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MCSE vs MCTS / MCITP

So if you had the option to get someone to pay for your MCSE or your MCTS / MCITP after getting your MCSA which one would you pick?
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    morpheous7411morpheous7411 Member Posts: 16 ■□□□□□□□□□
    So if you had the option to get someone to pay for your MCSE or your MCTS / MCITP after getting your MCSA which one would you pick?

    If you already have an MCSA, I think it would make sense to have the employer ( or whoever) pay for your MCITP ( I am assuming it is SA and EA) rather than the MCSE. You could then finish the remaining MCSE exams yourself if you want to.

    Just my thoughts.....
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    jamesp1983jamesp1983 Member Posts: 2,475 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I'd say MCSE just because its more marketable. I have been all over dice.com, monster, and careerbuilder in my area and haven't seen one job posting for MCITP. A lot of employers just aren't familiar with MCITP yet. Although, I can see how it may be a good idea to have someone pay for your MCITP if you already have an MCSA.
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    HeroPsychoHeroPsycho Inactive Imported Users Posts: 1,940
    MCSE because it's easier to get MCITP after you get MCSE, plus MCSE requires electives that can add value to your certification, such as SQL, Exchange, Sharepoint, etc.
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    ZartanasaurusZartanasaurus Member Posts: 2,008 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Depends on who "someone" is.

    If it's your employer, I'd have them pay for whatever technology they are currently using or plan to upgrade to in the near future. Assuming you actually like the employer and want to stay with them.
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    mikedisd2mikedisd2 Member Posts: 1,096 ■■■■■□□□□□
    MCSE is only another 3x exams. MCITP is 5x exams from scratch. Haven't seen a job ad yet requiring an MCITP.
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    undomielundomiel Member Posts: 2,818
    I'll side with HeroPsycho on this one. MCSE and then upgrade for your MCITP: EA. And definitely be picky with the elective exams you do.
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    jojopramosjojopramos Member Posts: 415
    Finish MCSE first then upgrade to MCITP.... that is the best choice...

    advantage.... you will have Active Directory and advance Infra knowledge in Windows 2003 server that will be used in upgrading to MCITP EA.
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