mcsa/mcse

whotimewhotime Member Posts: 122 ■■■□□□□□□□
ok i have the 4 test i want to take for my mcsa the client is going to be the XP exam and then the elective will be the windows 7.

Now my question is will any of the 4 test transfer over to mcse? Honestly i am looking for the best advice and basically a "Advisor" type person on my journey.

I will be thru with the Cisco Network Academy in December so I will be taking my CCNA then and start studying for CCNA: SECURITY AND WIRELESS.

I am also studying for the Security+ and the A+(to get out of 3 college courses).

But want to obtain my MCSA as fast as possible and get these certs done to go with my experience to help solidify my career.

I am 27 married with 2 kids(7 and 5) and was laidoff a year ago and needing to get things wrapped up.

Any help be it thru here or PM would be awesome, and if you know a place to get books cheap or may want to loan me a book to study pleasecontact me.


Thanks,

Jay
WGU BS: IT-Security
In Progress: C170, C246
To Be Completed: C247, C299, C697, C698, C435, C436, C179

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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    whotime wrote: »
    Now my question is will any of the 4 test transfer over to mcse?

    Yes, the MCSA is a subset of the MCSE. It's all laid out in a straight-forward manner here: MCSE Certification | MCSE Training | Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
  • brewdbrewd Member Posts: 56 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I would suggest that you simply skip the 70-270 Windows XP exam, use 70-680 - Windows 7 as your Client OS requirement and since you are already planning to work on Security+, use that as your MCSA elective.

    This wouldn't slow you down at all if you plan to pursue the MCSE and since you would already have Security+, you would only need to take 70-299 - Administering Windows Server 2003 to earn the MCSA:Security.

    Check out the MCSA reqs here: Systems Administrator| MCSA | Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
  • whotimewhotime Member Posts: 122 ■■■□□□□□□□
    so take 290,291,680 and sec+ for my mcsa,

    then take 293,294, 298 to reach my mcse?
    WGU BS: IT-Security
    In Progress: C170, C246
    To Be Completed: C247, C299, C697, C698, C435, C436, C179
  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    That would work.
  • phoeneousphoeneous Go ping yourself... Member Posts: 2,333 ■■■■■■■□□□
    whotime wrote: »
    so take 290,291,680 and sec+ for my mcsa,

    then take 293,294, 298 to reach my mcse?

    Yup.

    Note: Real men take 70-270 and usually fail the first time.
  • whotimewhotime Member Posts: 122 ■■■□□□□□□□
    i might take the 270 but would you just add that in or take it in place of something
    WGU BS: IT-Security
    In Progress: C170, C246
    To Be Completed: C247, C299, C697, C698, C435, C436, C179
  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Member Posts: 4,212 ■■■■■■■■□□
    phoeneous wrote: »
    Note: Real men take 70-270 and usually fail the first time.

    Real men take 70-270 and pass on the first try!
    Decide what to be and go be it.
  • whotimewhotime Member Posts: 122 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Can anyone recommend me books or links to book for each test:

    70-290
    70-291
    70-680
    70-293
    70-294
    70-298
    70-270



    Please any help plus other material used to study would be appreciated. Also when does the $60 for each test run out on microsoft certs for students?
    WGU BS: IT-Security
    In Progress: C170, C246
    To Be Completed: C247, C299, C697, C698, C435, C436, C179
  • MentholMooseMentholMoose Senior Member Member Posts: 1,524 ■■■■■■■■□□
    whotime wrote: »
    Can anyone recommend me books or links to book for each test:
    The Microsoft Press books are generally recommended for all of them. You can get information on them from here:
    MCSE Certification | MCSE Training | Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

    Just click on the desired exam number, then the Preparation Materials tab.
    whotime wrote: »
    Please any help plus other material used to study would be appreciated. Also when does the $60 for each test run out on microsoft certs for students?

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  • earweedearweed Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    After you get the MCSE if you want the MCITP:EA it'll only take 2 exams to upgrade.
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • whotimewhotime Member Posts: 122 ■■■□□□□□□□
    when studying for these did anyone use the accompanying cds? also does any one have these books they would be willing to let me use?
    WGU BS: IT-Security
    In Progress: C170, C246
    To Be Completed: C247, C299, C697, C698, C435, C436, C179
  • varelgvarelg Banned Posts: 790
    brewd wrote: »
    ... and since you are already planning to work on Security+, use that as your MCSA elective.
    Reading this, I began to wonder: can I use my LPIC-1 as an elective? icon_wink.gif Just a thought...
  • Mojo_666Mojo_666 Member Posts: 438
    Devilsbane wrote: »
    Real men take 70-270 and pass on the first try!

    Word brother!
  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Member Posts: 4,212 ■■■■■■■■□□
    varelg wrote: »
    Reading this, I began to wonder: can I use my LPIC-1 as an elective? icon_wink.gif Just a thought...

    Last I checked, no.
    Decide what to be and go be it.
  • whotimewhotime Member Posts: 122 ■■■□□□□□□□
    just purchased the 70-290,291,293,294, 270, and darryls security plus book. next book needed is 70-680.
    WGU BS: IT-Security
    In Progress: C170, C246
    To Be Completed: C247, C299, C697, C698, C435, C436, C179
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