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Microsoft's New Certs

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by simongrahamuk, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Guy's I've just been looking at what new exams MS are releasing here and a question poped into my head:

    They way that they are structuring the certs will you have to have passed an MCTS exam before you can take a MCITP exam?

    Obviously you need to have achieved MCTS status before you can become an MCITP, but can you still take the exams in any order?

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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Good find Si. As for the order in which to do them i couldn't see anything.
     
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  3. JonnyMX

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    They're a bit like MCPs, there is no specific order to them so you can do them any way you like.

    It is a bit confusing as they aren't quite like the conventional exams wer're used to.
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  4. michael78

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    I'm sure I read somewhere that you have to have passed the MCTS exams before progressing onto the MCITP exams.

    When does the new structure go into practice? I'm assumming it will be with the release of Vista?
     
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  5. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    im very confused at how MS is changing its cert structure... and to be honest a little concerned or should i not be?

    once i get my MCSE lets say by the end of the year will it be rendered "useless" because of the new exams? thus forcing me to more exams just to be certfied?

    If someone could explain to me the new certs:

    • Today: Pass 70-228 and become a MCP , pass the rest and you become a MCDBA.

    • In the near Future: What do you have to pass to become a 'MCP' (whats the new term used?) Then i understand there are two more stages? its all confusing to me so if someone could explain using SQL server 2005 and database administrator status it would be nice!

    Thanks! :biggrin
     
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  6. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    These may help answer your questions Zimbo.

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  7. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    There are currently upgrade exams for MCAD, MSCD and MCDBA, so I imagine that will be the same for MCSA/MCSE when we get that far.
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD

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