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Can I sit a MCSE BI exam and pass it before I complete all the MCSA SQL Server exams? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Obviously I don't expect to be awarded MCSE BI until I have passed all five exams.

    However my situation is that I am self employed have a limited budget so; -

    I have passed the 70-461 exam and I am currently studying for the 70-462 and 70-463 exams. I have purchased the 3 training kit books for these 3 exams and I am reasonably confident I can pass these two exams as a result of my self study. However I am thinking of booking a residential course for the remaining 2 exams 70-466 and 70-467 at the end of November. Once I have booked and paid for this residential I cannot receive a refund.

    So in the unlikely event  that I don't pass the 70-462 and 70-463 exams by the end of November will I still be able to sit and pass the 70-466 and 70-467 at the end of my residential course?

    After this pass the 70-462 and 70-463 exams as part of my back up plan.

    Kind Regards,

    Kieran.


    Kieran Patrick Wood http://www.innovativebusinessintelligence.com http://uk.linkedin.com/in/kieranpatrickwood http://kieranwood.wordpress.com/

    Friday, October 3, 2014 8:17 PM

Answers

  • Yes, no problem with that. You can take your exams in any order, there is no "key" exam that blocks your ability to take another different exam. It is perfectly fine to take the MCSE exams before you have the MCSA. After you finally complete all the MCSA exams, you will be automatically awarded de MCSE if you completed the total number of required exams, regardless of the order in which you took them.

    Saturday, October 4, 2014 6:51 AM

All replies

  • Yes, no problem with that. You can take your exams in any order, there is no "key" exam that blocks your ability to take another different exam. It is perfectly fine to take the MCSE exams before you have the MCSA. After you finally complete all the MCSA exams, you will be automatically awarded de MCSE if you completed the total number of required exams, regardless of the order in which you took them.

    Saturday, October 4, 2014 6:51 AM
  • Thank you Alberto.

    Kieran Patrick Wood http://www.innovativebusinessintelligence.com http://uk.linkedin.com/in/kieranpatrickwood http://kieranwood.wordpress.com/

    Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:01 AM