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What are your thoughts on the MCITP certifications? I have recently passed MCITP:EDST, and I am currently working ...
5th May 2011, 11:06 AM #1
MCITP - When will the job market catch up??
What are your thoughts on the MCITP certifications? I have recently passed MCITP:EDST, and I am currently working towards the MCITP:SA.
I have been working in the IT industry for 10 years, including the last 6 years as a Network Manager.
Every job I look at is looking for MCSE/MCSA. I guess this is probably because a large percentage of people are still running 2003 servers.
Cheers for any input.
5th May 2011, 11:09 AM #2
As far as I can see MCITP:SA and EA translate to the MCSA/MCSE yes they are different versions but the application of the knowledge you have is the same really.
I just passed MCITP:SA and the exams are all based on 2008 R2 yet the certficates still on say Server 2008.
5th May 2011, 11:23 AM #3
I am halfway through the 70-640 training book. Do you think there will be much more to learn for the R2 exam? I don't want to fork out for another book just for a couple of questions!
I know someone who is just starting MCSE now. He tells me it's still better to do that now, rather than MCITP. I thought MCSE was on old technology (2003), so opted for MCITP. What's your thoughts on that?
5th May 2011, 11:32 AM #4
I took the line of the fact that I am workign with 2008 so the MCITP:SA seemed to be the best direction.
You need to know whats new in 2008 R2 and things that require a 2008 or w008 R2 functional level.
Allthough the only thing that needs an R2 functional level is the AD recycle bin I think.
I have a tip sheet you're welcome to if you want it.
5th May 2011, 11:39 AM #5
Generally the MCITPs seem to be accepted as an equal (if more recent) qualification to the MCS*s, at least with the people I've dealt with so far.
5th May 2011, 11:46 AM #6
Tip sheet would be excellent thanks Ben.
Originally Posted by plexer
Most of my experience is on 2003, but we recently upgraded our entire server infrastructure to 2008R2 on VMWare ESXI servers. I must say, I really like Server 2008R2.
5th May 2011, 11:48 AM #7
I thought as much. I hope Human resource departments and potential employers will recognise the MCITP as the new MCS*!
Originally Posted by jamesb
5th May 2011, 12:10 PM #8
On one of the certification forums there was this sort of discussion and it was suggested to list the MCITP:SA and EA as an equivalent to MCSA/MCSE so that if that's what people are looking for they will pick up on it.
5th May 2011, 12:21 PM #9
So you would list it as MCSE2008??
Where can I get the tip sheet?
5th May 2011, 12:21 PM #10
I have an MCSA and I am current doing the MCITP:SA and maybe EA I have done 70-680 and 70-640 so far and I can say the SA is the equivalent of the MCSA but..... the SA will expire when 2008 does. MCSA won't expire but it is obviously tested on old versions. I'm sure Ken with his certificate list that is long as your arm, might have a few words on the subject.
12th May 2011, 03:29 PM #11
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Originally Posted by dgardner
I was part way through doing 640 and 642 when the exams changed. The ebook just about has enough to get you through the R2 portions as I passed both. The 2nd edition of the MS self-study guides are due out shortly if you do want to fork out another £40
12th May 2011, 03:38 PM #12
If anyone wants the tips sheets that my mcitp:sa instructor created pm
12th May 2011, 03:39 PM #13
No you should not list it as that.
Originally Posted by dgardner
MCSA equivalent MCITP:SA - Passed
Or similar I would suggest.
12th May 2011, 04:03 PM #14
If they don't know what a MCITP is do you really want to work there?
12th May 2011, 04:03 PM #15
Trouble is the first sift may be done by someone just looking for specific things i.e mcsa/mcse and if they don't see them then you're toast.
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