MCSE: Security

Published on Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Status: Done!

My buddy Ian and myself have decided to get our MCSEs. However, Ian is a Mac lover, and I can't seem to stay away from Linux (and I'm too cheap right now to buy a MacBook). The irony might be subtle, yet we are still studying and making progress. For the most part, I have decided to take the tests in the following order:

70-290, Security+, 70-270, 70-291, 70-293, 70-294, 70-298, 70-299


Update: So, now I'm MCSE. I'm still debating whether or not to do the final Security test. I really need to get caught up with Exchange, so I might do the Messaging test at some point, but who knows. At this point I'm calling it good.

Core Exams: Networking System

Check Exam 70-290: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment


Check Exam 70-291: Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (notes)


Check Exam 70-293: Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure


Check Exam 70-294: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

Core Exams: Client Operating System

Check Exam 70-270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Security Specialization: Core Design

Check Exam 70-298: Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network

Security Specialization:Core Security

Still To Do Exam 70-299: Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network


Check CompTIA Security+