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    Hey,

    I am interested in beginning the process of getting certified. While I am working towards my MCSE, will I get my MCP first, followed by my MCSA, and then my MCSE? Or do I not get anything until I am done with my MCSE?

    I'll look into the new exams, thank you to everyone for their helpful posts!
    Last edited by chill; 3rd November 2007, 18:39.

  • #2
    Re: Certification Progression

    You will get qualifications along the way and they will vary according to the subjects you elect to take. It may be a good idea to plan what area you may wish to "specialise" in and take the appropriate subjects that will best benefit. There are some subjects that can be used to qualify in 2 different certifications. Check the Microsoft website for the various tracks.

    Post back with more info about what areas you are looking at eg, messaging, security etc.
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    • #3
      Re: Certification Progression

      Okay, so if I take an exam that qualifies for the MCP and the MCSE and I pass it then I will aquire my MCP while I am working towards my MCSE? And if I also happen to pass exams that qualify for the MCSA while working toward my MCSE then I can also aquire my MCSA before my MCSE?

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      • #4
        Re: Certification Progression

        Yes, that's the way it works. You may want to look at Microsoft's new certification architecture as the MCP, MCSA, and MCSE certifications are being phased out with the new batch of products. This doesn't mean that you should abandon your MCP/MCSA/MCSE quest but you should look at it with an eye to the future.

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        • #5
          Re: Certification Progression

          To get a:
          MCP -- pass any single Microsoft Exam

          MCSA -- Pass 3 core exams and one elective
          Core exams are:
          Desktop OS (2000/XP/Vista)
          Server OS 70-290
          Networking 70-291

          MCSE -- Pass 6 core exams and one elective
          Core exams are:
          Desktop OS (2000/XP/Vista)
          Server OS 70-290
          Networking 70-291
          Windows Networking 70-293
          Active Directory 70-294
          A design exam

          As you can see, all the MCSA exams count to the MCSE, so you will get MCSA on the way. If you do MCSA(2000) this is not the case, but I assume you will be doing 2003?

          Check the MS site for more details:
          http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mc...3/default.mspx
          Tom Jones
          MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
          PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
          IT Trainer / Consultant
          Ossian Ltd
          Scotland

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          • #6
            Re: Certification Progression

            Also see this site to learn more about the new generation of certifications:

            http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mc...n/default.mspx

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            • #7
              Re: Certification Progression

              Correct, I'm looking to get my MCSE on 2003. I probably will not be taking my exam for about 2 more years as I am in college as a full time student, however I have been working with server 2003 for the past four years and would like to get certified.

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