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How long does IT take to prepare for MCSA?

How long does IT take to prepare for MCSA?

Microsoft certifications that require about four months While it might seem ambitious to knock out two Microsoft exams in four months, the vast majority of polled IT professionals found two months enough to study for most MCSA exams.

How hard are the Microsoft certification exams?

Microsoft certification exams are usually hard, really hard. They are generally not very fun to take. The exams dive into minutia, asking questions that people with years of experience can’t answer. Every question is a trick question so they are pretty hard to guess at.

Is MCSA entry level?

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) is an entry-level Microsoft certification that validates the knowledge and skills an entry-level IT professional will learn in the first year working with a Microsoft product.

How hard is IT to get MCSE certification?

It’s not easy (but nothing worthwhile ever is) According to a 2014 article in The Register, the exam is designed to represent the pinnacle of certifications for IT pros. Microsoft took steps at the time to increase rigor and make it clear that MSCE certification represented the highest possible certification.

Are Microsoft certifications easy?

Certification exams are among my favorite types of challenges – they are challenging, fairly easy to prepare for but hard to master and pass. In 2019 I’ve completed four certification exams. This year it’s been a lot of upgrades and transition exams on Azure and Microsoft 365.

Can you still earn MCSA, MCSD, MCSE certifications?

A: Yes, you can continue earning the MCSA, MCSD, and MCSE certifications as long as the required exams are still available. As we retire the exams that are part of those certification paths, you will no longer be able to earn those certifications.

Do you have to pass all MCSE exams?

A: Before the exams expire, you must pass all required exams which are a part of the MCSA, MCSD, or MCSE certification (s) that you are trying to achieve. If you pass the required exams before they expire, you will earn the certification and it will appear on your certification transcript.

When do Microsoft certified solutions associate ( MCSA ) certifications retire?

UPDATE: March 26, 2020. All remaining exams associated with Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) will retire on January 31, 2021

Do you need to pass MCSD exam to retire?

If you’re working towards a MCSA, MCSD, or MCSE certification, you’ll want to pass all required exams before they retire. The list below shows existing exams that will retire.