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#1 David Ashcroft

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:57 AM

In order to get my MCSA certificate do i need to complete both or one of these?

 

https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcsa-windows-8-certification.aspx



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:51 AM

If you're not upgrading you need both.  If you're upgrading you need 689.  If you don't have your Windows 7 MCSA I'd recommend that over the Windows 8.x unless you have a job that requires Windows 8 certification as most corporations only just now went from Windows XP to Windows 7.  The main reason was the cost, both hard and soft, for transitioning users from Windows XP to Windows 8.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 01:56 PM

Thats fine, i have recently got my MTA, but i want to go for my MCSA and then my MCSE i assume that is the correct order.

So i am thinking MCSA in windows 7, then MCSE in a server OS.

 

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 05:50 AM

Does the windows 8 certification expire after a certain time (in terms of the MCSA)? 

 

https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-gb/windows-certification.aspx#faq


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:14 PM

I don't believe that they "officially" expire, however once the OS is no longer is use, the certification, for all intensive purposes, is worthless.  For example being Windows XP certified no longer matters as Windows XP was retired by Microsoft in April 2014.  I am Windows NT and 2000 certified, for both workstation and server, but I no longer list them on my resume as no one should be using either in a production environment.  To tell you the truth I wouldn't be thrilled to work for a company that is still in the process of migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7.



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Posted 21 July 2014 - 12:51 PM

Thanks for the clarification!! :) 






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