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Lost in the dark,Please shed some light on mcp

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by makadara, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. makadara

    makadara New Member

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    hi everyone, 8)

    its been a very long time since i studied, but still have a good foundation with computers and networking.

    i want to start doing the mcp, but dint know where to start , or which course would earn me an mcp.:rolleyes:

    is exam 70-290 managing and maintaining windows 2003 server a good starting point? :dry

    Thanks
     
  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    I'd have a good look at the microsoft cert site for a start ! :D

    Practically any M$ exam will get you MCP status with a few exceptions. Are you really asking about MCSA/MCSE ?
     
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  3. makadara

    makadara New Member

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    mcse would be the taget
     
  4. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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  5. makadara

    makadara New Member

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    thanks for the link, i orginally wanted to start with the vista exam and someone told me that it wasn't a core exam,
    if it is then would it be better to do the vista followed by the server 2003

    Exam 70-620: TS: Microsoft Windows Vista, Configuring
     
  6. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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  7. makadara

    makadara New Member

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    thanks for the link, i orginally wanted to start with the vista exam and someone told me that it wasn't a core exam,
    if it is then would it be better to do the vista followed by the server 2003

    Exam 70-620: TS: Microsoft Windows Vista, Configuring
     
  8. wagnerk
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    The client exam is a core exam you have to do, currently you have a choice of 70-210 (Win2k), 70-270 (WinXP) or 70-620 (Vista). See here.

    However if you have already passed a client exam (either 2k or XP) then if you do the 70-620, you can use that pass as an elective, you do need one and at the same time get the MCTS cred.

    -ken
     
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  9. makadara

    makadara New Member

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    so vista as my first exam would earn me an mcp?
    sorry , just new to all this stuff
    thanks
     
  10. Luddym

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    The 70-620 would make you a MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist?), not an MCP, as it is Part of Microsofts newer style of cert.

    As far as i see it, the MCP's are the older style of microsoft certification, as are the MCSE/MCSA, and the newer ones are all MCTS and other some such acronyms.

    If you took the XP client exam 70-270 (A client exam is probably where you should start, not the server exam which is 70-290) then that would make you an MCP.
     
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  11. makadara

    makadara New Member

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    thanks to all, i can see some light now
     

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