Is MCSA the lowest cert nowadays?

Back in nineteen-diggety-nine, when I was but a wee lad, aspriring IT-nerds were able to get an MCP or an MCTS for completing an exam on the road to MCSA/MCSE. Is this no longer possible?

I.E. is there no certificate awarded for completing 70-410 or 70-411?

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  • techwizardtechwizard Posts: 162Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Back in nineteen-diggety-nine, when I was but a wee lad, aspriring IT-nerds were able to get an MCP or an MCTS for completing an exam on the road to MCSA/MCSE. Is this no longer possible?

    I.E. is there no certificate awarded for completing 70-410 or 70-411?

    /creamy

    For completing a (ONE) MS exam you get the MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) title. I think MS wanted to reward those that pass at least one exam with that title to encourage progression.
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  • NetworkingStudentNetworkingStudent Posts: 1,400Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    MTA exams are the lowest level of Microsoft exams.
    You do get MCP status for completing one exam MTA exam.
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  • techfiendtechfiend Posts: 1,481Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    MTA isn't MCP according to https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mta-certification.aspx but passing any of the MCSA tests is MCP.
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  • daviddwsdaviddws Posts: 303Member
    You were until recently able to get the MCTS for passing win7 exam 70-680. They recently took that away and now you need two exams to get the MCSA.
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  • thatguy67thatguy67 Posts: 344Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I am pretty sure any exam with the 7x prefix is a professional exam, so those are what you'd need to pass to get "Microsoft Certified Professional". MTA exams start with 98 I think...so you wouldn't get MCP, but you would get MTA (I think that would be the "lowest cert")
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  • Ugly-051Ugly-051 Posts: 63Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Back in nineteen-diggety-nine, when I was but a wee lad, aspriring IT-nerds were able to get an MCP or an MCTS for completing an exam on the road to MCSA/MCSE. Is this no longer possible?

    I.E. is there no certificate awarded for completing 70-410 or 70-411?

    /creamy

    I believe there are lower credentials than MCSA, even passing one of the exams in the scheme accredits you with an MCP but anyone who knows MS exams well will look right over MCPs for jobs etc. Ideally for a good MS Server role you’ll need an MCSE. Even an MCSE 2003 + MCSA 2008/2012 is a good stack.
  • si20si20 Senior Member Posts: 471Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    You do get MCP status for passing any MTA. I got my MCP originally for passing the MCDST on XP, but I got another (renewed?) MCP when I got my MTA recently. Next up i'm going for the MCSA 2012 R2 cert.
  • techfiendtechfiend Posts: 1,481Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Microsoft needs to fix their certification documentation then because it clearly states MTA isn't MCP on their site.
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