I’ve been planning on becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) to help further my technical knowledge in a few of my particular interests and to help advance my career in the IT field. The past few years that I’ve been working in IT, I’ve worked both support and developer roles. The majority of employers that I have spoken with, either required or strongly preferred a certified applicant when hiring for a support role; while developer positions would no doubt benefit from the knowledge associated with various Microsoft IT certifications (Private Cloud, Exchange, SharePoint) when developing for these particular solutions. In either case, I believe that certifications are very important. Studying the material thoroughly is the best way to prepare yourself and your career for the road ahead.
I’ve included the exam path that I will be taking in the table below. No, the steps listed are not out of order, but due to circumstances with my employer I was required to to take the 70-246 and 70-247 first before continuing down the normal path to becoming MCSE certified. As it currently stands, I’ve completed both the 70-247 (Configuring and Deploying Private Cloud) and 70-246 (Monitoring and Operating Private Cloud). Despite the exam numbers, I took the 70-247 first and the 70-246 second. I’m not sure what Microsoft was thinking, but it made more sense to study for and take the 70-247 exam first, which required configuring/deploying the private cloud environment and then continue on with the 70-246, monitoring the environment. After all, an environment must exist before it can be monitored.
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