Being a Microsoft Certified IT Professional is not only a difficult and expensive goal but a long process too. Before getting MCITP certified, the person should first be able to pass its MCTS or Microsoft Certified Technology Series counterpart. That is why many books on MCITP are not just covering about the topic but covering the MCTS too. One of these is the book “The Real MCTS/MCITP Exam 70-649 Prep Kit: Independent And Complete Self-Paced Solutions.”
Many would ask why only Exam 70-649 is covered in this book. Actually, the Exam 70-649 is known as the transition exam. Meaning, this exam should be passed in order to earn MCTIP certification. But this is only applicable for the already MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) and MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) certified. To date, the MCSA and MCSE are not available among the Microsoft Certifications. And so, professionals who obtained this do not have other way to further their career but to take the MCITP, which is the professional certification level of Microsoft. That is why there is a need for a transition examination, which is the Exam 70-649. Other than this, MCSA and MCSE professionals need to pass other examinations too.
Now, the concern is that all the MCITP certification exams require passing of the MCTS first. That is why the book included topics on MCTS. Before the MCSE or MCSA professional can even take the exam for MCITP, they need first to prove their skills on MCTS. Anyway, the book is said to be a good source of information from taking the transition exam and passing the MCTS to finally obtaining the MCITP.