Obtaining MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, All.

    I'm newbie here and just wanted to ask about MCSA Certification.

    Let's say I have passed already the 70-685 Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician, can I substitute 70-681 Windows 7 and Office 2010 to 70-680 Windows 7, Configuring when obtaining Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate?


    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:52 AM


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  • I would suggest log-in to the MCP portal and use the certificate planner tool. Very intuitive


    Install Training and Certification Guide app 

    • Edited by Shaun Vermaak Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:19 PM update
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:15 PM
  • Hi, Canara.

    I am assuming you'd like to earn the MCSA: Windows 7 certification. There are actually seven(7) different MCSA certifications available, as shown here:

    The MCSA: Windows 7 certification is described here:

    As the web pages describes, you must pass exams 70-680 and 70-685.

    Optionally, you can pass 70-686 instead of 70-685 to earn this MCSA certification title.

    Those are your only options.

    NOTE: You may need to copy/paste these links into a different browser for them to be seen. Try IE, Chrome, or Firefox.

    Good luck!

    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:52 PM
  • Hey,

    There are seven MCSA certification available. You must have to pass the 70-680 and 70-685 exams. 

    You can also pass 70-686 without have to clear 70-685 for MCSA certification. 

    But its not that mush easy to clear MCSA certification. You have to attend a training program. I have attended a training program from Koenig Solutions (provides training on all popular IT certifications) and after that I cleared this certification

    Monday, August 4, 2014 10:49 AM
  • Hi,

    You definitely know what I want to talk about, I'd like to earn MCSA: Windows 7

    It means, if I wanted it (MCSA: Windows 7) to obtain, it's mandatory to passed 70-680 and either of two of 70-685/ 70-686.

    Thanks to all who answered to my question...

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 10:15 AM