MCITP: Virtualization Administrator

Becoming a Virtualization Administrator will mean you hold you a certification which will have rising demand in the future. As more and more networks are utilizing a virtualized server and application environment comes the need of skills professionals to plan, deploy and maintain high availability virtual environments. A MCITP Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2 has all the skills required for the aforementioned and holds a certification which will ensure they have an in demand job in the years to come. To gain MCITP:VA status you will need to pass three exams.

MCITP Virtualization Administrator required exams:

  • Exam 70-659 TS: Server Virtualization
  • Exam 70-669 TS: Desktop Virtualization
  • Exam 70-693 PRO: Virtualization Administrator, Windows Server 2008 R2

Study material for for Windows Server 2008 R2 virtualization exams is quite sparse as the technology is rather new and the MCITP certification is less mainstream when compared to others. Fortnately there are a number of free Virtualization Jump Start Training Video’s available on technet and virtualization administrator training videos are also available from These study guides although not specific to the MCITP Virtualization Administrator certification will also help with your study for the certification exams.