Passed 70-214 today. Now what?

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Ben, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. Ben

    Ben Guest

    I need 1 more elective for my MCSE and looking at Microsoft's site I see
    that they are allowing CompTIA Security+ as an elective. After having
    finished the 70-214 I think it would feel like cheating to take the CompTIA
    Security+ to finish my MCSE. If I do take the CompTIA Security+ I would end
    up getting two certs at the same time so it's kind of tempting.

    On the other hand I know most companies are wanting their ITs to be
    knowledgeable with Exchange so it might be smarter if I took the 70-224.

    Any constructive thoughts would be appreciated,
    ~Ben
    Ben, Aug 12, 2003
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  2. Hi Ben,

    I knew you could take Security+ as an elective for MCSA, but I didn't know
    you could for MCSE.

    I would take the 70-224 but I like Exchange Server, so that's just me. You
    have to choose one that goes along with your interests, and from what you
    say 70-224 does just that.
    --
    Paisleyskye
    www.icertify.net

    "Ben" <> wrote in message
    news:#T$...
    > I need 1 more elective for my MCSE and looking at Microsoft's site I see
    > that they are allowing CompTIA Security+ as an elective. After having
    > finished the 70-214 I think it would feel like cheating to take the

    CompTIA
    > Security+ to finish my MCSE. If I do take the CompTIA Security+ I would

    end
    > up getting two certs at the same time so it's kind of tempting.
    >
    > On the other hand I know most companies are wanting their ITs to be
    > knowledgeable with Exchange so it might be smarter if I took the 70-224.
    >
    > Any constructive thoughts would be appreciated,
    > ~Ben
    >
    >
    Tracey Rosenblath, Aug 12, 2003
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  3. Ben

    Marko Guest

    After having
    >finished the 70-214 I think it would feel like cheating

    to take the CompTIA
    >Security+ to finish my MCSE. If I do take the CompTIA

    Security+ I would end
    >up getting two certs at the same time so it's kind of

    tempting.

    What's wrong with that? Thousands of people have done
    this before you. Pretty much every person who has MCSA or
    MCSE will include MCP as part of their credentials. A lot
    of people got MCSA on the way to MCSE and include this in
    their resume as well.

    As you correctly pointed out: You would have the added
    benefit of yet another cert; Comptia's Security+.

    >
    >On the other hand I know most companies are wanting their

    ITs to be
    >knowledgeable with Exchange so it might be smarter if I

    took the 70-224.

    Why not take it as well? You could also do three extra
    exams and earn MCSE:Security. Check
    http://www.microsoft.com/traincert/mcp/mcsesecurity/windows
    2000.asp

    216, 217 & 220.

    I was told a long time ago that MS was developing a cert
    that reflected specialisation in messaging systems, likely
    to include exams 224 & 225 as part of MCSA/E:Exchange type
    cert. I wasn't told about a Security specialisation, but
    it has happened anyway. So maybe the Exchange thing will
    one day also? In any case, if you have that interest and
    if you think it would be a career asset: Go for it!

    >
    >Any constructive thoughts would be appreciated,


    I tried.
    Marko, Aug 12, 2003
    #3
  4. Ben

    Maestro Guest

    If it's supported and advertised by Microsoft why would
    you feel like it's cheating?!

    >-----Original Message-----
    >I need 1 more elective for my MCSE and looking at

    Microsoft's site I see
    >that they are allowing CompTIA Security+ as an elective.

    After having
    >finished the 70-214 I think it would feel like cheating

    to take the CompTIA
    >Security+ to finish my MCSE. If I do take the CompTIA

    Security+ I would end
    >up getting two certs at the same time so it's kind of

    tempting.
    >
    >On the other hand I know most companies are wanting their

    ITs to be
    >knowledgeable with Exchange so it might be smarter if I

    took the 70-224.
    >
    >Any constructive thoughts would be appreciated,
    >~Ben
    >
    >
    >.
    >
    Maestro, Aug 12, 2003
    #4
  5. Security + is an elective for the MCSE Security cert and
    for the standard MCSE!!! :).
    >-----Original Message-----
    >Hi Ben,
    >
    >I knew you could take Security+ as an elective for MCSA,

    but I didn't know
    >you could for MCSE.
    >
    >I would take the 70-224 but I like Exchange Server, so

    that's just me. You
    >have to choose one that goes along with your interests,

    and from what you
    >say 70-224 does just that.
    >--
    >Paisleyskye
    >www.icertify.net
    >
    >"Ben" <> wrote in message
    >news:#T$...
    >> I need 1 more elective for my MCSE and looking at

    Microsoft's site I see
    >> that they are allowing CompTIA Security+ as an

    elective. After having
    >> finished the 70-214 I think it would feel like

    cheating to take the
    >CompTIA
    >> Security+ to finish my MCSE. If I do take the CompTIA

    Security+ I would
    >end
    >> up getting two certs at the same time so it's kind of

    tempting.
    >>
    >> On the other hand I know most companies are wanting

    their ITs to be
    >> knowledgeable with Exchange so it might be smarter if

    I took the 70-224.
    >>
    >> Any constructive thoughts would be appreciated,
    >> ~Ben
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    >.
    >
    Christopher..., Aug 13, 2003
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