A+/Net+ = MCP or not?

Discussion in 'MCSA' started by SkydiveGuy, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. SkydiveGuy

    SkydiveGuy Guest

    I am confused... I have my A+ and Network+ certs and
    according to what I am reading here:


    I only need to take (not pass) an MCP exam to become an
    MCP when I hold both these certs....

    Is it just me or is this kinda stupid?

    Another way for Microsoft to get $125 out of me?

    I want to be able to place the MCP cert on my resume since
    I am recognized as an MCP without taking the exams!

    I am currently workign towards my MCSA so it will not be
    an issue when I pass the first exam... but still!
    SkydiveGuy, Nov 13, 2003
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    Rick Guest

    Rick, Nov 13, 2003
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  3. SkydiveGuy

    Brat Guest

    Rick is right... I think the terminology would be... A+ can be used "in lieu
    of" an MCP exam but only as part of the MCSA/MCSE certification process.
    Brat, Nov 13, 2003
  4. SkydiveGuy

    SkydiveGuiy Guest

    SkydiveGuiy, Nov 13, 2003
  5. I'd sue if I were you, SkydiveGuy.

    False advertising.

    I happen to know a nice MCNGP lawyer, too.

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  6. SkydiveGuy

    Patric O. Guest

    The key here is "obtain and MCP ID number" - you don't get
    one of those until you pass the test. The wording is
    confusing, but certainly not tort worthy.

    Patric O., Nov 13, 2003
  7. SkydiveGuy

    Patric O. Guest

    And then... I actually read what it says and realize that
    I was wrong... You get an MCP ID by taking (not passing)
    and exam. But it explains above that what the 2 exams can
    be used for - as elective credit for the MCP Certification
    of MCSA - Microsft calls an advanced cert an MCP
    Certification, because to get MCSA, et al., you must be an

    Patric O., Nov 13, 2003
  8. SkydiveGuy

    Plain Jane Guest

    If you have problem of reading Microsoft's requirement,
    why brother to obtain a MCP, Microsoft Certified
    Professional. I can take A+, Net + and other certs from
    Symantec,or Cisco. Are they Microsoft Certified?
    Let's be real, you are not in law school!
    Plain Jane, Nov 13, 2003
  9. SkydiveGuy

    Skydiveguy Guest

    Obviously you cant read what I posted because if you did
    you would see that it states that you must take, NOT PASS
    the exam.

    So my question here is not the fact that they are
    not "Microsoft" but that weather I pass or fail a
    Microsoft exam I will get my MCP number becasue I have
    these 2 certs!

    The microsoft wording needs to be changed if this is
    the "way" .... bottom line.
    Skydiveguy, Nov 17, 2003
  10. SkydiveGuy

    SkydiveGuy Guest

    Dumb wording on their part...

    SkydiveGuy, Nov 19, 2003
  11. SkydiveGuy


    Mar 24, 2011
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    Great insight but to no resolve.

    Despite the fact that one would not be an MCP after they have completed A+ Network+ and Security + such as myself. (all completed up to date in 2010 btw) ;) Is not discouraging. If anything this is the first time that Microsoft would even consider having any other certifications as part as an elective. So whats the benefit? the fact that I can use this towards the more prestigious certifications. So I for one am definitely happy that this has been introduced, and all that hard work to complete the Comptia exams are being used for the Microsoft Exams.. So thank you Microsoft: :adore:
    rsafir, Mar 24, 2011
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