MCSE and Security+

kuzmakuzma Member Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi everyone.... I'm working towards a MCSE. I figured

I would get a good base by getting a A+, N+, Server+ and

Security+ first. I know you can use Security+ as a elective

but after reading MS's site:

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/partners.asp it seems

to say you must take one of the MCP test first.

I guess my question is, can I take the Security+ first, then apply

it towards the MCSE or should I take one of the MCPs?

I'm about two-thirds the way through Security+ as I read this. icon_eek.gif


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    Ricka182Ricka182 Member Posts: 3,359
    The order of your exams does not matter. You do need to pass any one M$ exam to earn MCP status, and acces to the MCP site. Then you continue to learn, and buld towards more advanced certs. You already have A+ and N+, that makes for an elective for MCSA. If you take and pass 70-210/270, 70-215, and 70-218, you will have MCSA. Add on Sec+ and 70-214, and you have MCSA:+Sec, and MCSA. Then there's 70-216, 70-217, and 70-220, and you have MCSA, MCSA:+Sec, MCSE, and MCSE:+Sec. Looks like two, but you get credit for four certifications.
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