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  • Hey there guys, i have been on a college course, and passed the following exams (pasted straight from my transcript)

    Microsoft Certification Exams Completed Successfully

    Exam ID Description Date Completed
    680 TS: Windows 7, Configuring
    291 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
    290 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
    270 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
    But here is the confusing part, i have completed those exams, and here : http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcsa.aspx#tab2 it clearly states i have all the requirements to become MCSA 2003, yet in my Transcript, i show up as MCTS and MCP, but not MCSA!

    Can anyone help? can i do anything? this MCSA is very important for my future in my Job.
    Saturday, February 20, 2010 8:06 AM

Answers

  • Dear Ben-BSH

    The exams you have passed should definitely give you the MCSA 2003 title :-)
    But when did yo pass the last exam - maybe it hasn´t been "updated" yet on the MCP site ?
    But here´s the support telephone number and mail that you should be able to get the answers through:

    -Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) support Telephone: (800) 636 7544

    -MCPSupportCenter@manynet.org 

    I hope your future will be filled with joy :-)


    If you feel that the info can be categorized as an"answer" you are most welcome to mark it as such, so others can use it as well :-)

    Many warm regards
    Gitte Lund, Microworld

    www.microworld.dk
    www.mscertkit.com
    www.microworldnova.com

     


    You are welcome to visit my profile on LinkedIn as well and maybe we can connect and help each other networking: http://dk.linkedin.com/in/gittelund
    • Proposed as answer by Gitte Lund Sunday, February 21, 2010 4:41 AM
    • Marked as answer by Ben-BSH Sunday, February 21, 2010 7:54 AM
    Saturday, February 20, 2010 8:16 PM
  • I agree, call the MCP support centre. The exams you have should qualify you as MCSA - how long ago did you pass the last of these?
    • Marked as answer by Ben-BSH Sunday, February 21, 2010 7:54 AM
    Saturday, February 20, 2010 10:43 PM
  • Dear Ben-BSH

    I think everything will turn out OK in the end - when it has had a bit more time to get "updated" - but again as mentioned in my earlier post - give them a call/send them a mail tomorrow to be sure :-)

    I hope everything will be sorted out for the best for you.....

    If you feel that the info can be categorized as an"answer" you are most welcome to mark it as such, so others can use it as well :-)

     

    Many warm regards
    Gitte Lund, Microworld

    www.microworld.dk
    www.mscertkit.com
    www.microworldnova.com


    You are welcome to visit my profile on LinkedIn as well and maybe we can connect and help each other networking: http://dk.linkedin.com/in/gittelund
    • Marked as answer by Ben-BSH Sunday, February 21, 2010 7:54 AM
    Sunday, February 21, 2010 7:28 AM
  • Dear Fu H

    See the MS info I have copied in (esp. the highlighted lines) - and you can see it´s verified by MS that you can take i.e. the 70-270 (XP) exam as the Client exam and then use the 70-680 (WIN7) as Elective exam !
    The thing you CAN NOT do is to ONLY take i.e. 70-680 and then think that it can "count" as both a client AND an Elective exam. But Ben did NOT do that - he has taken both ...therefore it´s correct that Ben meets the MCSA 2003 requirements :-)

    See below:

    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)

     

    Prove your expertise in systems administration on Windows Server operating systems by earning a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) credential. This credential helps you advance your career by showing customers and employers that you have the skills necessary to successfully manage and troubleshoot network environments running on Windows server systems.

    Level:

    One to twelve months of experience in working with a desktop operating system, a network operating system, and an existing network infrastructure

    Audience:

    IT professional

    Type:

    Microsoft Certification


    Overview

    The Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) credential validates your ability to manage and troubleshoot network environments in the Windows operating system. It reflects a unique set of skills required to succeed in a variety of job roles, such as systems administrator, network administrator, information systems administrator, network operations analyst, network technician, and technical support specialist.

     

    MCSA candidate profile
    An MCSA candidate should have one to twelve months of experience in working with a desktop operating system, a network operating system, and an existing network infrastructure.


    Why get certified?

    Earning a Microsoft Certification validates your proven experience and knowledge in using Microsoft products and solutions. Designed to be relevant in today's rapidly changing IT marketplace, Microsoft Certifications help you utilize evolving technologies, fine-tune your troubleshooting skills, and improve your job satisfaction.

    Whether you are new to technology, changing jobs, or a seasoned IT professional, becoming certified demonstrates to customers, peers, and employers that you are committed to advancing your skills and taking on greater challenges. In addition, certification provides you with access to exclusive Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) resources and benefits, including opportunities to connect with a vast, global network of MCPs.


