70-270 passed before 1 year, what should be next?

Discussion in 'MCSA' started by Max, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Max

    Max Guest

    I have passed 70-270 in Aug-2008 with 984/1000 score. Now I want to complete
    MCSA on Server 2008, so in which sequence should i go? friends suggest..
     
    Max, Sep 5, 2009
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  2. There is no MCSA on Server 2008, so your first step is probably to go to the
    Microsoft Learning site and figure out which certification it really is
    you're looking for.

    However, because it's Saturday morning, and I'm in a good mood, and I'm
    drinking my first cup of coffee (as opposed to waiting for it to brew), I'll
    make an assumption and offer a suggestion.

    My assumption is that the certification you're actually interested in is the
    MCITP: Server Administration. Interestingly for you, this certification
    doesn't require a desktop exam, so your 70-270 is meaningless.


    What it does require is two MCTS Windows Server 2008 exams:

    TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-640&locale=en-us

    TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-642&locale=en-us

    and the MCITP PRO Server Administration exam.
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-646&locale=en-us

    I would suggest starting with the 70-642, because without a solid
    understanding of Network Infrastructure, trying to tackle Active Directory
    will be a lost cause.

    Incidentally, something of interest that will make use of your desktop exam
    is the MCSA: Windows Server 2003. This cert will also require three
    additional exams:

    Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-290&locale=en-us

    Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network
    Infrastructure
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-291&locale=en-us

    The bad news here is that the 70-291 has the reputation of being one of the
    most difficult certfication exams in the entire MCP program -- but to be
    honest, the 70-642 isn't any easier.

    --
    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)

    MS WSUS Website: http://www.microsoft.com/wsus
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
     
    Lawrence Garvin [MVP], Sep 5, 2009
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    amcreate, Sep 14, 2009
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  4. Of course, if you want to get your MCSA on Server 2003, it'd be easier. Just
    take the 290 and 291 and then an elective. That would give you the MCSA:
    2003. Then you could always take the upgrade exam to earn the MCITP for
    Windows Server 2008.

    2008 would require you to start fresh on a new track of MCTS and MCITP
    series.

    Good luck!

    MCSA 2003: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcsa.aspx
    MCITP 2008: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcitp.aspx

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    Dustin Harper, Sep 17, 2009
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    mcp Guest

    Lawrence Garvin - you really are a pompous p***k
     
    mcp, Sep 19, 2009
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  6. WOW!... Is this the same "Vic" who has this eloquent self-description posted
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    Either way, the response was wholly unnecessary and inappropriate. Sheesh..
    you weren't even a party to this conversation!

    Based on the post headers, though, I'd guess that this is an impersonation
    and you are a troll.

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    --
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    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)

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    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
     
    Lawrence Garvin [MVP], Sep 19, 2009
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  7. Max

    mcp Guest

    Wow, thanks for letting me know that website is still up. I meant to take it
    down years ago.

    I became a party to this conversation when I posted.

    The fact remains, Larry, you need to confront your pomposity. Why do you
    feel the need to condescend and patronise people who are asking for help.

    That was a rhetorical question so please don't answer - it would probably
    take too long to read.

    Have a good life.
     
    mcp, Sep 22, 2009
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    Chris Zeeto Guest

    M i s t e r Lawrence you going down with your own sheep, and every one around the world knows except the crew and you. The ignorance and your own stupidity is taking you down. Until now the empty laughed-out heads could flout but now its a change in fashion; scornful-loaded with ignorance and stupidity should sink as yours..isn't IT?
    friend of better people.
     
    Chris Zeeto, Mar 7, 2011
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  9. Max

    Chris Zeeto Guest

    M i s t e r Lawrence you going down with your own sheep, and every one around the world knows except the crew and you. The ignorance and your own stupidity is taking you down. Until now the empty laughed-out heads could flout but now its a change in fashion; scornful-loaded with ignorance and stupidity should sink as yours..isn't IT?
    friend of better people.
     
    Chris Zeeto, Mar 7, 2011
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