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The 70-290 certificate?

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by algorithm&blues, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. algorithm&blues

    algorithm&blues Nibble Poster

    Hi All,

    Please forgive me if I'm looking into this too much, or the answer is glaringly obvious to most.

    I passed my 70-290 last week. I've logged into the MCP site and the result does show up on my transcript and I have been given a certificate for this.

    My query is: Has everyone else only been given a MCP certificate?

    When I passed the Windows 7 exam, I received both a MCTS certificate, and a MCTS: Windows 7 certificate.
    When I passed the Vista exam, I received a MCTS: Windows Vista certificate.

    Going back years ago now, when I passed my MCDST: I had 2 certificates for both 70-271 and 70-272 and another certificate just for the MCDST.

    My question is: Why haven't I been given a certificate specifically for 70-290 i.e Server 2003.

    The certificate I have (MCP) is all well and good, but if I show it to my employer it makes no mention at all of the fact that I passed the exam on Server 2003. In fact it looks no different to the MCP certificate I had for passing an exam about Office applications 6 years ago.

    Sorry I had to ask here, but I'm currently struggling with Microsoft support who just keep replying to me that 70-290 is a partial credit for an MCSA or MCSE.
  2. Simonvm

    Simonvm Kilobyte Poster

    70-290 is not a certificate in itself, except for maybe the MCP title.
    It does count towards to the MCSA certification though... So on your next exam, you should get that one delivered too.
    Certifications: MCITP: EST, MCDST, MCTS, A+, N+, CCNP, CCNA Wireless
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  3. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    On the old track (MCP/MCDST/MCSA/MCSE) you would only get a cert if you achieved a credential, eg MCP, MCDST, MCSA, MCSE, etc... You wouldn't get a cert for the individual exams, however there was a point in time when MS was in the process of changing their certificate program and they did send out duplicate MCP certs (not sure if that was a mistake or intentional).

    On the new MCTS/MCITP route, you are issued a cert for every MCTS and MCITP (provided you meet all the requirements), as it's not a case of attaining Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Status which you get for passing a single MS exam, but gaining a Technical Specialist credential in X.
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
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  4. algorithm&blues

    algorithm&blues Nibble Poster

    Thanks guys,

    you've made more sense than 3 Microsoft employees put together so far!

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