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  • Hello,

    I have a quick question.  I am currently working toward my MCSA 2003.  I have completed CompTIA A+ and Network+ certs.  Microsoft wise, i have completed exams 70-270 and 70-290.  I am planning to take (and pass) the 70-291 exam next week.  After 70-291 i will have completed my MCSA 2003. 

    My question is, will the MCSA 2003 count as an elective toward the MCSE?  I see on the MCSE 2003 page that an MCSA 2000 can count as one elective toward the MCSE 2003.  I know i need to do 70-293, 70-294, and i am planning to use 70-298 as well.  Would I still need to do one more elective following 298?

    Maybe this is a simple question, but i am confused.  Thanks for the help!

     

    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 9:34 PM

Answers

  • Hi Chipp,

    I'm afraid that you'll have to take an elective exam in addition to the 2003 MCSA.  I have heard several explanations of this and they actually made sense.  The clearest one is that the elective that you used for your MCSA (the CompTIA A+, Network+ certs) is not a permissible elective for the MCSE.  Had you used an elective for your MCSA that the MCSE also allowed, you would be one exam closer.

    Allan

    Thursday, January 29, 2009 1:05 AM

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  • My guess is that it would work since MCSA 2000 works.
    Eric
    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 10:36 PM
  • Hi Chipp,

    I'm afraid that you'll have to take an elective exam in addition to the 2003 MCSA.  I have heard several explanations of this and they actually made sense.  The clearest one is that the elective that you used for your MCSA (the CompTIA A+, Network+ certs) is not a permissible elective for the MCSE.  Had you used an elective for your MCSA that the MCSE also allowed, you would be one exam closer.

    Allan

    Thursday, January 29, 2009 1:05 AM
  • Looks like I was wrong, thanks Allan :)

    I would recomment the 70-620, it counts as an elective and will cout for the next gen cert on the way to MCITP: EA


    Eric
    Thursday, January 29, 2009 1:57 AM
  • Yes, Allan is correct. And, in my opinion, so is Eric: about the 70-620! :)

    That is if you have proficiency in Configuring Windows Vista! Otherwise Eric is just spitballing! :)


    Michael D. Alligood,
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    Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:34 AM
  • Yes the proficiency, forgot about that.

    As for spitballing....maybe maybe not...  :p had a little flash back to elementry school after reading that word :)


    Eric
    Thursday, January 29, 2009 5:21 AM
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