Your situation is by no means unusual. If you can possibly take and pass 70-068 (NT in the Enterprise) before Feb. 28, 2001, you should do so because you will qualify to take the 70-240 Accelerated Windows 2000 exam (which replaces the Windows 2000 MCSE core four with a single free exam). Otherwise, you must pass seven exams to get the Windows 2000 MCSE.
- Core Four "Installing, Configuring, & Administering" Required exams: 70-210 Win2k Professional; 70-215 Win2k Server; 70-216 Win2k Network Infrastructure; 70-217 Win2k Directory Services. Four total exams so far.
- Designing ("Elective Core") Exams (Choose one): 70-219 Designing a Win2k Directory Services Infrastructure; 70-220 Designing a Secure Win2k Network; 70-221 Designing a Win2k Network Infrastructure; 70-226 Designing Highly Available Web Sites Using Win2k Server. Five total exams so far, any of which you can count as electives if you take more than one. The first one counts only as the "elective core" requirement.
- Elective Exams: You must pass two valid MCSE Electives to get certified. The list of valid electives is available at MicrosoftTraining
Alas, the only bridging exam that applies is 70-240, which is available to
you only if you pass all three NT 4.0 exams: 70-073 Workstation, 70-067
Server, and 70-068 Server in the Enterprise. That explains my remark in the first para graph of this reply.
This was first published in February 2001