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MCSA - passed the requirements - or have I ???

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by AllanWallace, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. AllanWallace

    AllanWallace Bit Poster

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    I passed my 4th microsoft exam yesterday ( 070-680 ) but have still been left a little confused....

    On the main MCSA certification page ( Systems Administrator| MCSA | Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator ) it says:

    "To earn the MCSA on Windows Server 2003 certification, you must pass four exams (in any order):
    Two exams on networking systems
    One exam on client operating systems
    One elective exam"

    I have passed:
    Two exams on networking systems (70-290, 70-291)
    One exam on client operating systems (70-680)
    One elective exam (70-270)

    - but my certified professional transcript still shows me as an MCP (although it does show all the individual exams)

    Also, on the certification planner, ( https://mcp.microsoft.com/mcp/tools/CertificationsInProgress.aspx )
    where it shows the list of requirements, it has a category of "Elective (2 *)"
    - which suggests to me the certification planner is expecting 2 electives, when the main MCSA page says only one elective is required.....

    Anyone else experienced similar when passing MCSA?
    Is the certification planner wrong???
     
    Certifications: MCSA, MCTS 70-680, MCP 70-291, 70-290, 70-270, NVQ3, NVQ2
    WIP: MCITP, ITIL
  2. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Because the MSCA is, as you have pointed out, a 'mash-up' of several different exams - some of which are 'electives' it takes a while for your transcript to show the change, even though your individual exams are already shown.

    Don't worry, it will catch-up and show your MCSA, probably well within the 48-hours you are told it can take.

    And, BTW, congrats!!
     
    Certifications: B.Sc.(Hons), MBCS. MCP (271,272), MCDST, MCTS (680), MCITP:EDST7, MCSA:WIN7, MCPS, MCNPS
    WIP: 70-686, then onto MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure via MCSA: Server 2012...
  3. AllanWallace

    AllanWallace Bit Poster

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    Thanks!


    and thanks again!
     
    Certifications: MCSA, MCTS 70-680, MCP 70-291, 70-290, 70-270, NVQ3, NVQ2
    WIP: MCITP, ITIL
  4. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Looks like you're all updated now!

    Congrats again..!
     
    Certifications: B.Sc.(Hons), MBCS. MCP (271,272), MCDST, MCTS (680), MCITP:EDST7, MCSA:WIN7, MCPS, MCNPS
    WIP: 70-686, then onto MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure via MCSA: Server 2012...
  5. AllanWallace

    AllanWallace Bit Poster

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    Thanks for the heads up, it has indeed updated!

    Now i must go and edit my signature!
     
    Certifications: MCSA, MCTS 70-680, MCP 70-291, 70-290, 70-270, NVQ3, NVQ2
    WIP: MCITP, ITIL

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