I need help understanding the MCSA prerequisites track

pretty_boypretty_boy Inactive Imported Users Posts: 55 ■■□□□□□□□□
Could somebody tell me what 3 exams I can take to become MCSA 2003, and does security + or network+ counts as elective. I been going to different sites, and I have been getting different results each time. Help is needed. Thanks :D


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    lordylordy Member Posts: 632 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Ok, I'm not an expert on this but reading the ultimate source (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcsa/windows2003/) again I will summarize what you need:

    - 3 Core exams (typically 70-270, 70-290 and 70-291)
    - 1 Elective (either another 70-xxx, A+ AND Network+, A+ AND Server+, Security+)

    As you have Sec+ you obviously "only" need to go through the 3 core exams.

    Once you have completed the MCSA you could upgrade it to an MCSA:Security by passing 70-299.


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    pretty_boypretty_boy Inactive Imported Users Posts: 55 ■■□□□□□□□□
    lordy wrote:
    Ok, -

    3 Core exams (typically 70-270, 70-290 and 70-291)

    Do you recommend going in this order? :D
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    mikey_bmikey_b Member Posts: 188
    Yes, it's easiest to do 70-270, 70-290, and 70-291 in that order. Each one builds on topics covered in the previous one, XP (70-270) lays out the framework that Server (70-290) is built on, and the Server topics cover the basics which help make the infrastructure (70-291) exam a little easier (not by much, though).
    Mikey B.

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