IT professionals seeking recognition of proficiency in the realm of Microsoft technologies will almost certainly want to consider obtaining the ?
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
?credential. MCSE credential holders are recognized industry-wide as possessing the technical skills, expertise and knowledge necessary to perform complex roles using Microsoft technologies. Employers depend on MCSE professionals to solve difficult problems requiring innovative resolutions, design systems and complex solutions, build and deploy, as well as operate, maintain and optimize Microsoft-based systems.
As with the?Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), the MCSE comes in various certification flavors, all designed to meet the demanding requirements facing advanced level Microsoft professionals in today's ever-changing?technology environment.
Currently available tracks include:
- MCSE: Server Infrastructure - requires the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential exams+ 2 additional server infrastructure exams.
- MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure - requires the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential exams + 2 additional desktop infrastructure exams.
- MCSE: Private Cloud - requires the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential exams + 2 additional private cloud exams.
- MCSE: Data Platform - requires MCSA: SQL Server 2012 + 2 additional exams. This essentially takes the place of the old MCDBA.
- MCSE: Business Intelligence - requires MCSA: SQL Server 2012 exams + 2 additional exams: - Implementing Data Models and Reports plus Designing Business Intelligence Solutions.
- MCSE: Messaging - requires MCSA: Windows Server 2012 exams + 2 additional Exchange Server exams.
- MCSE: Communications - requires MCSA: Windows Server 2012 exams + 2 additional Lync Server exams.
- MCSE: SharePoint - requires MCSA: Windows Server 2012 exams + 2 additional SharePoint Server exams.
You must recertify every 3 years by passing a recertification exam. Initially, recertification requires passing one or two exams or earning the associated Masters certification. Microsoft is exploring other recertification options and will announce those options as appropriate.