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    Default Comptia credential towards MCSA/MCSE security

    Hi Everyone,

    I've searched through this forum and microsoft website about the applying credential for MCSE security.
    What i am still confused is, if i have A+, Network+ and Security+
    Can i use A+ and Network+ to apply for credential towards the MCSA elective? of course i can, can't i? but If i then study further and want to get MCSA/MCSE security, can I also apply my Security+ for credential?

    So, in total i want to apply all those 3 comptia certifications for credentials toward MCSA/MCSE security, probably if possible the path will look like this:
    For MCSA security, 270. 290, 291, (A+ and Network+), Security+
    or MCSE security, the above paths with additional 2 design exams and ISA server

    Your info will be much appreciated, thanks in advance.

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    Andrew
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    As you can see on the following pages, A+ and Network+ do not apply to the Security specializations.

    MCSA Security:
    -> http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mc...erver2003.mspx

    MCSE Security:
    -> http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mc...erver2003.mspx

    However, you can apply A+ and Network+ to the MCSA. And then take the Security+ and ISA server to become MCSA:Security. And then add the required MCSE exams to become MCSE:Security. For example:

    A+, Network+, 70-270, 70-290, 70-291 = MCSA
    70-270, 70-290, 70-291, Security+, ISA server = MCSA:Security

    70-270, 70-290, 70-291, 70-293, 70-294, 70-298, A+, Network+ = MCSE
    70-270, 70-290, 70-291, 70-293, 70-294, 70-298, ISA server = MCSE
    70-270, 70-290, 70-291, 70-293, 70-294, 70-298, ISA server, Security+ = MCSE:Security

    So a possible path could be:

    A+, Network+, 70-270, 70-290, 70-291 [MCSA here] Security+, ISA server [MCSA:Security here] 70-293, 70-294, 70-298 [MCSE,MCSE:Security here]

    And welcome on board!
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    Hi Webmaster,
    Thank you very much for the information, so it is possible to use those 3 certification as a credential towards MCSA/E security. I thought that if we have used A+ and Net+, we can't use Sec+ anymore and vice versa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Webmaster View Post
    As you can see on the following pages, A+ and Network+ do not apply to the Security specializations.

    MCSA Security:
    -> www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcsa/security/windowsserver2003.mspx

    MCSE Security:
    -> www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcse/security/windowsserver2003.mspx

    However, you can apply A+ and Network+ to the MCSA. And then take the Security+ and ISA server to become MCSA:Security. And then add the required MCSE exams to become MCSE:Security. For example:

    A+, Network+, 70-270, 70-290, 70-291 = MCSA
    70-270, 70-290, 70-291, Security+, ISA server = MCSA:Security

    70-270, 70-290, 70-291, 70-293, 70-294, 70-298, A+, Network+ = MCSE
    70-270, 70-290, 70-291, 70-293, 70-294, 70-298, ISA server = MCSE
    70-270, 70-290, 70-291, 70-293, 70-294, 70-298, ISA server, Security+ = MCSE:Security

    So a possible path could be:

    A+, Network+, 70-270, 70-290, 70-291 [MCSA here] Security+, ISA server [MCSA:Security here] 70-293, 70-294, 70-298 [MCSE,MCSE:Security here]

    And welcome on board!
    Is this still possible? I have had MCSA & MCSE for a while and i am interested about taking Comptia Security+. I got one Security related exam already in my MCSE path, 70-299.

    I remember when i considered this couple years ago i would had to study 70-298 (designing security) AND one other security related exam to get MCSE: Security even if i had already 70-299 passed.

    But.. AFAIK i would had MCSA: Security with just one more exam -like that Comptia's Security+.

    I am just wondering if this is still possible or not. Old MCSA / MCSE links (like those that i just quoted in webmasters message) seems to be redirected to new MCSA solution / MCSE cloud certifications.
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    I just asked them about the Security+ plus counting towards any of them and he said that it would only count towards Windows Server 2003 exam and he did not recommend pursuing it. So I don't think I will either.
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    I got my Sec+ 2 years ago and my MCSA in 2000 was upgrade to MCSA Plus Security
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