Q. Is Cisco certification an acceptable alternative to fulfilling the MCSA elective exam requirement?
A. Acceptable third-party certifications must demonstrate expertise in managing hardware, such as network servers and desktop computers, in addition to fulfilling other criteria. Cisco certification is not acceptable in fulfilling the MCSA elective exam requirement because it demonstrates expertise in network hardware only.
That would be the day. What I'm surprised is that Microsoft is willing to give up some test money to allow for Comptia to substitute.