Does my MCDST cert. qualify for an MCSE elective?

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Aaron Rykhus, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. Aaron Rykhus

    Aaron Rykhus Guest

    I'm just getting started on my MCSE and I'm looking for a little direction.
    I just passed my MCDST and I'm wondering if that will qualify for any exams
    for the MCSE.

    According to the MCSA on Window Server 2003 page
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcsa/windows2003/default.mspx you can
    use your MCDST toward an elective, that's nice.

    But on the MCSE site it says under "As an alternative to the electives...may
    be substituted " section it says MCSA on Microsoft Windows 2000 but not
    2003.

    Does anyone know if the MCSA on Windows Server 2003 may be substituted as an
    elective on MCSE?


    The reason I'm asking these questions is that I don't want to take any more
    exams than I have to.



    Aaron
     
    Aaron Rykhus, Nov 9, 2006
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  2. Aaron Rykhus

    Montreal MCT Guest

    Hi Aaron,

    It does only in a roundabout way.

    Firstly you should realize that being an MCDST qualifies more under
    administration than under the other. MCSE requires higher base skills than
    does MCSA.

    However since it does count as an elective to MCSA, follow that path. If
    you get your MCSA (70-270, 70-290, 70-291, +1 elective) then you are only
    three exams away from your MCSE (70-293, 70-294, + 1 design).

    Hope this helps!

    M

    --
    MDG, MCT
    MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000), MCDST.
    MVP, Windows Server - Customer Experience
    Certified Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "Aaron Rykhus" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > I'm just getting started on my MCSE and I'm looking for a little
    > direction. I just passed my MCDST and I'm wondering if that will qualify
    > for any exams for the MCSE.
    >
    > According to the MCSA on Window Server 2003 page
    > http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcsa/windows2003/default.mspx you
    > can use your MCDST toward an elective, that's nice.
    >
    > But on the MCSE site it says under "As an alternative to the
    > electives...may be substituted " section it says MCSA on Microsoft Windows
    > 2000 but not 2003.
    >
    > Does anyone know if the MCSA on Windows Server 2003 may be substituted as
    > an elective on MCSE?
    >
    >
    > The reason I'm asking these questions is that I don't want to take any
    > more exams than I have to.
    >
    >
    >
    > Aaron
    >
     
    Montreal MCT, Nov 13, 2006
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  3. Aaron Rykhus

    Aaron Rykhus Guest

    Hi Montreal,

    Thanks for the info. That does help. My plan is to have the MCSA in one
    year, then my MCSE the year after that. Do you think that's taking too long
    or is that a reasonable plan?

    Aaron



    "Montreal MCT" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi Aaron,
    >
    > It does only in a roundabout way.
    >
    > Firstly you should realize that being an MCDST qualifies more under
    > administration than under the other. MCSE requires higher base skills
    > than does MCSA.
    >
    > However since it does count as an elective to MCSA, follow that path. If
    > you get your MCSA (70-270, 70-290, 70-291, +1 elective) then you are only
    > three exams away from your MCSE (70-293, 70-294, + 1 design).
    >
    > Hope this helps!
    >
    > M
    >
    > --
    > MDG, MCT
    > MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000), MCDST.
    > MVP, Windows Server - Customer Experience
    > Certified Small Business Specialist
    > Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx
    >
    >
    > "Aaron Rykhus" <> wrote in message
    > news:%...
    >> I'm just getting started on my MCSE and I'm looking for a little
    >> direction. I just passed my MCDST and I'm wondering if that will qualify
    >> for any exams for the MCSE.
    >>
    >> According to the MCSA on Window Server 2003 page
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcsa/windows2003/default.mspx you
    >> can use your MCDST toward an elective, that's nice.
    >>
    >> But on the MCSE site it says under "As an alternative to the
    >> electives...may be substituted " section it says MCSA on Microsoft
    >> Windows 2000 but not 2003.
    >>
    >> Does anyone know if the MCSA on Windows Server 2003 may be substituted as
    >> an elective on MCSE?
    >>
    >>
    >> The reason I'm asking these questions is that I don't want to take any
    >> more exams than I have to.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Aaron
    >>

    >
     
    Aaron Rykhus, Nov 14, 2006
    #3
  4. Aaron Rykhus

    Neil Guest

    did you hear "Aaron Rykhus" <> say in
    news:#:

    > Hi Montreal,
    >
    > Thanks for the info. That does help. My plan is to have the MCSA in
    > one year, then my MCSE the year after that. Do you think that's taking
    > too long or is that a reasonable plan?
    >
    > Aaron


    If I can speak for Montreal for a moment, you should take as long as you
    need. Sure I am a fan of deadlines, but book the exam when you feel you are
    prepared for the exams. That is an unpredictable timeline, but it is the
    right one for you. THe key is to LEARN the product, not the tests.

    Here are my questions to you. Will you be prepared to complete teh MCSA in
    one year? Will you be able to complete the MCSE the following year? What is
    your expereince like?

