Messaging or Security path

Graham_84Graham_84 Posts: 85Member ■■□□□□□□□□
Im almost MCSE now i have finished: 70-270/70-290/70-291/70-293/70-294/70-298

Im now looking at doing 70-284 to turn MCSE and MCSA at same time. Which i thought was MCSE:Messaging. Do i also need 70-285? also is there gonna be 2 exams whichever path i take to Security or Messaging as 298 was designing security?
Currently having a break after the MCITP:EA. Citrix or Cisco next, not sure!

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  • meadITmeadIT Posts: 581Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Yes, to get the :M or :S specializations you have to do 2 electives. :M is 284 and 285. There are more to choose from for :S.
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  • HeroPsychoHeroPsycho Posts: 1,940Inactive Imported Users
    Graham_84 wrote:
    Im almost MCSE now i have finished: 70-270/70-290/70-291/70-293/70-294/70-298

    Im now looking at doing 70-284 to turn MCSE and MCSA at same time. Which i thought was MCSE:Messaging. Do i also need 70-285? also is there gonna be 2 exams whichever path i take to Security or Messaging as 298 was designing security?

    By passing 70-284 only, you will get MCSA: Messaging since you'll also have MCSA by that time.

    No, 70-298 fulfills standard MCSE design exam requirements as well as MCSE: Security requirements, which is why I often recommend going for that one. You will however need two approved security electives, such as 297, 350, or 351. The easiest path IMO would be 350 and 351, since they're virtually identical exams.
    Good luck to all!
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