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MCITP Server or Enterprise?

Discussion in 'MCAD / MCSD / MCPD' started by grimshs21, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. grimshs21

    grimshs21 New Member

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    Hi,

    Just wondered if anybody had any views on which is the better qualification, MCITP Enterprise or MCITP Server?

    Thanks
     
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  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    The EA is the fuller certification (one more exam to sit).

    You would be better of sitting the EA and then sitting the 70-646 exam rather than doing the MCITP:SA and then wanting to do the EA exam because you would then need to sit 70-643 and 70-647.

    I should warn you that the EA cert is definitely more aimed at the Enterprise Admin, you're expected to understand a wider range of products, not just Server 2008.

    If I am also honest, if you need to ask then you perhaps don't meet the current requirements for the EA exam (with regards to job and experience).
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    To be honest, it's not a case of which one is better or which one is "fuller". Both are aimed at specific job roles, especially when the "Pro" exam will actually test you on different things.

    -ken
     
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  4. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Which is why I said

     
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  5. grimshs21

    grimshs21 New Member

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Maybe I phrased the question badly... "better" was probably the wrong word to use. I'm keen to know what people think of which qualification is more sought after or which is more esteemed, if any... From looking at most jobs adverts with MCITP included, they don't seem to specify Enterprise or Server, just MCITP... probably a bad yardstick, but thats why I ask...!

    In terms of experience/quals, I am in my thirtheenth year in the industry and currently hold CNA, CCA, Network+, MCSE 2003, VCP and from today MCTS in 2008 - my decision is, where I go on the upgrade path, MCITP Server or MCITP Enterprise... :)
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    The MCITP:SA is more sought after by companies that need a server admin, and the MCITP:EA is more sought after by companies that need an enterprise admin.

    Mind you, getting those certifications doesn't automagically make you a server admin or an enterprise admin.

    If you've got the experience, BOTH. This doesn't have to be an either/or question.
     
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  7. rbirchme

    rbirchme New Member

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    I'm finishing up a 7 Certification Triple MCITP: Windows 7, Windows 2008 Server & Enterprise Administrator Boot Camp at CED Solutions in Atlanta Ga. Its hard but when you are done you get both and its only one extra test.

    Great classes at CED and great facility
     

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