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    Default Can 70-621 count as an elective for MCSA?

    Might be a silly question, I know the 70-620 counts as elective for MCSA but I have the 621 which is an upgrade and is not listed on the MCSA requirements list. They both have the same title and I think 621 is combination of 620 and 622.

    Has anyone used the 621 as an elective for the MCSA? If so I have just 2 exams then to complete MCSA yepee.

    I currently have A+, Network+, MCDST (270 + 271), and MCITP(621).
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    Negative. Upgrade exams generally can't be applied to anything other than the upgrade for which they were developed.

    BTW, your cert list on the left says MCTIP instead of MCITP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberguypr View Post
    Negative. Upgrade exams generally can't be applied to anything other than the upgrade for which they were developed.
    Oh dear looks like I have to do the 70-270 exam then but luckily I have the books ready just need the money and time to read.

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    BTW, your cert list on the left says MCTIP instead of MCITP.
    Thanks I will change that, it is suppose to be MCITP.
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    Do you already have 290 and 291?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberguypr View Post
    Do you already have 290 and 291?
    No I dont but I thought that what I was left with if I could use 621 where the 620 or 270 is required.

    Although I dont see the point of me taking the 620 exam when the 621 covers both 620 and 622, I guess I might have to ring Microsoft maybe to get full clarification.

    I am not scared of the exams but I also see no point in me taking the 270 exam when my chances of seeing windows xp in the future are being reduced with every minute I waste reading for the exam considering it is being retired in 2014.

    I will upgrade my qualification when I finish my MCSA2003 to 2008.
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    There seems to be some confusion. MCDST is 271 +272. You have it listed wrong. That threw me off.

    Now, MCSA is 4 exams:

    - Two exams on networking systems (70-290 + 70-291)
    - One exam on client operating systems (210, 270, 620 or 680)
    - One elective exam (your MCDST satisfies the elective)

    That leaves you with a deficit of 3 exams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mishy View Post
    Has anyone used the 621 as an elective for the MCSA? If so I have just 2 exams then to complete MCSA yepee.

    I currently have A+, Network+, MCDST (270 + 271), and MCITP(621).
    @ cyberguypr I had listed my current certs in my initial post. I will have to go by what everyone says that an upgrade exam only qualifies as its upgrade and perhaps do the 270 too because I have the books already if I had for 620 I could have done that instead though.
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    just a question brother. Can we get MCSA certificate I.D. if we complete these exams "70-270, 70-290, 70-291, 70-299" ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ampdeck View Post
    just a question brother. Can we get MCSA certificate I.D. if we complete these exams "70-270, 70-290, 70-291, 70-299" ?
    Yes. 290 and 291 satisfy the core requirement, 270 the client and 299 the elective. All appeared listed at Systems Administrator| MCSA | Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
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    Thank you very much brother
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