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    Hi Guys,

    I have A+ and N+ and am working towards my MCSA counting those 2 as my elective?

    Now i have been studying towards what i thought would count as an MCP:

    MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-620): Configuring Windows Vista™ Client



    I have only purchased the book and have read it right through.

    However someone at work has stated that this does not count towards MY mcsa and that it is not an MCP

    What should i do - are they bringing out an MCP for Vista?

    Thanks in advance chaps

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    It is an MCP, it does count towards your MCSA. (70-620) can replace the need for taking the XP test. check under Microsoft site for MCSA requirements and its there.
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    Excellent, are you 100% sure as its not all that clear on the Microsoft website?

    It seems to referee to the MCST and dosent mention an MCP anywhere.

    Great news if is ill get cracking and try and sit the exam before Xmas!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by -swordfish-
    However someone at work has stated that this does not count towards MY mcsa and that it is not an MCP

    It's pretty clear here that it counts toward your MCSA:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mc...3/default.mspx


    As far as being an MCP, it doesn't look like it. However, that's not a bad thing, as the MCTS is essentially the new MCP. And you do become an MCTS: Windows Vista, Configuration certified for passing 70-620:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-620.mspx
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    And when you finish up your MCSA with 290 and 291 you will get an MCP that way. So you will have A+, Net+, MCTS:Vista, MCP, and MCSA.
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    Thought that if you passed any 70-*** exam, you were MCP (excluding MCTS like 620).
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    Im pretty sure you get MCP from 620 because that was my first MS exam and it has MCP and MCTS checked off in my profile on the site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Non-Profit Techie
    Im pretty sure you get MCP from 620 because that was my first MS exam and it has MCP and MCTS checked off in my profile on the site.
    Cool. Thanks for the information.
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    If I was reading the link correctly (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mc...3/default.mspx), you can also use 70-620 as an elective for MCSA. So you can take,

    70-620 (elective)
    70-270 (client)
    70-290 (core)
    70-291 (core)

    And become MCSA
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    MCTS is essentially the new MCP...just another fancy term. I'm currently studying for A+ and then will dive into Vista since I use it here at work and start towards an MCSA. Good luck with your studying!
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