this exam also counts towards your MCITP certification. You can find skills measured and other details here.

To earn your MCITP in Exchange 2010, you will need to pass exam 70-663. The MCITP certification is for those responsible for the Exchange Messaging environment in an enterprise environment. If you are not a senior administrator or technical lead responsible for Exchange Messaging environment, passing the exam will still earn you MCITP which can help towards fulfilling your aspirations of becoming one. You can find skills measured and other details here.

I would highly recommend that you are familiar with the product and have some experience with the product before attempting these exams. There are many resources that can help you prepare for exam. I highly recommend making Exchange 2010 Documentation on TechNet your #1. It is constantly updated with current information and contains almost every detail you need to know as an IT Pro about the product. I will also recommend that you read Microsoft Exchange Team Blog. The blog is resource of very valuable information about not only Exchange Server 2010 but previous versions as well.

And for my status, I was lucky enough to attempt the exams when they were in beta and I did achieve passing score in both. Call me certifiable!

Good luck to you all who are planning for these exams.