Fast Guide: Keeping pace with Microsoft certifications

Microsoft certifications are some of the most sought-after certs on the IT market, and with the upcoming release of Windows Vista, even more cert exams are hitting the streets. This guide features all the latest developments in the world of Microsoft certifications, as well as must-know info on MCSA and MCSE to get your IT career on the fast track to success.

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Brendan Cournoyer, Assistant Site Editor Microsoft certifications are some of the most sought-after certs on the IT market, and with the upcoming release of Windows Vista, even more cert exams are hitting the streets. This guide features all the latest developments in the world of Microsoft certifications, as well as must-know info on MCSA and MCSE to get your IT career on the fast track to success. We'll be updating this page from time to time, so be sure to come back often to see what's new. Also, feel free to contact us and let us know what else you'd like to see included in this guide.
-- Brendan Cournoyer, Associate Site Editor

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Updated 04 - 18 - 07


TABLE OF CONTENTS
   What's new?
   MCSA and MCSE
   Answers from our experts

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  MCSA and MCSE  Return to Table of Contents
  • Step-by-Step Guide: Prepping for MCSA and MCSE certification
    When it comes to pursuing Microsoft certifications, nothing beats well-rehearsed preparation and practice. Ed Tittel, SearchWinIT.com contributor and columnist for Certification Magazine, provides a step-by-step guide crammed with solid expert advice on best practices you need to know for prepping for certification.
  • Pros and cons of MCSE and MCSA Certification
    As two of the best-known and most widely-pursued IT certifications, it's important to understand the costs and benefits of MCSE and MCSA. Come along as certification guru Ed Tittel describes the pros and cons of both options.
  • SearchWinIT.com readers sound off on MCSE
    The current state of Microsoft's certification program has caused plenty of debate amongst IT professionals. With the announcement that a revamped MCSE program is on the way, our readers have plenty to say. The following is a compilation of five letters to the editor describing how people feel about the current process, as well as the changes to come.
  • The scoop on Microsoft's security and messaging credentials
    What are the advantages of Microsoft's new security and messaging specializations? Certification guru Ed Tittel walks you through the requirements for two new MCSA and MCSE credentials.
  • Stick with Win2000 or switch to Windows Server 2003 certifications?
    Expert Ed Tittle takes a look at the differences between the two cert paths and offers some advice when choosing which to focus on.
  • Windows Server 2003: New exams, new strategies
    Expert Ed Tittel discusses how you can upgrade your MCSA and MCSE certifications with these exams for Windows Server 2003.
  • Counting MCPs one more time
    Certification guru Ed Tittel reports on the rising number of Microsoft certified professionals.

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This was first published in May 2006

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