well im seriously confused after researching and thinking about it i have decided to go with going for the MCSA 2003, as 2 of these exams the 70-290,70-291 count as two of the exams towards the MCSE 2003 career track. i was going to do the MCSA 2000 then upgrade but i decided not to go on that path as its an older certificate.when i get a job i will consider taking the 2000 certs but from what i have reasearched and read that most employers prefer candigates to have the MSCA 2003/MCSE 2003 than the MCSA 2000,MCSE 2000 certs but from what i gather it varies from company to company. i.e some companys want people with dual certs. etc but i need your help i have been cond into handing over 3k+ to a company called "UKIT" for my MCSA but its only MCSA 2000!. They are a load of rubbish they just give you a book and the training is terrible. they say everything is included in one price and then when u go to book an exam u have to pay anyone thinking about going or joining this company based in the uk. i suggest you avoid them like the plauge because of "UKIT" i have paid all that money for a certificate that i could of got for less than 1k pounds for.