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    Default did the reqs for MCSA:SEC change or did Microsoft screw up?

    I got an email from Microsoft this morning congratulating me on my newly earned MCSA, shortly after I got another one congratulating me on my MCSA:Security!
    Now as I understand it I need 5 exams - including 2 security exams for the specialization.
    here are the table headers from http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mc...erver2003.mspx and I listed the exams that I have done
    Core exams on networking systems (both are required)
    70-290 & 70-291
    Core exams on client operating systems (choose one)
    70-270
    Security exams (choose two)
    Security+

    here is a section from my microsoft transcripts

    Microsoft Certification Status

    Credential Certification / Version Date Achieved
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator Nov 06, 2008
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Nov 06, 2008
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security Nov 06, 2008
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Nov 06, 2008
    Microsoft Certified Professional Sep 18, 2008


    Am I missing something or did I get lucky?
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    Hmm, that's weird.

    Question for you:

    I took the Sec+ yesterday. Prometric has my pass record, but they haven't updated ComTIA yet. I guess they want to take the full 5 days. Once CompTIA has it, and I submit it to Microsoft, how long does it take to show up on my record?

    Thanks.
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    When I submitted my CompTIA certs to Microsoft it only took 1 or 2 days for them to update my Microsoft transcripts. I sent my CompTIA information in as soon as I was an MCP.
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    #4
    This happened to me a while back too, and I was confused as well.

    I emailed Microsoft to confirm, and sure enough, they confirmed that I had met the requirements for the MCSA: S.

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    Thanks man.

    I can't wait for CompTIA to update their records so I can start that process!!!
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    I got gipped Only MCSA here. What exams do you have on your transcript? Maybe we can narrow it down.


    Microsoft Certification Status

    Credential Certification / Version Date Achieved

    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator Sep 03, 2008
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Sep 03, 2008
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Jul 26, 2008
    Microsoft Windows Vista: Configuration Jul 26, 2008
    Microsoft Certified Professional Jun 27, 2008


    Microsoft Certification Exams Completed Successfully

    Exam ID Description Date Completed
    000 CompTIA Security+ Sep 03, 2008
    291 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Aug 09, 2008
    620 TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client Jul 26, 2008
    290 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment Jun 27, 2008
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    #7
    I'm glad to hear that it's happened to someone else and Microsoft was okay with it :P here are the exams in my transcript:

    Exam ID Description Date Completed
    291 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Nov 06, 2008
    290 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment Oct 02, 2008
    000 CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network + Sep 23, 2008
    000 CompTIA Security+ Sep 23, 2008
    270 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional Sep 18, 2008

    Maybe it has something to do with my A+&Network+?
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    Default That looks right.

    Here is a look at my transcript. They got the date wrong for the Security+ but no worries. Won't matter years from now.

    Microsoft Certification Status

    Credential Certification / Version Date Achieved

    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security Nov 06, 2008
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Nov 06, 2008
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security Nov 06, 2008
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Nov 06, 2008
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional Jan 10, 2008
    Enterprise Messaging Administrator Jan 10, 2008
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Nov 16, 2007
    Microsoft Exchange Server 2007: Configuration Nov 16, 2007
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer May 02, 2007
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 May 02, 2007
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator Aug 25, 2006
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Aug 25, 2006
    Microsoft Certified Professional Jul 09, 2006


    Microsoft Certification Exams Completed Successfully

    Exam ID Description Date Completed
    000 CompTIA Security+ Nov 06, 2008
    238 Pro: Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Jan 10, 2008
    237 Pro: Designing Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Dec 15, 2007
    236 TS: Exchange Server 2007 Configuration Nov 16, 2007
    298 Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network May 02, 2007
    294 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure May 01, 2007
    293 Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Apr 29, 2007
    291 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Aug 25, 2006
    299 Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Aug 02, 2006
    290 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment Jul 11, 2006
    270 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional Jul 09, 2006
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    That's probably it. Since A+/N+ satisfies MCSA electives, it must be a bug in their system allowing it for the :Security designation. If anyone wants to confirm, just send me $300 and I'll go take my A+ test.
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    Looking at the cert planner on the MCP site, check the security group for the MCSA:Security. Core1: A+ and Network+ and Core2: Security+, seems to satisfy the 2 required security components.
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    I tried to look but I keep getting not authorized errors on both FF and IE... Strange that they would not have posted the "hidden" reqs anywhere else :P sneaky sneaky!
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    Looking at the Certification Planner on the Microsoft MCP site it would appear that any two of the following exams/certifications meet the criteria for the MCSA: Security on Windows Server 2003

    - 70-227 ISA 2000
    - A+ and Network+
    - Security+
    - 70-299 Implementing and Administering Security in a Win2K3 Network
    - 70-350 ISA 2004
    - CISSP
    - CISA
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    - 70-351 ISA 2006
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    Wow! I'm surprised that with all the extra exams that they aren't posted anywhere else. I managed to get it working on a different computer and took a look at the MCSE:SEC and the A+ and Net+ also count as requirements! looks like it paid off in the end for my CompTIA exams!
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    Default MCSA:Security

    The way I understand it, in order to meet the MCSA: Security requirements you only need ONE Security exam. However to meet the MCSE: Security requirements you need TWO (which the Security+ counts as one of the two).

    I passed the Security+ exam yesterday and hoping they update my records as SOON as possible.

    Now, I've only got four more exams left......yikes. Working on 70-298



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    Here is a screen-shot from the the certplanner on the mcp website, it shows that both security requirements have been fulfilled using my comptia certs
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    They seem to have corrected this now. Security group - core 1 now says A+ and Security+ again. Which is still kind of stupid, because core 2 is just Security+.
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    This is what they show now. I wonder if you have A+ and Security+ to satisfy Core1, will it also trigger Core2 since it is only Security+?
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