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Am I an MCSA?

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by zcapr17, May 6, 2005.

  1. zcapr17

    zcapr17 Nibble Poster

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    I just passed Security+ today, and I think I might have unexpectedly become an MCSA, but I’m not sure…

    Let me clarify:
    I am working towards MCSA:Security and I was planning to take the following exams in order:
    70-270
    70-290
    70-291
    70-299 (Become MCSA)
    Security+ (Become MCSA:Security)

    However, I’ve swapped the last two exams as Security+ seemed to be a good primer to 70-299.

    So, up to now I’ve passed the following: 70-270, 70-290, 70-291, and Security+. But not 70-299 yet.

    Now I thought that the Security+ didn’t count towards a basic MCSA (hence the additional MCSA:Security qual). However, I was browsing some MS literature after my exam today and I noticed that Security+ was shown as an elective (first time I’ve seen this).

    Is this true? Can anyone confirm if this makes me an MCSA?

    Also, how do I go about informing Microsoft about the results of my CompTIA elective exam (I’m self-study BTW).

    Thanks,

    z.
     
    Certifications: MCSE:2K3 MCTS:Vista VCPv3 ITILv3 Sec+ L+
    WIP: MCITP Enterprise Admin 2008, CCA
  2. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

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    Well I've been onto the cert planner on the MCP site and to me you are indeed an MCSA on 2003! Core 3 on the planner seems to apply to you!


    http://www.comptia.org/certification/related/ms_apply.aspx will help you in registering your comptia pass with M$

    Well done mate!

    Sacha
     
    Certifications: MCSA , N+, A+ ,ITIL V2, MCTS
    WIP: MCITP 2008 Ent Admin, Server Admin, Exchange 2010, Lync 2010, CCNA & VCP5
  3. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Wow. Nice "accident" :biggrin
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  4. zcapr17

    zcapr17 Nibble Poster

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    Cool! [​IMG]

    Thanks for the link Drum_dude.

    I'm an MCSA 2 weeks earlier than I hoped! Time to update the CV and get job hunting!

    Do I get a new certificate?

    z.[​IMG]
     
    Certifications: MCSE:2K3 MCTS:Vista VCPv3 ITILv3 Sec+ L+
    WIP: MCITP Enterprise Admin 2008, CCA
  5. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    New cert and lapel pin and lets not forget the credit card ?
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCSA (messaging), ITIL Foundation v3
    WIP: Looking at doing ..................
  6. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Only wear the lapel pin in the US!
    Best way of working out what you are is to wait for Microsoft to send you an email...
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD

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