Regarding the MTA Server cert

EdgraEdgra Posts: 18Member ■□□□□□□□□□
I have a question is the Microsoft Technology Associate Server certification worth it, my ultimate goal is getting the MCSA Server cert, also what are some good study resources?

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  • poolmanjimpoolmanjim MCSE, MCSA: 2016, MCSA: 2012 KC, KS, USAPosts: 285Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    The MTA certificates are targeted at individuals who have absolutely no experience with computing or technology really. That isn't to undermine them at all as I am sure many people who take them find them to be very useful. If you have worked helpdesk for a couple of years or taken a college course that covered computer topics, you're probably good to skip the MTA.

    The MTA is not a prerequisite for the MCSA thought the MCSA does say you should have at least the equivalent experience as an MTA. Additionally, I haven't seen any job postings in my many searches over the years that included MTAs as a requirement for a position.
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  • EdgraEdgra Posts: 18Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    poolmanjim wrote: »
    The MTA certificates are targeted at individuals who have absolutely no experience with computing or technology really. That isn't to undermine them at all as I am sure many people who take them find them to be very useful. If you have worked helpdesk for a couple of years or taken a college course that covered computer topics, you're probably good to skip the MTA.

    The MTA is not a prerequisite for the MCSA thought the MCSA does say you should have at least the equivalent experience as an MTA. Additionally, I haven't seen any job postings in my many searches over the years that included MTAs as a requirement for a position.


    Thanks for your response, I have about 4 yrs in Helpdesk/desktop Support so I guess I should go for a little something more higher, I am looking to obtain a position a system administrator what is the best way to go with the certs?
  • Welly_59Welly_59 Posts: 431Member
    Go straight to mcsa. 4 years on helpdesk is 2 years too long
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