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    Default Regarding the MTA Server cert

    I have a question is the Microsoft Technology Associate Server certification worth it, my ultimate goal is getting the MCSA Server cert, also what are some good study resources?
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    The MTA certificates are targeted at individuals who have absolutely no experience with computing or technology really. That isn't to undermine them at all as I am sure many people who take them find them to be very useful. If you have worked helpdesk for a couple of years or taken a college course that covered computer topics, you're probably good to skip the MTA.

    The MTA is not a prerequisite for the MCSA thought the MCSA does say you should have at least the equivalent experience as an MTA. Additionally, I haven't seen any job postings in my many searches over the years that included MTAs as a requirement for a position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poolmanjim View Post
    The MTA certificates are targeted at individuals who have absolutely no experience with computing or technology really. That isn't to undermine them at all as I am sure many people who take them find them to be very useful. If you have worked helpdesk for a couple of years or taken a college course that covered computer topics, you're probably good to skip the MTA.

    The MTA is not a prerequisite for the MCSA thought the MCSA does say you should have at least the equivalent experience as an MTA. Additionally, I haven't seen any job postings in my many searches over the years that included MTAs as a requirement for a position.

    Thanks for your response, I have about 4 yrs in Helpdesk/desktop Support so I guess I should go for a little something more higher, I am looking to obtain a position a system administrator what is the best way to go with the certs?
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    Go straight to mcsa. 4 years on helpdesk is 2 years too long
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