MCSA Specializations

From: Scott McKillop (scott_mckillop_NOSPAM_MAN_at_adlt.com_REMOVE_CAPS)
Date: 02/04/04

Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 09:19:43 -0400

I am currently just starting my MCSA certification track with a long term
goal of completing the MCSE Certification. I am somewhat confused as to how
MS implemented the specializations. The initial path that I have selected
to take is to write the following

70-284 (Implementing and Managing MS Exchange Server 2003)

** I understand that on my transcript this will show as MCSA: Messaging

If I was to also write the 70-227 and 70-299 could I also have MCSA:
Security Specialist listed on my transcript?
    - If so, would it be any benefit or should I save the time and money and
use it on the MCSE path?

I currently have 6 years of network administration experience.

Thanks in advance for your feedback and answers.