Should I bother with mta 98-365

modtech87modtech87 Registered Users Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□

I am wondering if I should bother with mta 98-365 or just go straight into mcsa 2012.
I recently passed my A+, I have almost 20 years of computer use and experience. I currently work at staples as the resident tech/consultant. I have absolutely no server experience, could probably pick it up quickly but again not sure. Any feedback is appreciated.

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  • Jon_CiscoJon_Cisco Member Posts: 1,770 ■■■■■■■■□□
    That's up to you but ask yourself this.

    What will you gain from the MTA?
    Are you going to get your MCSA 2012?

    If you are getting your mcsa and you don't have a use for the 98-365 then do you still want it? Without knowing more all we can do is ask questions.

    Good Luck!
  • NetworkNewbNetworkNewb Member Posts: 3,298 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I would suggest you try and find a job outside of staples and find a position doing help desk internally for a company first.

    I'm assuming your position is kinda like the equivalent of Geek Squad at Best Buy? Going to very difficult to go from there to a Admin position, even with a MCSA 2012.
  • nsternster Member Posts: 231
    Trying to find a job where you will be somewhere around a server environment will definitively help
  • modtech87modtech87 Registered Users Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thats exactly my problem it is like geek squad, all desktop operating repairs and the such. I was thinking the mta would be an easier cert to get so i can get a job somewhere to get the server hands on experience but i'm not sure if it will help me get a job, there is jobs in my area for server admins but they all ask for experience or mcsa certification.
  • tmcgtmcg Banned Posts: 127
    I'm currently studying for 98-365 with zero previous server background and I don't believe it would be possible to jump straight to 2012. The reason the MTA server admin course was developed was to give individuals a foundation before doing the more complex certs.
  • modtech87modtech87 Registered Users Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Ya that's my thoughts as well and to get a feel for M$ exam structure.
  • tmcgtmcg Banned Posts: 127
    Yup MS are bridging the gap, giving people like you and myself with zero server knowledge/experience an entry level cert. I would recommend the course.
  • modtech87modtech87 Registered Users Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
    ok I will stick it out and go for it it doesn't hurt right
  • tmcgtmcg Banned Posts: 127
    Nope and I've heard of people landing a job with it. If not it's another cert for the resume and stepping stone to mcsa. :)
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