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    Question MTA Before MSCA?

    Looking to get into Systems Administration and getting the MSCA Server 2012 cert. Is the MTA 98-365 worth getting first to build a foundation on?

    i have very little server 2012/vmware experience.

    Will the MTA help me get a junior sys admin job?

    I have A+ N+ and about a year experience as a technical support rep for a ISP.
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    I have never seen a job posting that required an MTA certification. In most cases, I don't think it is necessary. I'd say go straight for your MCSA. You may encounter a thing here or there that may trip you up but if you lab it, you'll overcome those hurdles reasonably quick. You said you have A+ and Network+, I believe those two certificates are greater than the MTA certification as far as demand.

    Good luck.
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    I’ve come across a couple of job postings that lists MTA as a requirement. Do an indeed search for information technology and they are there. Thing is, you have those comptia carts which I would think override a simple MTA. With that also being said if you have no experience with the Microsoft server cert an MTA could be a good starting point if for no reason than to see where you are in your understanding.
    Quote Originally Posted by poolmanjim View Post
    I have never seen a job posting that required an MTA certification. In most cases, I don't think it is necessary. I'd say go straight for your MCSA. You may encounter a thing here or there that may trip you up but if you lab it, you'll overcome those hurdles reasonably quick. You said you have A+ and Network+, I believe those two certificates are greater than the MTA certification as far as demand.

    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacinto1023 View Post
    Looking to get into Systems Administration and getting the MSCA Server 2012 cert. Is the MTA 98-365 worth getting first to build a foundation on?

    i have very little server 2012/vmware experience.

    Will the MTA help me get a junior sys admin job?

    I have A+ N+ and about a year experience as a technical support rep for a ISP.
    I have the MTA for System Admins, and I didn't find much value in it.


    A good place to start if you have no server experience is the book I listed below. It starts off assuming you have no server experience at all. The book is free!!

    Brian Svidergol's blog

    Windows Server 101 - a free e-book!
    Today, I'm releasing a free e-book! This book is titled "Windows Server 101". This book focuses on how to perform many of the tasks you use to manage Windows Server, such as configuring a server’s local settings, adding and managing key server roles, and troubleshooting network communications. The information presented in this book will help application administrators, developers, and other IT workers manage their servers. It is not meant as a guide to Windows Server 2016 for experts on previous versions of Windows Server. It is meant to teach you Windows Server, including the 2016 version and earlier versions, from scratch. For desktop administrators and other IT workers who focus on client operating systems, development, or applications, this book is a gateway to the server side of IT. This book covers all of the foundation elements but does not get into the advanced and brand new features (which is good if you are just learning the server side of things). Download it, read it, and have fun learning Windows Server!


    https://dl.orangedox.com/onKwZSVjAbbFFzBfs7


    www.itpro.tv has a video course that goes along with this book. This course is titled "Windows Server 101"
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