The Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer credential is the premier certification
for professionals who analyze the business requirements and design and implement
the infrastructure for business solutions based on the Windows® NT platform and
Microsoft server software. Implementation responsibilities include installing,
configuring, and troubleshooting network systems.
The MCSE Certification is Appropriate for
The MCSE credential is one of the most widely recognized technical
certifications in the industry—a credential in high demand. 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 Microsoft Windows platform and Microsoft
- Systems engineers
- Technical support engineers
- Systems analysts
- Network analysts
- Technical consultants
An MCSE's Typical Computing Environment
The Windows NT track of the MCSE credential is designed for IT professionals
working in the typically complex computing environment of medium to large
An MCSE candidate should have at least one year of experience implementing and
administering a network operating system in environments with the following
In addition, an MCSE candidate should have at least one year of experience in
the following areas:
- 200 to 26,000 supported users
- 5 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.
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- Implementing and administering a desktop operating system.
- Implementing and administering a network operating system.
- Designing a network infrastructure.