    The exmas will actually get easier as you get going as you will find
    yourself in study mode and you will learn at a quicker pace. You will also
    see that there are times when some of the material will overlap or at least
    compliment each other. And before the nitpickers claim NDA violations, you
    can see that they overlap from the prep guides. Certain technologies also
    overlap, but that's a different discussion. Just ask an old Exchange 5.5
    guy about sites, the KCC and why AD is a rip-off <g>.

    Good luck from another Canadian (though not from Montreal) MCT

    --
    The InterNeil MCNGP Triple X
    PotD 10/23/2006, 11/10/2006


    - Too much of a good thing is wonderful. - Mae West
     
    Neil, Nov 14, 2006
    #4
  5. Aaron Rykhus

    Montreal MCT Guest

    ....what he said.

    --
    MDG, MCT
    MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000), MCDST.
    MVP, Windows Server - Customer Experience
    Certified Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "Neil" <guess!!!@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns987B45234A82Eneilmcsegmailcom@207.46.248.16...
    > did you hear "Aaron Rykhus" <> say in
    > news:#:
    >
    >> Hi Montreal,
    >>
    >> Thanks for the info. That does help. My plan is to have the MCSA in
    >> one year, then my MCSE the year after that. Do you think that's taking
    >> too long or is that a reasonable plan?
    >>
    >> Aaron

    >
    > If I can speak for Montreal for a moment, you should take as long as you
    > need. Sure I am a fan of deadlines, but book the exam when you feel you
    > are
    > prepared for the exams. That is an unpredictable timeline, but it is the
    > right one for you. THe key is to LEARN the product, not the tests.
    >
    > Here are my questions to you. Will you be prepared to complete teh MCSA in
    > one year? Will you be able to complete the MCSE the following year? What
    > is
    > your expereince like?
    >
    > The exmas will actually get easier as you get going as you will find
    > yourself in study mode and you will learn at a quicker pace. You will also
    > see that there are times when some of the material will overlap or at
    > least
    > compliment each other. And before the nitpickers claim NDA violations, you
    > can see that they overlap from the prep guides. Certain technologies also
    > overlap, but that's a different discussion. Just ask an old Exchange 5.5
    > guy about sites, the KCC and why AD is a rip-off <g>.
    >
    > Good luck from another Canadian (though not from Montreal) MCT
    >
    > --
    > The InterNeil MCNGP Triple X
    > PotD 10/23/2006, 11/10/2006
    >
    >
    > - Too much of a good thing is wonderful. - Mae West
     
    Montreal MCT, Nov 14, 2006
    #5
  6. Aaron Rykhus

    Neil Guest

    did you hear "Montreal MCT" <> say in news:B4D6B798-
    :

    >
    > ...what he said.


    What I say?

    --
    The InterNeil MCNGP Triple X
    PotD 10/23/2006, 11/10/2006


    - Help Wanted: Telepath. You know where to apply.
     
    Neil, Nov 14, 2006
    #6
  7. Aaron Rykhus

    Kline Sphere Guest

    >> ...what he said.
    >
    >What I say?


    what you say?

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    Kline Sphere, Nov 14, 2006
    #7
  8. Aaron Rykhus

    Neil Guest

    did you hear Kline Sphere <.@> say in
    news:p:

    >>> ...what he said.

    >>
    >>What I say?

    >
    > what you say?
    >


    schfifty-five...

    --
    The InterNeil MCNGP Triple X
    PotD 10/23/2006, 11/10/2006


    - Charity begins at home, and mostly ends where it begins.
     
    Neil, Nov 15, 2006
    #8
  9. Aaron Rykhus

    Lasher Guest

    Neil <guess!!!@gmail.com> wrote in
    news:Xns987B45234A82Eneilmcsegmailcom@207.46.248.16:

    > did you hear "Aaron Rykhus" <> say in
    > news:#:
    >
    >> Hi Montreal,
    >>
    >> Thanks for the info. That does help. My plan is to have the MCSA in
    >> one year, then my MCSE the year after that. Do you think that's
    >> taking too long or is that a reasonable plan?
    >>
    >> Aaron

    >
    > If I can speak for Montreal for a moment, you should take as long as
    > you need. Sure I am a fan of deadlines, but book the exam when you
    > feel you are prepared for the exams. That is an unpredictable
    > timeline, but it is the right one for you. THe key is to LEARN the
    > product, not the tests.
    >
    > Here are my questions to you. Will you be prepared to complete teh
    > MCSA in one year? Will you be able to complete the MCSE the following
    > year? What is your expereince like?
    >
    > The exmas will actually get easier as you get going as you will find
    > yourself in study mode and you will learn at a quicker pace. You will
    > also see that there are times when some of the material will overlap
    > or at least compliment each other. And before the nitpickers claim NDA
    > violations, you can see that they overlap from the prep guides.
    > Certain technologies also overlap, but that's a different discussion.
    > Just ask an old Exchange 5.5 guy about sites, the KCC and why AD is a
    > rip-off <g>.
    >
    > Good luck from another Canadian (though not from Montreal) MCT
    >


    No, but an MCNGP cert is > MCDST.

    --
    -Lasher
    MCNGP #50
    MCP, MCDST
    www.mcngp.com > all
     
    Lasher, Nov 17, 2006
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