    Certifications

    MCSA on Windows Server 2003

    The enduring strength of Windows Server 2003 in the market suggests that demand for related IT expertise will continue for many years. Earn the MCSA on Windows Server 2003 to demonstrate your expertise to customers and employers. Prove your skills in Windows administration, including system environment management and troubleshooting.

    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

    Note Many of the exams in this certification track are retired. If a required exam is retired and you have not yet passed that exam, you cannot complete the certification track. You must fulfill all listed requirements to earn the certification. If you passed a required exam before it retired, it can be applied toward certification. The credential will not expire.

    Exams on networking systems: Both required

    Exam number

    Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment

    Exam 70-290

    Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

    Exam 70-291

    Exams on client operating systems: Choose one

    Exam number

    TS: Windows 7, Configuring

    Note You may apply this exam toward either the elective requirement or the client operating systems requirement—not both.

    Exam 70-680

    TS: Configuring Windows Vista Client

    Note You may apply this exam toward either the elective requirement or the client operating systems requirement—not both.

    Exam 70-620

    Installing, Configuring, and Administering Windows XP Professional

    Exam 70-270

    Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

    Note This exam is retired, but if you already passed it, you can apply it toward this certification.

    Exam 70-210

     

    Elective exam: Choose one

    Exam number

    Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0

    Note This exam is retired, but if you already passed it, you can apply it toward this certification.

    Exam 70-086

    Designing, Managing, and Maintaining Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003

    Note This exam can count toward both the MCSA and the MCSE elective exam requirements.

    Exam 70-089

    Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000, Enterprise Edition

    Note This exam is retired, but if you already passed it, you can apply it toward this certification. This exam can count toward both the MCSA elective requirement and an MCSA: Security Specialization requirement.

    Exam 70-227

    Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition

    Note This exam is retired, but if you already passed it, you can apply it toward this certification. This exam can count toward both the MCSA and the MCSE elective exam requirements.

    Exam 70-228

    TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions Using Microsoft BizTalk Server

    Exam 70-235

    TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Configuring

    Exam 70-236

    TS: Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 – Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting

    Exam 70-262

    Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

    Note This exam can count toward both the MCSA elective requirement and an MCSA: Messaging Specialization requirement.

    Exam 70-284

    Implementing and Administering Security in a Windows Server 2003 Network

    Exam 70-299

    Implementing Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004

    Note This exam can count toward both the MCSA elective requirement and an MCSA: Security Specialization requirement.

    Exam 70-350

    TS: Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006, Configuring

    Exam 70-351

    TS: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring

    Exam 70-400

    TS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring

    Exam 70-401

    TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 – Implementation and Maintenance

    Exam 70-431

    TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence – Implementation and Maintenance

    Exam 70-445

    TS: Microsoft Windows Mobile Designing, Implementing, and Managing

    Exam 70-500

    TS: Microsoft Forefront Client and Server, Configuration

    Exam 70-557

    TS: Configuring Windows Vista Client

    Note You can apply this exam toward either the elective requirement or the client operating systems requirement—not both.

    Exam 70-620

    TS: Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office System Desktops

    Exam 70-624

    TS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Configuring

    Exam 70-630

    TS: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Configuring

    Exam 70-631

    TS: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Configuring

    Exam 70-638

    TS: Windows 7, Configuring

    Note You can apply this exam toward either the elective requirement or the client operating systems requirement—not both.

    Exam 70-680

    Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)

    MCDST

    MCSE on Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

    MCSE

    MCSA on Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

    See the requirements in the next section

    MCSE on Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

    Note This certification is discontinued, but if you already earned it, you can apply it toward this certification.

    Discontinued

    Specific third-party (CompTIA) certifications:

    CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+

    or

    CompTIA Security+

     



    If you feel that the info can be categorized as an"answer" you are most welcome to mark it as such, so others can use it as well :-)


    Many warm regards
    Gitte Lund, Microworld

    www.microworld.dk
    www.mscertkit.com
    www.microworldnova.com


    You are welcome to visit my profile on LinkedIn as well and maybe we can connect and help each other networking: http://dk.linkedin.com/in/gittelund
    • Marked as answer by Ben-BSH Thursday, February 25, 2010 4:59 PM
    • Edited by Gitte Lund Thursday, February 25, 2010 5:13 PM
    Thursday, February 25, 2010 7:24 AM

All replies

  • Dear Ben-BSH

    The exams you have passed should definitely give you the MCSA 2003 title :-)
    But when did yo pass the last exam - maybe it hasn´t been "updated" yet on the MCP site ?
    But here´s the support telephone number and mail that you should be able to get the answers through:

