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MCSD prerequisite RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Reading about MCSD; some Texts says that MCSA is a prerequisite. But on the Info page about MCSD it says no such thing. Can anyone verify, which is it? Thanks
    • Edited by Chodk Tuesday, March 19, 2013 8:56 PM
    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 8:55 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    The current (new) MCSD tracks available do not have MCSA exams listed as a prerequisite:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcsd-certification.aspx#fbid=jMR2BcqA6nQ

    The Q&A on the link above also answers the question that the current/new MSCA tracks are not required:

    Q.Why is there no MCSA certification for developers?
    A.

    The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification identifies a set of core technology skills that are applicable to multiple technology solutions. For MCSD, there weren’t enough common skills to warrant a fully separate MCSA certification.


    Danny van Dam, Citrix CCIA/CCEE Microsoft MCSE Server Infrastructure/MCSE Desktop Infrastructure/MCSA Server 2008, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5 http://www.citrix-guru.com http://www.rds-support.eu

    • Marked as answer by Chodk Wednesday, March 20, 2013 3:18 PM
    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 9:48 AM
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All replies

  • Hi,

    The current (new) MCSD tracks available do not have MCSA exams listed as a prerequisite:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcsd-certification.aspx#fbid=jMR2BcqA6nQ

    The Q&A on the link above also answers the question that the current/new MSCA tracks are not required:

    Q.Why is there no MCSA certification for developers?
    A.

    The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification identifies a set of core technology skills that are applicable to multiple technology solutions. For MCSD, there weren’t enough common skills to warrant a fully separate MCSA certification.


    Danny van Dam, Citrix CCIA/CCEE Microsoft MCSE Server Infrastructure/MCSE Desktop Infrastructure/MCSA Server 2008, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5 http://www.citrix-guru.com http://www.rds-support.eu

    • Marked as answer by Chodk Wednesday, March 20, 2013 3:18 PM
    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 9:48 AM
    Moderator
  • Thank you. That answers my question :)
    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 12:41 PM