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Should I do MCP in 70-270

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by greenbrucelee, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    Once I have done the A+ , I am considering doing an MCP before doing the N+ and was thinking about doing the MCP in 70-270.

    Do you think this is a good idea?

    Or should I be getting proper experience before doing that?
     
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  2. onoski

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    It would make sense getting a job first as this would consolidate your certs. On the other hand here in the UK you have more chances of landing an interview if you have an MCP.

    Yes this is a fact as am writting this from experience and not hear say:biggrin
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    In the in the end I want get an MCSE and as this counts as a core electiver (and probably the easiest one) then I was thinking it would be a good place to start.
     
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  4. Theprof

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    The way I see it is, you are using XP on daily basis so why not get an MCP. Yes there are a few things that you don't do with xp, but you'll learn and I am sure the exam wont be as hard since you are familiar with the OS.

    Also what is your goal? to be in networking I guess?
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    It certainley is.
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    There's nothing wrong with earning a MCP, especially when it's a client one :)

    If you have the experience and knowledge of Vista then I would recommend you doing the client exam for Vista. I recommend this as not only does this count as the client elective exam for the MCSA/MCSE but you also get the new cred from MS (the MCTS).

    However if you do not have the required knowledge/experience for the 70-620 (Vista), the 70-270 is an excellent choice to do as that is still an excellent exam to do (and with be valid for years still - lets face it the 2k route is only being retired next year) :biggrin

    -ken
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    Why wouldn't you pursue the MCDST?
     
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  8. greenbrucelee
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    I have never looked into really.

    You see my main objective in the end is to work in netwroking, thats why I felt doing a few MCPs and getting MSCE would be a better route.
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    1) The MCDST will give you the MCP certification along the way, and will fulfill the elective portion of the MCSA.

    2) You need to walk before you run.

    3) If you plan on working in networking, you're going to HAVE to get that acronym right. :wink:
     
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  10. greenbrucelee
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    1)I had never considered it before

    2)I understand that, its just what I am thinking of for the future

    3)Its my typing, I sometime type faster than I think and forget to read what I have done before posting.:oops:
     
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    1) You've got time to consider it. You don't *have* to do it... but it's certainly an option, and is a logical next step.

    2) You can't get to the distant future without going through the near future. ;)

    3) Clarity and accuracy are of utmost importance in a written medium. For example, there's quite a difference between going for your MCSA and your MCAS.

    Come on, man! Speed those fingers up, because it'd be a shame to slow your brain down! :twisted:
     
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    So you think I should go for MCDST then MCSA isntead of going for MCSE?

    But obviously getting my A+ well out of the way before that.
     
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    Yes, I do. :) And you need to do Network+ before doing your MCSA.

    Like I said, you need to learn to walk before you can run.
     
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    okidoki I will take you up on your advice, like I've said before you know more than me so I know it'll be the right thing to do.
     
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    So I take it the A+ and N+ will count as one elective for the MCSA
     
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    greenbrucelee,

    Sounds like a good idea to pursue an MCP after A+ since it is hosts that send user traffic that travels along the network which the Network+ may cover.

    Question is, do you have access to Windows XP Professional to study with? Keep in mind that the 70-270 is based on Windows XP Professional Edition and not Windows XP Home Edition. You should have at least a legitimate copy of Windows XP Professional evaluation to study with since Implementation includes the "attended installation" task.

    Good luck with earning your A+ certificate. :)
     
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    I only have Home edition at the mo but am purchasing pro next month.
     
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    greenbrucelee,

    If you get the "MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-270): Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, Second Edition" it comes with "NEW—120-day evaluation version of Windows XP Professional software with Windows XP Service Pack 2."

    Source:
    1. MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-270): Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, Second Edition - http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/7870.aspx
     
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  19. Mitzs
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    Green get you a older version of mavis beacon. You can get them like 10 bucks online and ebay. This will help speed your fingers up. However, in my case it will not do dodo for your spelling. :biggrin
     
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  20. BosonMichael
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    Yes, that would also count as your MCSA elective.
     
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