My philosophy is that I would like to get my MCP in 2000 and XP platforms
and then just self-study all Win2000 track without doing the exams and just
get certified in .NET. Will that work to my advantage or not? Do companies
look at you different if you are a MCP in 2000 and not MCSE, but you have
studied and worked with Win2k Server and Advanced Server?
Let typical job requirements for the kinds of positions to which you aspire, as stated in job postings online and classified ads in print, guide your certification decisions. If you're still in doubt after such research, you might try talking to a recruitment or placement firm that handles lots of IT professionals in your area.
Good luck in your future studies.
This was first published in February 2002