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MCSA electives/Comptia

Discussion in 'Windows 7 / 8 /10 Client Exams' started by demarrer, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. demarrer

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    Hi,
    Quick question. What combination of Comptia Exams count as an elective for the MCSA?
    Cheers
     
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    A+ & N+ count as the elective meaning you'd need 70-290, 70-291 and a client exam i.e 70-270 or 70-620.

    Security + counts as an elective on its own. If you wanted to get an MCSA: Security like me you'd need a Microsoft security exam like 299 or 351 in addition to the above and your Sec+.

    Cheers
    Jim
     
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    Cheers Jim - that's all the info I need. I had seen that the sec + was enough on its own, but couldnt find any info on the microsoft website.

    Have been looking at the specialisation 70-299 - Implementing and Administering Security in a Windows Server 2003 Network. :)

    How tough is the MCSA?
     
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    Its impossible to measure really mate as it all depends on how much you work with the stuff, years experience etc. What I would say is that it certainly isn't easy and having gained mine I've got nothing but respect for anyone who's done the same.

    I passed 70-299 on the second attempt. Only just failed the first time. Quite hard but do-able and helped my MCSA stand out a little adding the :Security to it :D
     
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    Cheers for that. Just getting my study material together and getting stuck in straight away. Working with the server 2003 technology/XP all the time so hoping my experience will bring down the study time.

    Definitely considering the security exam - I really enjoyed the sec + exam and learning IT system from a security point of view..

    cheers again for your input!! :biggrin
     
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    Good man. Security is the way forward :D
     
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