Have to go for MCSE

PeibolPeibol Member Posts: 32 ■■□□□□□□□□
Hi my people.

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Due to "a conversation" with big boss, he said it would be nice if I can obtain my MCSE certificate


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Well I have to get my MCSE, thank god, i have some years of experience with W2K and now W2k3 servers. Of course they are going to pay for it. I have 1 year to do it.


Should I go the 270 then 290 or viceversa ?


Thanks in advance for this great community and I will see you around here. Now have to go and get into the books

Comments

  • GT-RobGT-Rob Member Posts: 1,090
    welcome chap


    I think most people do 270 first, as it is the 'easiest' of the tests. A lot of the tests overlap so it doesn't matter which order you really do them.

    good luck!
  • BeaverC32BeaverC32 Member Posts: 671
    The order I took the exams was:

    70-270
    70-290
    70-291
    (Already had A+ and Network+ to apply as an elective)
    70-293
    70-294
    70-297


    Also, you can take the Vista Configuration exam (70-620) instead of the 70-270 exam.

    FYI - I found the Vista exam to be quite easy. icon_rolleyes.gif
    MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003, LPIC-1, MCP, MCTS: Vista Config, MCTS: SQL Server 2005, CCNA, A+, Network+, Server+, Security+, Linux+, BSCS (Information Systems)
  • motherwolfmotherwolf Member Posts: 117
    Hey Beaver, not to bust your balls or anything, but I don't think A+ and Network+ count towards an MCSE, only MCSA. I could be wrong, but I checked the microsoft site to be sure because I also have A+ and N+ and it would be nice to only have to take one more test instead of two. Here's the link if you want to check it out.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcse/windows2003/default.mspx#E4FAC
  • sthomassthomas Member Posts: 1,240 ■■■□□□□□□□
    BeaverC32 wrote:
    Also, you can take the Vista Configuration exam (70-620) instead of the 70-270 exam.

    FYI - I found the Vista exam to be quite easy.

    You can also use the Vista exam as an elective for MCSE. And I do agree that the exam was easy.
    Working on: MCSA 2012 R2
  • BeaverC32BeaverC32 Member Posts: 671
    motherwolf -- thanks for correcting me.

    I forgot that I applied A+ and Network+ towards my MCSA, and then I applied my Security+ towards MCSE...I took the security+ exam in between my 70-291 and 70-293 exams.

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    MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003, LPIC-1, MCP, MCTS: Vista Config, MCTS: SQL Server 2005, CCNA, A+, Network+, Server+, Security+, Linux+, BSCS (Information Systems)
  • kevozzkevozz Member Posts: 305
    Thanks for clearing that up. I couldn't remember how the A+ and Net+ worked towards MS certs.
  • preecypreecy Member Posts: 66 ■■□□□□□□□□
    my path was/is:
    70-270
    70-290
    70-291
    70-284
    now going for 70-293 and will do 294 & 297.

    so far i found 70-291 the most difficult (only passed with a score of 760). if i was to start over i would do:

    70-270, 293, 294, 290, 291, 287 & elective

    the 293 & 294 do not seem to that hard so far (yet to take exam for these icon_rolleyes.gif ) . therefore if you pass these then there will be less to cover in 290 & 291 which i believe are more difficult and cover more areas.
    next up SharePoint... what's that all about!
  • IllusionkingIllusionking Member Posts: 59 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I had started with 70-270 then went onto 70-291

    This was mostly due to having taken the courses at my school (concurrent to certification I'm also working on my comp sci degrees with an MCSA business focus)

    Spring is offering the 70-290 training but I'm trying to get the exam completed so I can challenge out of the class and focus on Business Admin for the semester.

    Sorry about rambling, but by way of what order these should be taken I'd suggest:

    70-270 (seems to be the most basic of the exams that I've been studying for) this will provide some exposure to how the MS tests are, minus the sims, or drag and drop questions)

    70-291 should be done after 70-290 because it covers some of the material that you will have studied in 70-290 IE WSUS (which wasn't even brought up in the 70-291 course I had taken).

    Also focus on what you know. If you've been working with XP in more depth than your exposure to 2003 take 70-270 first. If you've been working with servers more than client machines by all means focus on 70-290.

    Hopefully that doesn't sound like a ramble.

    Best of luck with whatever studies you decide on!
    MCP/MCSA/MCSE
    Done: 70-270, 70-290, 70-291, 70,293, 70-294, 70-298, 70-299,
    A.S. Electronic Engineering
    A.S. CIS
    A.S. Social/Behavioral Sciences
    Studying
    CCNA
  • dstock7337dstock7337 Member Posts: 95 ■■□□□□□□□□
    BeaverC32 wrote:
    The order I took the exams was:

    70-270
    70-290
    70-291
    (Already had A+ and Network+ to apply as an elective)
    70-293
    70-294
    70-297


    Also, you can take the Vista Configuration exam (70-620) instead of the 70-270 exam.

    FYI - I found the Vista exam to be quite easy. icon_rolleyes.gif

    I did a similar order:
    70-270
    70-290
    70-291
    70-620 (Vista config can count as an elective if you've already taken a client exam)
    70-293
    70-294
    70-297 (Pending...)

    Good Luck with what path you pursue! icon_cool.gif
    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates
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