Some one help me


I know if I want to get MCSE I must pass seven exams.
- Four core exams on networking systems (70-290, 291, 293, and 294).
- One core exam on client operating systems (70-620 or 270 or 210).
- One core design exam (70-297 or 29icon_cool.gif.
- One elective exam (like 70-228 or 229 or 350 …).

But my question is from witch exam should I start, or what is the correct ordering for this seven exam.


  • HeroPsychoHeroPsycho Inactive Imported Users Posts: 1,940
    I always found it easier to start with the Core server exams. (70-290, 291, 293, 294) The client exams tend to ask stuff that you'd only would have known had you played with the Server product (GPO's, etc.).

    With that said, 70-620 could serve as your client exam, and I think you could easily pass that without doing the server exams first. That should be your client exam because it satisfies your client exam requirement for MCSE 2003 as well as fulfills an exam requirement for MCITP: Enterprise Administrator, not to mention gets you an MCTS certification.
    Good luck to all!
  • meadITmeadIT Member Posts: 581 ■■■■□□□□□□
    There is no "correct" order on the exams. However, if you have more experience in one area, you may find that a better starting point. If you're just starting out with little MS experience, I would do the following order:

    620 - This client exam will count towards the 2008 track if you ever upgrade and will give you a good introduction to MS exams styles.
    293 - Builds on 291.

    As for the elective, if you're doing something like Security+, I would suggest taking that in between 291 and 293. That will give you the MCSA cert and will help you on the PKI part of 293. If you're doing exchange as your elective, it's probably best to wait until after 294 as that will make it easier from what I've read.
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