v_infosecv_infosec Member Posts: 15 ■□□□□□□□□□
Could anyone tell me is MCSA:Security and MCSE:Security certifications retired? If they are, what are other alternative Microsoft certification with security concentration. I need a full explanation please. I have been on MS website and I seem not to find any info regarding MCSA/MCSE: security.

I would appreciate if Kreaton , JDMurray will comment on this post and have it broken down for me.

I want to follow kreaton's advice on


If MCSA/MCSE: security are retired? What do you suggest I do to follow the above plan sequentially?

Thanks for your response.



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    PsoasmanPsoasman Member Posts: 2,687 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Retired exams

    The 290, 291, 293, 294, 298, 299 exams are retiring on July 31, 2013.

    I would honestly start with the Server 2008 track. Server 2008 isn't going anywhere soon. The 643 and 647 exams don't retire until July 31, 2014, giving you more time.

    Keatron's advice is solid, so just modify the exams a bit. You could go the following route and others will probably chime in.

    1. Security+
    2. MCITP: Server Administrator
    3. CCNA:Security
    4. SSCP
    5. Other security certs
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    v_infosecv_infosec Member Posts: 15 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks Psoasman,

    I noticed on on MS website that the MCTIP certification will retire january 2014. In that case, what do you suggest I do to follow Kearton's advice path? I saw path? Should I still go the MCSA enroute or what do you suggest?
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    PsoasmanPsoasman Member Posts: 2,687 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I'd suggest going with the route I listed above.

    MCSA: Windows Server 2008 | Microsoft Learning
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    BudzyBudzy Member Posts: 117
    Just FYI, from the MS server 2008 certs onwards, Microsoft integrated 'security' into the standard server certification tracks as it's such a fundamental part of IT. (Hence why we don't see security specialisations anymore). The same is now true for virtualisation with the Server 2012 MCSA track etc.
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