1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

293 or 294 next?

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by steve_f, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. steve_f

    steve_f Byte Poster

    133
    2
    22
    I'm MCSA, and wondering which to do next on my way to MCSE.

    After killing myself on 291, I can't face the 293 book This material is so boring!!!!!!
    Though I did buy the CBTnuggets videos for 293 and watched them.

    I think I want to do 294 next because I'm a bit weak at AD and would like to improve my understanding of it.
    I think I need new material to motivate me to keep studying and 294 looks interesting.

    Any thoughts? They would be much appreciated.

    Steve
     
    Certifications: MCDST, MCSA 2003+Messaging, MCITP:SA, MCSA 2008, ITIL v3 Foundation, Comptia Server+ 2009, CCA Xenapp 6.5, VCP5-DV
    WIP: CCENT, CCNA, CCSA
  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    5,481
    352
    249
    Hi Steve, I've got 291 in two weeks myself but I noticed you are gonna do Security + in the future as am I. Would you consider 70-299 Implementing and Administering Security in a Windows Server 2003 Network next?

    I want to get my MCSA/MCSE with the :Security and the CompTIA Security + is recognised by Microsoft so counts towards your MCSA or MCSE.

    Cheers
    James
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  3. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

    3,020
    173
    155
    I did the 70-291 then the 70-284, then the 70-293.

    Knowing what I now know, I would recommend moving onto the 70-293 and it is really similar to the 70-291 and you willl fly through most of the information.
     
    Certifications: CCA | CCENT | CCNA | CCNA:S | HP APC | HP ASE | ITILv3 | MCP | MCDST | MCITP: EA | MCTS:Vista | MCTS:Exch '07 | MCSA 2003 | MCSA:M 2003 | MCSA 2008 | MCSE | VCP5-DT | VCP4-DCV | VCP5-DCV | VCAP5-DCA | VCAP5-DCD | VMTSP | VTSP 4 | VTSP 5
  4. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    19,136
    462
    374
    I would also recommend 291, then 293, then 294.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  5. steve_f

    steve_f Byte Poster

    133
    2
    22
    Thanks for the opinions, people.

    I have decided that I am going to study for the sake of learning for a while (going to work through the 294 book) and then see in a few months which exam to tackle first.

    I won't be jobhunting for a year or more (I hope) and no chance of promotion or payrise at the moment, so there's no rush to do the exams.
     
    Certifications: MCDST, MCSA 2003+Messaging, MCITP:SA, MCSA 2008, ITIL v3 Foundation, Comptia Server+ 2009, CCA Xenapp 6.5, VCP5-DV
    WIP: CCENT, CCNA, CCSA
  6. Corsair

    Corsair Nibble Poster

    50
    0
    16
    I also took 293 right after 291. I think its a great idea to do it this way since you have a lot of fresh information in mind when you finish the 291...
     
    Certifications: MCSA, MCTS, Security+, Network+
    WIP: CCNA

Share This Page

Loading...