Some confusion about what you need for MCP and MSCA…

Matt_SmiMatt_Smi Member Posts: 111 ■■■□□□□□□□
I am a little confused about just what you need for the MCP and MCSA certs. Right now I am focusing on CompTIA certs, I plan to get A+, Net+ and possibly Security+. After that I want to get both MCP and MCSA certified. Now from what I have heard in order to get MCP I only need to take one Microsoft test, XP pro for example. And for MCSA I need to take a total of four MS test, but I would only need to take two more, because Net+ counts as one. Is this correct? Or do I need to take a total of four MS tests in order to obtain an MSCA?

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  • TeKniquesTeKniques OSCE, OSCP, CISSP, CISA, SSCP, MCSE (03), Security+, Network+, A+, Project+ Member Posts: 1,262 ■■■■□□□□□□
    MCP = 1 MS test like your example (70-270 XP Pro)
    MCSA = 4 MS tests

    MCSA w/A+ & Network+ = 3 MS tests (Your CompTIA tests will count as an elective).

    For more information: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/

    Hope that helps.
  • Matt_SmiMatt_Smi Member Posts: 111 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Ok thanks, but lets say I take 70-270 and get my MCP. Once I want to get my MCSA will that carry over and count towards my MSCA (like Net+) so I will only need to take two more MS tests, or will I need to take three new and different ones?
  • TeKniquesTeKniques OSCE, OSCP, CISSP, CISA, SSCP, MCSE (03), Security+, Network+, A+, Project+ Member Posts: 1,262 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Yes if you pass 70-270 that counts as the client exam for the MCSA certification. The 270 exam can be used for the client exam for both MCSA: 2000 or 2003 programs.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcsa/default.asp

    So once 270 is done and assuming you have A+ and Network+ you will only have 2 more exams to pass to be MCSA. I would go to Microsoft's website that I posted above, because you will have all your questions answered there.

    Good luck.
  • Matt_SmiMatt_Smi Member Posts: 111 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Ok cool, so I only have to take a total of 3 MS exams, thanks again.
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