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MCSA or MCITP: Server Administrator

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by Rockstar, May 11, 2010.

  1. Rockstar

    Rockstar Bit Poster

    Opinions please -

    I have a motivation problem spending too much time studying Server 2003 when Server 2008 is the new thing most companies are implementing...your thoughts?

    side note:
    70-291 - how do you go about studing for OT (old technology) which they have in this exam (land lines/modems) and do you study for WSUS or WUS -

    Certifications: A+, Net+, MCP - 70-290, 70-270
    WIP: need to get 70-291 - to get MCSA!
  2. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    My first thought is that most companies still predominantly use Server 2003. My second thought is that you don't have to choose one OR the other... I'd rather hire someone who knows BOTH.
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  3. Asterix

    Asterix Megabyte Poster

    Same old question: what do you currently work with?
  4. Rockstar

    Rockstar Bit Poster

    So... I work with Server 2003 but we will be converting to Server 2008 soon and know there are differences and would like to be as knowledgeable as possible during this conversion.

    just looking for an suggestion on what to spend my time on - I already know Server 2003 fairly well and feel it might be a waste of time to study for Server 2003 MS exams when I could be learning new stuff in Server 2008.

    Certifications: A+, Net+, MCP - 70-290, 70-270
    WIP: need to get 70-291 - to get MCSA!
  5. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

    If you're working with 2003 then get certified in it, the certification is designed to show your skills in that product, so if you're not working with 2008 yet why on earth would you get certified on it?
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
  6. xmojo

    xmojo Nibble Poster

    Study for WSUS. You can download it too from Microsoft, which you can't do with SUS anymore.
  7. skulkerboyo

    skulkerboyo Megabyte Poster

    Get both

    The 2003 stuff is a looooooong way off from being obselete

    As for the "old technology" you refer to such as modems. The most they'll be is referred to. They wont be asking you for AT commands or anything. Its just a means of connecting to a network.

    See how you get on with the 291.
    Certifications: MCITP:SA, MCSA 03, MCSA 08, MCTS(680+648),A+,N+,ITILV3 Foundation, ITIL Intermediate: Operational Support and Analysis
    WIP: 70-417

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