Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) CertificationThe Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) credential is the premier certification for professionals who analyze the business requirements and design and implement the infrastructure for business solutions based on the Microsoft Windows 2000 platform and Microsoft Windows Server System.
Implementation responsibilities include installing, configuring, and troubleshooting network systems. Learn more about MCSE job functions by reading the MCSE Job Task Analysis (Microsoft Word 925 KB). Read about the significant changes Microsoft has made to the MCSE certification to retain its validity and value, and to meet the technical needs of competitive organizations. Or, visit the Microsoft PressPass site to learn about how Microsoft has raised the bar on the certification.
The MCSE certification is appropriate for:
Systems analysts Network analysts
The MCSE credential is one of the most widely recognized technical certifications in the industry. By earning the premier MCSE credential, individuals are demonstrating that they have the skills necessary to lead organizations in the successful design, implementation, and administration of the most advanced Windows operating system and Microsoft Windows Server System.
The Typical Computing Environment of an MCSEThe Windows 2000 track of the MCSE credential is designed for information technology (IT) professionals working in the typically complex computing environment of medium to large organizations. An MCSE candidate should have at least one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system in environments with the following characteristics: 200 to 26,000 supported users Five to 150 physical locations Typical network services and applications including file and print, database, messaging, proxy server or firewall, dial-in server, desktop management, and Web hosting Connectivity needs including connecting individual offices and users at remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet In addition, an MCSE candidate should have at least one year of experience in the following areas: Implementing and administering a desktop operating system Designing a network infrastructure For more information on additional requirements to earn the MCSE credential, see the MCSE Certification Requirements.