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A+ & N+ as electives for MCSA

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Gary B, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. Gary B

    Gary B Nibble Poster

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    Hi

    I've already got these two certs but they're the older ones.They are listed in my MCP profile so clearly they are still valid

    Does anyone know how long they are valid for though?

    I'm just the 291 away from MCSA now which I'm taking next week

    Thanks
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003
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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi Gary,

    I was going to add the A+ and N+ to my profile, but didn't when I started studying towards MCDST.

    Although there are newer exam objectives for the A+, one of the good things with Comptia is the certifications are valid for life. Check with MS, but if you have done A+, N+, 270, 290 (?) already, 291 should get you MCSA.

    Si
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  3. Gary B

    Gary B Nibble Poster

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    Hi Si

    It's still included in my profile and I haven't been able to find anything to say it would become invalid, just thought I'd ask incase anyone here had heard anything

    thanks
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    According to MS's website the A+ & Network+ isn't an option for the 2k route, however for the (MCSA) 2k3 route it is still a valid option.

    See here, almost at end of page.

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
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  5. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi Gary,

    Ken beat me to it. Good luck with the rest of the course.

    Si
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  6. Wassup

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    I have checked with CompTIA on this, as I had a similar quandry (and started a thread somewhere)

    The MCSA w2k listings on the ms site are not complete , ie it is missing the A+ & N+ combo!

    When I wrote to CompTIA asking about it, the reply was
    hope that helps
    :)
     
  7. Gary B

    Gary B Nibble Poster

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    Hi Ken

    I was aware that the A+ and N+ still counted as an elective, my query was more whether the older A+ and N+ would become invalid in favour of the new A+ (2006) and N+(2005) as the certs I have are Pre 2006 and pre 2005

    Regards

    Gary
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003
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  8. mondos

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    A+ and N+ do not expire though the option is there for you to sit the updated exams if you so wish.
     
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  9. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    It doesn't matter what version (N+ is N+, A+ is A+, no matter what version), MS has already credited your account so don't worry :)

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
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  10. laup

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    Doesnt the security+ on its own count as an elective?
     
    Certifications: IC3,A+, N+, 70-270, CCNA
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  11. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Yes it does, so is the MCDST, the MCSA 2k, the MCSE 2k & the MCSE NT4 :)

    See here, almost end of page.

    -ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
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  12. laup

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    oki coki cleared argument ive just had :>
     
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