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Ditch MSCA for MCITP Server Admin 08?

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by demarrer, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. demarrer

    demarrer Byte Poster

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    Hi,

    I'm studying for the MCSA when the MCITP Server Administrator on 2008 caught my eye.

    Does anyone have a take on this? Are these exams very much harder than the regular MCSA/MCSE core ones. I'm tempted to ditch the MCSA W2K3 and go for this set of exams instead then bolt on the Windows 7 enterprise admin.

    Any thoughts much appreciated.
     
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    WIP: music, (dreaming of) CCIE Security :D
  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I'd do your MCSA then take the upgrade exams to MCITP:SA. That way your certs cover both 2003 and 2008.
     
    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. wagnerk
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    What do you actually work with? Then go with that :thumbleft

    -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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  4. demarrer

    demarrer Byte Poster

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    Working on W2K3/2008 but shortly it will be a 2008 and win7 combo. So I was planning a bit for the future and to be ahead of the game:)

    Thanks JK about the upgrade path - It looks a good way to do it.
     
    Certifications: A+, Security +, CCNA, CCSA
    WIP: music, (dreaming of) CCIE Security :D
  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    I agree with JK since you're currently working with 2003 & 2008 - finish off the MCSA and then do the upgrade :)

    -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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  6. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I agree with Ken's advice that you should only certify in technology you work with, good luck with your studies 8)
     
    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
  7. dazza786

    dazza786 Megabyte Poster

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    I agree with Ken and Jim, who will agree with me.
     
    Certifications: MCP (271, 272, 270, 290, 291, 621, 681, 685), MCDST, MCTS, MCITP, MCSA, Security+, CCA(XA6.5)
  8. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I don't agree with Dazza, he has a santa hat on, just Ken, that is all. Jim
     
    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

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