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Which MCP next (done 290, about to take 291)

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Brooksy80, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Brooksy80

    Brooksy80 Bit Poster

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    Hi all,

    As the title really. I'm aiming for MCSE. I already have the 70-270 and 70-284 MS Press books, but unsure if it's the best idea to do these next.

    Heard that the 293 carries on the 291, so may make sense to do this next.

    So it's either,

    a) 290, 291, 293, 294, 298, 270, 284

    or

    b) 290, 291, 270, 284, 293, 294, 298

    What do you guys advise?
     
  2. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    I haven't done the 293 myself, but I have heard from several sources that it is very close to the 291. If you can take the pain of studying for both of those in a row it would make sense to do them in that order.

    The other don't matte as much, but the logical order is usually client, server then network infrastucture (270, 290, 291).

    GL with the studies anyway.
     
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  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I've got 270 and 290 and don't feel there's that much in 270 that would help you pass 291. Since you've already got 290 I'd be tempted to go for 291, 293 then 270 for your MCSA. Cheers, Jim
     
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  4. Brooksy80

    Brooksy80 Bit Poster

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    Cheers guys.

    Didn't think the 293 was part of MCSA? Just checked the MS site again and it doesn't appear to be.

    I'm taking the 291 exam next week, so I don't want to pull out that now.

    If I go down route a, it means I won't get MCSA until I get MCSE as well. Not the end of the world, although would have been cool to get MCSA earlier.

    Been studying hard the last month and have the 290 under my belt. I'm planning on spending 3 weeks, 7 hours a day on each MCP as I'm out of work. I've fair saved a fair bit so I don't have to worry about working for another 6 months. Will hopefully get MCSE in this period.
     
  5. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    That sounds like a good plan mate. Normally I'd of said no way if you were working but until you land your next role, getting up at 8am, start at 9 until 4 or 5pm studying will keep you in the working groove and mean you can still have a life. You'll also get your certs a lot quicker than the likes of myself who fits study in here and there when possible. Best of luck mate. Get stuck ask us lot :D
    Cheers, Jim
     
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