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    Default To a person that already has a MCSA or MCSE, is Server+ worth it?

    I currently have the MCSA and I'm in the process of MCSE. 1) How easy will server+ be after those. And 2) Is it worth the time and money to get it?

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    It's not worth doing IMO
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    Unless the job requirements specifically ask for it I don't think it's worth it.
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    I took the time to take it. It's a minimal investment of time and an easy certificate. However, considering I have a limited training budget, I would have rather put these training $'s into the CCNA:Security (I already have the CCNA budgeted for).
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    What's Server+?
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    Agreed. It's not worth the price tag. Unless it's a job requirement, your employers are paying for it, or you have an invite to the beta exam, I would say skip it.
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    Sounds good. Thats what I had heard in the past but I wanted to confirm those sources.

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    I did it in beta.

    If you have an MCSE, chances are you can walk in and pass it without study. I'd wait for a beta, though. No point in blowing that kind of cash on an entry cert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyper-Me View Post
    I did it in beta.

    If you have an MCSE, chances are you can walk in and pass it without study. I'd wait for a beta, though. No point in blowing that kind of cash on an entry cert.
    I'll probably do this. If nothing else I can plump up the resume a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilsbane View Post
    I'll probably do this. If nothing else I can plump up the resume a little.

    I don't have an MCSE but I do have over a decade of server experience. If you find out when Server+ is in beta, let me know and I'll take it too on a lark. I'll just read the objectives and just show up.

    I won't spend the loot on it, but I'll do it for free.
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    Good Question. It refreshed my memory when I was planning to do the Server+ instead of the MCSA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erpadmin View Post
    I don't have an MCSE but I do have over a decade of server experience. If you find out when Server+ is in beta, let me know and I'll take it too on a lark. I'll just read the objectives and just show up.

    I won't spend the loot on it, but I'll do it for free.
    The last Server+ Beta was in July 2009, so I think the next one will be at least after 2 years from now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilsbane View Post
    I currently have the MCSA and I'm in the process of MCSE. 1) How easy will server+ be after those. And 2) Is it worth the time and money to get it?

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    1. It'll be easier, however it does depend on the knowledge of the person and not just because they have the MCSE. I've meet MCSE's who couldn't join a PC to a domain - they will struggle. Another thing that I would point out is that the Server+ also covers hardware, which the MCSE doesn't.

    2. It depends, I took the beta. Would I have paid to do the released exam? Probably not, however I would have asked work to pay for it. Mainly because we're a Comptia ASC in Servers and Networks and we don't only work with Windows Servers.

    Am I glad that I got the Server+? Yes I am
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    Really? Security+ is not worth it even if you're going after MCSE: Security (once I get MCSE)?? I was going to go after this exam as an elective for the MCSE: Security....if Sec+ is not worth it, what do I take in it's place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RomBUS View Post
    Really? Security+ is not worth it even if you're going after MCSE: Security (once I get MCSE)?? I was going to go after this exam as an elective for the MCSE: Security....if Sec+ is not worth it, what do I take in it's place?
    I think you misread Server+ as Security+
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    Quote Originally Posted by earweed View Post
    I think you misread Server+ as Security+
    Whoops wow....my bad..
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    Quote Originally Posted by RomBUS View Post
    Whoops wow....my bad..
    Security+ is worth it. Server+ I think I want, but maybe I can do a beta or something. I don't want to pay for it.
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    If someone already has MCSA or MCSE, I think their money and time would be better spent on other certs vs Server +. I have yet to actually know or meet someone who is Server + certified in my career. Not that that is a bad thing, I just don't see it as a popular cert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snokerpoker View Post
    If someone already has MCSA or MCSE, I think their money and time would be better spent on other certs vs Server +. I have yet to actually know or meet someone who is Server + certified in my career. Not that that is a bad thing, I just don't see it as a popular cert.
    I have both. I woud not go and get if if you already have MCSA. I got it because my job at the time was paying for certs. Since I already dealth with servers, I picked up a exam cram and tool the test. Look at security+, CCNA or finish your MCSE.
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