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MCSA stands for "Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator".
Becoming MCSE certified will open up new doors to your career as an Information
Technology professional. This is the basic Microsoft certification and
should be taken by anyone who plans to work in a Microsoft environment.
on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Certification Requirements
(Published by Microsoft as of May, 2004):
Core Exams (3 Exams Required)
networking system exams
Exam 70–290: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server
Exam 70–291: Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft
Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
One client operating system exam
Exam 70–270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft
Windows® XP Professional
Exam 70-210: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows
Exams (1 Exam Required)
Together with the core exams, the elective exams provide a valid and reliable
measure of technical proficiency and expertise to successfully manage
and maintain the typically complex computing environment of medium-to-
large-sized companies. MCSA candidates should have 6–12 months of
experience administering client and network operating systems.
Exam 70–086: Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Systems Management
Exam 70-227: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Internet
Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000, Enterprise Edition
Exam 70-228: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft SQL
Server™ 2000 Enterprise Edition
Exam 70-284: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Exam 70-299: Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft
Windows Server 2003 Network
(2 Exams Required)
Microsoft has designed an upgrade path that will enable a current MCSA
on Windows® 2000 to earn the Windows Server 2003 credential in a time-
and cost-effective manner.
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