certification question

Hello, I'm thinking of getting my MCSA under server 2008.

I know that that there is MCSA 2012 but since my company uses 2008 and no plans in the near future to upgrade is it wise to still proceed with  this certificaton?
IF yes, I understand that there are 3 exams.   640, 642 and 646.
Does it make a difference which exam i write first. I was thinking of starting with the 646.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Yes it will be of value. Doesn't matter which order you take the exams.  you can upgrade from 2008 by taking 417

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Anand PandyaCommented:
It doesn't matter in 2008 / R2 certification, but in windows server 2012 certification it is 70-410, 70-411 and 70-412, 70-410 for beginner and then level goes on increasing.
there are also upgrade path available.
Rakesh KapoorCommented:
I'd recommend to go for MCSE 2012 certification instead of going for 2008 certification. It would definitely give you an edge in your career.
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