+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 21
Courses and Training Thread, MCITP - When will the job market catch up?? in Training and Courses; Hi guys, What are your thoughts on the MCITP certifications? I have recently passed MCITP:EDST, and I am currently working ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    332
    Thank Post
    160
    Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
    Rep Power
    36

    MCITP - When will the job market catch up??

    Hi guys,

    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.

  2. #2

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,255
    Thank Post
    671
    Thanked 1,644 Times in 1,466 Posts
    Rep Power
    424
    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.

    Ben

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    332
    Thank Post
    160
    Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
    Rep Power
    36
    Thanks Ben.
    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?

  4. #4

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,255
    Thank Post
    671
    Thanked 1,644 Times in 1,466 Posts
    Rep Power
    424
    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.

    Ben

  5. Thanks to plexer from:

    Gardinho (5th May 2011)

  6. #5

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    2,168
    Thank Post
    98
    Thanked 319 Times in 261 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    113
    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.

  7. #6

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    332
    Thank Post
    160
    Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
    Rep Power
    36
    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post

    I have a tip sheet you're welcome to if you want it.
    Tip sheet would be excellent thanks Ben.

    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.

  8. #7

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    332
    Thank Post
    160
    Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
    Rep Power
    36
    Quote Originally Posted by jamesb View Post
    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.
    I thought as much. I hope Human resource departments and potential employers will recognise the MCITP as the new MCS*!

  9. #8

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,255
    Thank Post
    671
    Thanked 1,644 Times in 1,466 Posts
    Rep Power
    424
    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.

    Ben

  10. #9

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    332
    Thank Post
    160
    Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
    Rep Power
    36
    So you would list it as MCSE2008??

    Where can I get the tip sheet?

  11. #10
    ChrisH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Lancs
    Posts
    4,987
    Thank Post
    120
    Thanked 283 Times in 261 Posts
    Rep Power
    107
    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.

  12. #11

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    105
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
    Rep Power
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by dgardner View Post
    So you would list it as MCSE2008??

    Where can I get the tip sheet?
    http://download.microsoft.com/downlo..._r2_e-book.pdf

    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

  13. Thanks to jtotheb from:

    Gardinho (12th May 2011)

  14. #12

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,255
    Thank Post
    671
    Thanked 1,644 Times in 1,466 Posts
    Rep Power
    424
    If anyone wants the tips sheets that my mcitp:sa instructor created pm

    Ben

  15. #13

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,255
    Thank Post
    671
    Thanked 1,644 Times in 1,466 Posts
    Rep Power
    424
    Quote Originally Posted by dgardner View Post
    So you would list it as MCSE2008??

    Where can I get the tip sheet?
    No you should not list it as that.

    MCSA equivalent MCITP:SA - Passed

    Or similar I would suggest.

    Ben

  16. #14
    somabc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,337
    Thank Post
    83
    Thanked 388 Times in 258 Posts
    Rep Power
    112
    If they don't know what a MCITP is do you really want to work there?

  17. #15

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,255
    Thank Post
    671
    Thanked 1,644 Times in 1,466 Posts
    Rep Power
    424
    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.

    Ben

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Whoop MCITP:SA
    By plexer in forum General Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 25th April 2011, 01:21 PM
  2. MCITP Qualification
    By dezt in forum Courses and Training
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 22nd March 2011, 12:59 PM
  3. MCITP Qualifications
    By ahunter in forum Courses and Training
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 27th January 2011, 10:38 PM
  4. It will never catch on!
    By laserblazer in forum General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 15th September 2009, 10:58 PM
  5. MCITP
    By AdamR78 in forum Courses and Training
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 14th April 2009, 07:21 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •