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    Hi you all,

    I need some advise on my MCSA 2003b certification.
    I tried to use the Certication Planner
    but I think that I am reading it wrong (it is kind of confusing for me).

    Up till now I have the following certificates:
    70-290 
    70-621   
    70-272   
    70-271 

    What I need to know is:
    Soon whitin two weeks I will take the test fot 70-291.

    Question:
    what do I need for achieving MCSA 2003 degree?

    Thanks in advance

    • Changed type Bronz Tuesday, February 24, 2009 10:23 AM Need Information
    Tuesday, February 24, 2009 9:08 AM

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  • Bronz said:

     

    Hi you all,

    I need some advise on my MCSA 2003b certification.
    I tried to use the Certication Planner
    but I think that I am reading it wrong (it is kind of confusing for me).

    Up till now I have the following certificates:
    70-290 
    70-621   
    70-272   
    70-271 

    What I need to know is:
    Soon whitin two weeks I will take the test fot 70-291.

    Question:
    what do I need for achieving MCSA 2003 degree?

    Thanks in advance



    Ok, let's break this down. You currently have the following CERTIFICATIONS: MCP, MCDST, MCTS: Vista Configuration and MCITP: Enterprise Support.

    You have met the OS of the MCSA by passing the 70-621 (which by default earned you credit for the 70-620). You have also fulfilled your elective with your MCDST. You are one core down by passing your 70-290. All that is left is your 70-291.
    Michael D. Alligood,
    MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician, Consumer Support Technician
    MCTS: Windows Vista - Configuration,
    MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+, Network+

    The I.T. Classroom Blog
    Start. Research. Plan. Perform. Finish. Test. Evaluate.
    • Proposed as answer by Michael D. Alligood Tuesday, February 24, 2009 11:17 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Bronz Wednesday, February 25, 2009 4:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by Bronz Wednesday, February 25, 2009 4:40 PM
    Tuesday, February 24, 2009 11:17 PM

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  • Hi,

    Here are the requirements for the MCSA 2003 cert (not degree, if I may add):

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcsa/windows2003/default.mspx

    Based on the info from this link, once you pass your 70-291, you still need to clear two papers (one core exam for client OS, and one elective). I don't see 70-621, 70-272 and 70-271 in the list on the link posted above.

    Regards,

    Salvador Manaois III
    MCITP | Enterprise & Server Admin
    MCSE MCSA MCTS CIWA C|EH
    Bytes & Badz: http://badzmanaois.blogspot.com
    Tuesday, February 24, 2009 9:39 AM
  •  

    Thanks for your reply.

    Base on your information I checked the microsoft site once more.

    I found the following:

    1) on this page:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcsa/windows2003/default.mspx

    As an alternative to choosing an elective exam listed in the preceding table, you can choose the following certifications or certification combinations.

    Certification  
    MCDST         Review the requirements for Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) certification
     
    2) on this page:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exams/70-621.mspx

    Credit toward certification
    The MCDST credential is a prerequisite for this exam;
    without it your transcript will show that you passed the exam but will not show credit for the resulting certifications.
    When you pass Exam 70-621 PRO: Upgrading Your MCDST Certification to MCITP Enterprise Support,
    you complete the requirements for the following certifications:

    • Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician
    • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Vista – Configuration


    Note Exam 70-621 can be used as credit for any certification requiring Exam 70-620: TS: Windows Vista, Configuring, as a required or elective exam. In other words, Exam 70-621 satisfies the Exam 70-620 requirement in all cases.

    So, do I still need to clear two papers (one core exam for client OS, and one elective)

    Thanks in advance.

    Tuesday, February 24, 2009 9:58 AM
  • Hi,

    You actually only need to take one exam as the 70-621 exam can count as a core client OS exam (as per the 70-621 link). I hope the MS Learning folks are following this thread and updates the MCSA 2003 default page with the info you have highlighted (point 2).

    Anyways, all the best in your next exam! =)

    Regards,

    Salvador Manaois III
    MCITP | Enterprise & Server Admin
    MCSE MCSA MCTS CIWA C|EH
    Bytes & Badz: http://badzmanaois.blogspot.com
    Tuesday, February 24, 2009 3:25 PM
  • Bronz said:

     

    Hi you all,

    I need some advise on my MCSA 2003b certification.
    I tried to use the Certication Planner
    but I think that I am reading it wrong (it is kind of confusing for me).

    Up till now I have the following certificates:
    70-290 
    70-621   
    70-272   
    70-271 

    What I need to know is:
    Soon whitin two weeks I will take the test fot 70-291.

    Question:
    what do I need for achieving MCSA 2003 degree?

    Thanks in advance



    Ok, let's break this down. You currently have the following CERTIFICATIONS: MCP, MCDST, MCTS: Vista Configuration and MCITP: Enterprise Support.

    You have met the OS of the MCSA by passing the 70-621 (which by default earned you credit for the 70-620). You have also fulfilled your elective with your MCDST. You are one core down by passing your 70-290. All that is left is your 70-291.
    Michael D. Alligood,
    MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician, Consumer Support Technician
    MCTS: Windows Vista - Configuration,
    MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+, Network+

    The I.T. Classroom Blog
    Start. Research. Plan. Perform. Finish. Test. Evaluate.
    • Proposed as answer by Michael D. Alligood Tuesday, February 24, 2009 11:17 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Bronz Wednesday, February 25, 2009 4:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by Bronz Wednesday, February 25, 2009 4:40 PM
    Tuesday, February 24, 2009 11:17 PM
  •  Wonderfull news.

    Thanks for your support.
    • Marked as answer by Bronz Tuesday, February 24, 2009 11:22 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Michael D. Alligood Wednesday, February 25, 2009 1:13 AM
    Tuesday, February 24, 2009 11:22 PM