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Old 12-29-2007, 02:00 PM   #1
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Wow, I have spent over $450 on books to get certified. Then comes the exam fees. This is gonna hurt, but it will be worth it.

Anyway, the Certs I am working on:
  • A+ (About ready to take exam for)
  • CNE for Netware 6 (Not much studied yet)
  • CCNA for Cisco (Just bought books for)
  • MCSA (Still waiting on books)
  • MCSE (ditto)
  • MCDST (Bought books today)

I am looking forward to getting these certifications.
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Wow, I have spent over $450 on books to get certified. Then comes the exam fees. This is gonna hurt, but it will be worth it.

Anyway, the Certs I am working on:
  • A+ (About ready to take exam for)
  • CNE for Netware 6 (Not much studied yet)
  • CCNA for Cisco (Just bought books for)
  • MCSA (Still waiting on books)
  • MCSE (ditto)
  • MCDST (Bought books today)

I am looking forward to getting these certifications.
Good luck. You do know MCSA is a subset of MCSE, and you can get MCSA on your way to MCSE without doing any extra work?

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Good luck. You do know MCSA is a subset of MCSE, and you can get MCSA on your way to MCSE without doing any extra work?

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Yeah, I just figured I would throw that in because I consider that its own certification. I am about ready to take my A+ test, and I am probably going to start working on the MCDST pretty quicklike.
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Good luck. You do know MCSA is a subset of MCSE, and you can get MCSA on your way to MCSE without doing any extra work?

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You can also use MCDST towards it aswell. And A+ and N+ are an elective aswell.
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You can also use MCDST towards it aswell. And A+ and N+ are an elective aswell.
A+ and Net+ are an elective towards MCSA, but not MCSE.
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What are MCSA and MCSE?
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What are MCSA and MCSE?
MCSA = Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
MCSE = Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

These two certifications go hand in hand and pretty much the MCSA is for maintaining and monitoring the networks the MCSE designed and implemented.
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Oh, can you get fairly good jobs with having those?
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Oh, can you get fairly good jobs with having those?
Quite a few jobs are starting to make those certifications a job requirement. Shoot, you can't even be Geek Squad without at least A+, preferrably Microsoft. So it is definitely beneficial.
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