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What's the best test-taking order for getting an MCSA and then an MCSE?

I remember reading something here about the best test-taking order for getting an MCSA then an MCSE. But now I can't find the link. Would you know where that page is or what order of tests is best?

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To a certain extent, numerical order (except for designing core exams 70-219, 70-220, 70-221, 70-226, 70-297 and 70-298) seems to work pretty well until you get to the electives. There are those -- including myself -- who believe that MS structured the Win2000 and W2k3S cert programs that way deliberately. If so, we should thank them for making things easier. I hope you don't mind me sharing a simple rule with you instead of a Web page. I think it's easier, and hope you agree. Thanks for writing.


This was first published in April 2003

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