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MCSA advice required

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by jk2447, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Hi Gang,

    I'm wondering. If I get my MCSA next month (fingers crossed) by passing 70-270, 70-290, 70-291 and 70-299, if I were to then go and 70-284 which then meets the requirements for MCSA: Messaging, would I be able to say I have an MCSA: Messaging or would it show up as just MCSA on my Transcript?

    So in a nutshell my question is, can the same exam count towards multiple Microsoft Qualifications?

    And one last one while I'm feeling inquisitive. When people get their MCSE, do they stop mentioning that they have an MCSA? Seeing as the MCSE could be made up of the same courses and then some.

    Thanks guys

    James
     
    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
  2. Gav

    Gav Kilobyte Poster

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    I would imagine so, as (for example) 70-290 is a core exam for the MCSA and MCSE and I couldn't imagine Microsoft making you take it twice.
     
  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    You will have both the MCSA and the MCSA: Messaging on your transcript.

    Yes the same exam can count towards different qualifications, but not different requirements in the same qualification (eg you can use the 70-620 as a client or elective for the MCSA, but not both within the same MCSA).

    That is up to the individual person, however please note that you can achieve the MCSE without achieving the MCSA, just like you can achieve the MCSA without first doing the MCDST. It all depends on the module/exams that you do. Me personally, I list all the MS credentials that I've earned on my CV and not just my highest.

    -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. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Thanks very much for taking the time to write such a detailed reply Ken. That answers everything I've wanted to know. I think I'll list all of my MS certs too. Cheers mate
    James
     
    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
  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    I've attached a snippet of my transcript to show how it's look. You will also get a cert for the MCSA: M even if you already have the MCSA cert :)

    -Ken
     

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    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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    Ah thanks very much Ken, thats exactly what I was after but didn't want to ask ha ha
    My main reason for asking is when I apply for jobs I want to make sure I have my facts straight by saying MCSA, MCSA:M, MCSE sort of thing. What a guy! :biggrin

    PS Stop being so lazy and get some certs will ya, you only had twenty on that transcript . . . . . ha ha
     
    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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