What is MCSE Certification

The beginning step of a career in Networking involves a lot of specialized certifications. MCSE is the first step in these exams. This is one of the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exams.  A Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) deals with the designing, installing, configuring and trouble shooting infrastructure on the windows server.


A MCSE certified personnel has the technical capabilities of working on the windows server based programs or solutions. A MCSE certified person carries a Microsoft certified stamp of immense value to his resume with him. He is hired as a Systems Engineer. Employers give preference to certified candidates.


In order to be MCSE certified an exam has to be given by the candidate. This has seven papers ranging from the list below.

  • Networking systems
  • Managing and maintaining a windows server 2003 environment
  • Implementing, Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
  • Planning and Maintaining a windows server 2003 Network Infrastructure
  • Planning, Implementing and Maintaining a windows server Active Directory Infrastructure
  • Client operating systems
  • Configuring Windows 7
  • Configuring Windows Vista Client
  • Installing, configuring and administering Windows XP Professional
  • Design (Choose one)
  • Designing a windows server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure
  • Designing security for a windows server 2003 Network
  • Elective

There are specifications options which enable the test taker to further enhance on the basics of MCSE.

How to take the test:

For booking an exam an authenticated Microsoft site is to be visited and since the exam can be scheduled on the convenient date and time of the candidate, a location of the test, date and time can be selected by the candidate. Each paper costs around 45 USD. The option of rescheduling or cancellation is also available.

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