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By GJ2008 ·
Are the Comptia Server+ and Net+ more recognised than Microsoft certification? Would it be better to obtain the Comptia certification as they don't expire, whereas the Microsoft certifications will be out of date as soon as they release a newer product e.g. NT - W2K - Windows .NET 2003 ?

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by timwalsh In reply to Microsoft or Comptia ?

Microsoft Certifications do NOT go out of date as soon as a new product is released. Tests do get retired on older products, and it may not longer be possible to get certified on older products, but the certifications themselves do not go out of date. For example, NT4 certifications are still valid, even though you can n longer get the NT4 certification.

The CompTIA certifications tend to be more general in nature than any vendor-specific certifications. However for organizatiosn that tnedto use a lot of a particular vendor;s products, tha tvendor's certifications tend to be more desired.

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by Ann777 In reply to Microsoft or Comptia ?

Actually some companies require that you recertify in A+ and the other tests just to keep current. They pay for the testing.

The Microsoft certs may be out of date as soon as a new product is realesed (or thereafter), but ultimately not every business upgrades immediately either.

The certifications prove that you've been through testing and know something about the item you're certifying in. A+, Net+, Server+ prove general hardware/software basics, netowrking etc.; businesses like to see a general knowledge of these. But I doubt that they are "more recognized" -- because they are not specific about the MS Server/OS etc that you are using.

Businesses that utilize these products would like to see MS certifications. If you can prove by years of experience or by doing that you know enough to do what the business requires, then a business may or may not hire you based on that fact alone.

Ultimately, if I were trying to hire an Admin for MS poroducts, then I'd want to seeMS certs or enough years of experience in the tasks he or she would be doing.

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