    -Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) support Telephone: (800) 636 7544

    -MCPSupportCenter@manynet.org 

    I hope your future will be filled with joy :-)


    If you feel that the info can be categorized as an"answer" you are most welcome to mark it as such, so others can use it as well :-)

    Many warm regards
    Gitte Lund, Microworld

    www.microworld.dk
    www.mscertkit.com
    www.microworldnova.com

     


    You are welcome to visit my profile on LinkedIn as well and maybe we can connect and help each other networking: http://dk.linkedin.com/in/gittelund
    • Proposed as answer by Gitte Lund Sunday, February 21, 2010 4:41 AM
    • Marked as answer by Ben-BSH Sunday, February 21, 2010 7:54 AM
    Saturday, February 20, 2010 8:16 PM
  • I agree, call the MCP support centre. The exams you have should qualify you as MCSA - how long ago did you pass the last of these?
    • Marked as answer by Ben-BSH Sunday, February 21, 2010 7:54 AM
    Saturday, February 20, 2010 10:43 PM
  • only on Friday, but what got me worried is its registered the Windows 7 exam, which is what i took on Friday, and registered that it also makes me MCTS, but not MCSA.
    Sunday, February 21, 2010 6:03 AM
  • Dear Ben-BSH

    I think everything will turn out OK in the end - when it has had a bit more time to get "updated" - but again as mentioned in my earlier post - give them a call/send them a mail tomorrow to be sure :-)

    I hope everything will be sorted out for the best for you.....

    If you feel that the info can be categorized as an"answer" you are most welcome to mark it as such, so others can use it as well :-)

     

    Many warm regards
    Gitte Lund, Microworld

    www.microworld.dk
    www.mscertkit.com
    www.microworldnova.com


    You are welcome to visit my profile on LinkedIn as well and maybe we can connect and help each other networking: http://dk.linkedin.com/in/gittelund
    • Marked as answer by Ben-BSH Sunday, February 21, 2010 7:54 AM
    Sunday, February 21, 2010 7:28 AM
  • You need an elective exam to complete the certificate requirements for MCSA. 680 & 270 are basically the same, it fulfills the Client Operating System requirement. If you've taken CompTIA's Security+ or A+ & Network+, then you can forward the info to MS for credit. Otherwise, you need to take an elective exam. The link you posted show list them for you.
    Wednesday, February 24, 2010 6:39 PM
  • Dear Fu H

    See the MS info I have copied in (esp. the highlighted lines) - and you can see it´s verified by MS that you can take i.e. the 70-270 (XP) exam as the Client exam and then use the 70-680 (WIN7) as Elective exam !
    The thing you CAN NOT do is to ONLY take i.e. 70-680 and then think that it can "count" as both a client AND an Elective exam. But Ben did NOT do that - he has taken both ...therefore it´s correct that Ben meets the MCSA 2003 requirements :-)

    See below:

    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)

     

    Prove your expertise in systems administration on Windows Server operating systems by earning a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) credential. This credential helps you advance your career by showing customers and employers that you have the skills necessary to successfully manage and troubleshoot network environments running on Windows server systems.

    Level:

    One to twelve months of experience in working with a desktop operating system, a network operating system, and an existing network infrastructure

    Audience:

    IT professional

    Type:

    Microsoft Certification


    Overview

    The Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) credential validates your ability to manage and troubleshoot network environments in the Windows operating system. It reflects a unique set of skills required to succeed in a variety of job roles, such as systems administrator, network administrator, information systems administrator, network operations analyst, network technician, and technical support specialist.

     

    MCSA candidate profile
    An MCSA candidate should have one to twelve months of experience in working with a desktop operating system, a network operating system, and an existing network infrastructure.


    Why get certified?

    Earning a Microsoft Certification validates your proven experience and knowledge in using Microsoft products and solutions. Designed to be relevant in today's rapidly changing IT marketplace, Microsoft Certifications help you utilize evolving technologies, fine-tune your troubleshooting skills, and improve your job satisfaction.

    Whether you are new to technology, changing jobs, or a seasoned IT professional, becoming certified demonstrates to customers, peers, and employers that you are committed to advancing your skills and taking on greater challenges. In addition, certification provides you with access to exclusive Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) resources and benefits, including opportunities to connect with a vast, global network of MCPs.


    Certifications

    MCSA on Windows Server 2003

    The enduring strength of Windows Server 2003 in the market suggests that demand for related IT expertise will continue for many years. Earn the MCSA on Windows Server 2003 to demonstrate your expertise to customers and employers. Prove your skills in Windows administration, including system environment management and troubleshooting.

