Is the MCSA worth it anymore?

July 15, 2010 at 10:24:12
Specs: Windows Vista
I need some advice. I am ready to take my 70-290 towards my MCSA(and eventually to the MCSE) and I already have my A+ and Network+ which knocks out the elective. So, I only need 70-291 and I can probably knock out the 70-270(XP) exam with no problem. I also have 5+ years experience supporting XP and 2003 at my company and we continue to use these platforms.

According to the M$ website, they are retiring the MCSA exam on October 31, 2010. I do not see anything about them retiring the MCSE yet but I was wondering should I stay on the road to the MCSA/MCSE or go on the road to MCITP???? I would start going for my MCITP after the MCSE but I just want to know if the MCSE is still worth it?

Any serious opinions help. Thanks!


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July 17, 2010 at 04:42:40
The MCSA is the 4 core exams that is a requirement for the MCSE. If i were you id do it before its withdrawn. The MCSE 2003 still has alot of value and is a good step towards the MCITP. Theres plenty of enterprises still using the 2003 product and that wont change for some time yet.

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July 19, 2010 at 08:54:32
I seemed to have been misinformed. Some of the exams are apparently expiring in October but not the entire certification. Looks like I got some time so I'll give it a shot. Thanks for the advice.

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