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MCIPT-MCSA course - please advise!!! RRS feed

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  • Hi folks,

    I am interested in taking the MCIPT-MCSA course (yes, a mixed one) in one of my local colleges, which are certified by Microsoft to be its official study centers. I am comparing the syllabus of two such colleges, and what is weird is that the MOC courses they propose (and the exams they prepare for) are only 90% the same.

    One college has the following syllabus:

    1) MOC 50321: Windows 7, Configuring Technology Specialist Course (Exam # 70680)

    2) MOC 2273: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment  (Exam # 70290)

    3) MOC 2277: Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure  (Exam # 70291)

    4) MOC 6430: Planning and Administering Windows Server 2008 Servers

    5) MOC 5047: Introduction to Installing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1  (Exam # 70236)

    6) MOC 6416: Updating Your Network Infrastructure and Active Directory  Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008 (Exam # 70648)

    7) MOC 6417:  Updating Your Application Platform Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008 (Exam # 70646)

    Another college offers the same courses and exams except for the last one and **also** offers the following 2 courses:

    1) MOC 6418: Deploying Windows Server 2008 (Exam # 70643)

    2) MOC 6435: Designing a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure (Exam # 70647).

    My question is how is it possible that both colleges prepare and provide the official MCITP-MCSA certification by teaching different MOC courses and preparing for different exams?

     

    Thank you a lot in advance for your response!!!

    Ronald  
     

    Monday, June 21, 2010 7:35 AM

Answers

  • Related to your other post, personally, I'd skip the MCSA and earn the MCITP Enterprise Administrator certification first.  Then, possibly go on to learning Exchange Server (either 2007 or 2010).

     

    Keep in mind that the MCSA focuses on Server 2003, which is 7 year old technology.  Many companies are now going to Server 2008 and Windows 7.  Additionally, much of what you learn about Server 2008 is backwards compatible to Server 2003.

    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, July 8, 2010 1:51 PM
    Monday, June 21, 2010 12:29 PM
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  • Related to your other post, personally, I'd skip the MCSA and earn the MCITP Enterprise Administrator certification first.  Then, possibly go on to learning Exchange Server (either 2007 or 2010).

     

    Keep in mind that the MCSA focuses on Server 2003, which is 7 year old technology.  Many companies are now going to Server 2008 and Windows 7.  Additionally, much of what you learn about Server 2008 is backwards compatible to Server 2003.

    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, July 8, 2010 1:51 PM
    Monday, June 21, 2010 12:29 PM
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  • Hi Charles,

    Thanks for your input! The problem is that if I take a course at a college, there is no such option as taking just part of a syllabus. Currently, they don't offer just MCITP.

     

    My best regards,

    Ronald

    Monday, June 21, 2010 2:06 PM
  • Is this a "real" college (i.e. junior college or four year)?
    Monday, June 21, 2010 2:56 PM
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  • Well, it's a college department which offers non-academic courses.

     

    Best regards,

    Ronald

    Monday, June 21, 2010 4:17 PM
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