    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

    Note Many of the exams in this certification track are retired. If a required exam is retired and you have not yet passed that exam, you cannot complete the certification track. You must fulfill all listed requirements to earn the certification. If you passed a required exam before it retired, it can be applied toward certification. The credential will not expire.

    Exams on networking systems: Both required

    Exam number

    Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment

    Exam 70-290

    Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

    Exam 70-291

    Exams on client operating systems: Choose one

    Exam number

    TS: Windows 7, Configuring

    Note You may apply this exam toward either the elective requirement or the client operating systems requirement—not both.

    Exam 70-680

    TS: Configuring Windows Vista Client

    Note You may apply this exam toward either the elective requirement or the client operating systems requirement—not both.

    Exam 70-620

    Installing, Configuring, and Administering Windows XP Professional

    Exam 70-270

    Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

    Note This exam is retired, but if you already passed it, you can apply it toward this certification.

    Exam 70-210

     

    Elective exam: Choose one

    Exam number

    Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0

    Note This exam is retired, but if you already passed it, you can apply it toward this certification.

    Exam 70-086

    Designing, Managing, and Maintaining Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003

    Note This exam can count toward both the MCSA and the MCSE elective exam requirements.

    Exam 70-089

    Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000, Enterprise Edition

    Note This exam is retired, but if you already passed it, you can apply it toward this certification. This exam can count toward both the MCSA elective requirement and an MCSA: Security Specialization requirement.

    Exam 70-227

    Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition

    Note This exam is retired, but if you already passed it, you can apply it toward this certification. This exam can count toward both the MCSA and the MCSE elective exam requirements.

    Exam 70-228

    TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions Using Microsoft BizTalk Server

    Exam 70-235

    TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Configuring

    Exam 70-236

    TS: Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 – Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting

    Exam 70-262

    Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

    Note This exam can count toward both the MCSA elective requirement and an MCSA: Messaging Specialization requirement.

    Exam 70-284

    Implementing and Administering Security in a Windows Server 2003 Network

    Exam 70-299

    Implementing Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004

    Note This exam can count toward both the MCSA elective requirement and an MCSA: Security Specialization requirement.

    Exam 70-350

    TS: Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006, Configuring

    Exam 70-351

    TS: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring

    Exam 70-400

    TS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring

    Exam 70-401

    TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 – Implementation and Maintenance

    Exam 70-431

    TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence – Implementation and Maintenance

    Exam 70-445

    TS: Microsoft Windows Mobile Designing, Implementing, and Managing

    Exam 70-500

    TS: Microsoft Forefront Client and Server, Configuration

    Exam 70-557

    TS: Configuring Windows Vista Client

    Note You can apply this exam toward either the elective requirement or the client operating systems requirement—not both.

    Exam 70-620

    TS: Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office System Desktops

    Exam 70-624

    TS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Configuring

    Exam 70-630

    TS: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Configuring

    Exam 70-631

    TS: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Configuring

    Exam 70-638

    TS: Windows 7, Configuring

    Note You can apply this exam toward either the elective requirement or the client operating systems requirement—not both.

    Exam 70-680

    Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)

    MCDST

    MCSE on Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

    MCSE

    MCSA on Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

    See the requirements in the next section

    MCSE on Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

    Note This certification is discontinued, but if you already earned it, you can apply it toward this certification.

    Discontinued

    Specific third-party (CompTIA) certifications:

    CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+

    or

    CompTIA Security+

     



    If you feel that the info can be categorized as an"answer" you are most welcome to mark it as such, so others can use it as well :-)


    Many warm regards
    Gitte Lund, Microworld

    www.microworld.dk
    www.mscertkit.com
    www.microworldnova.com


    You are welcome to visit my profile on LinkedIn as well and maybe we can connect and help each other networking: http://dk.linkedin.com/in/gittelund
    • Marked as answer by Ben-BSH Thursday, February 25, 2010 4:59 PM
    • Edited by Gitte Lund Thursday, February 25, 2010 5:13 PM
    Thursday, February 25, 2010 7:24 AM
  • Thanks all, i have now been credited with my MCSA, and now it is time to move onto a MCSE or MCITP!
    Thursday, February 25, 2010 5:00 PM
  • Dear Ben-BSH

    congrats :-)

    Let me know if I ever can help you again :-)

     

     

    Many warm regards
    Gitte Lund, Microworld

    www.microworld.dk
    www.mscertkit.com
    www.microworldnova.com


    You are welcome to visit my profile on LinkedIn as well and maybe we can connect and help each other networking: http://dk.linkedin.com/in/gittelund
    Thursday, February 25, 2010 5:12 PM