Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)

The globally recognised standard for IT professionals

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure certification validates that you have the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data centre, with expertise in identity management, systems management, virtualisation, storage and networking.

Earning an MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification will qualify you for jobs such as computer support specialist and information security analyst.

Step Title Optional training Required exam
1 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
410
410
2 Administering Windows Server 2012
411
411
3 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
412
412
4 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
413
413
5 Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
414
414

The globally recognised standard for IT professionals

Show that you can deploy and manage desktops and devices that provide access from anywhere, while maintaining security and compliance. Also validate your skills in desktop virtualisation, remote desktop services and application virtualisation.

Earning an MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification will qualify you for job roles such as desktop and device support, and data and applications manager.

Step Title Optional training Required exam
1 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
410
410
2 Administering Windows Server 2012
411
411
3 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
412
412
4 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
415
415
5 Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
416
416

The globally recognised standard for IT professionals

Prove your expertise in managing and implementing Microsoft private cloud computing technologies. With Windows Server and System Center, you will build your Microsoft private cloud solution to optimise IT service delivery and gain the automation and flexibility you need for your IT infrastructure, now and in the future.

Earning an MCSE: Private Cloud certification will qualify you for jobs such as server administrator, systems programmer and network manager.

Step Title Optional training Required exam
1 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
410
410
2 Administering Windows Server 2012
411
411
3 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
412
412
4 Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
246
246
5 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
247
247

The globally recognised standard for IT professionals

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Enterprise Devices and Apps certification validates that you have the skills needed to manage devices in today’s bring-your-own-device (BYOD) enterprise. It qualifies you for a career path which can range from traditional desktop support technician to enterprise management of BYOD devices and apps.

Note Exams 695 and 696 are currently in beta. If you pass them, you will receive full credit toward this certification, but you will not receive a score report or pass/fail notification until eight to twelve weeks following conclusion of the beta period.

Step Title Optional training Required exam
1 Configuring Windows 8.1
687
687
2 Supporting Windows 8.1
688
688
3 Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps
695
695
4 Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps
965
965

The globally recognised standard for IT professionals

Prove that you have the skills and techniques needed to design, build and deploy solutions that deliver more data to more people across the organisation.

Earning an MCSE: Business Intelligence certification will qualify you for a position as a BI and reporting engineer.

Step Title Optional training Required exam
1 Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
461
461
2 Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
462
462
3 Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
463
463
4 Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server
466
466
5 Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server
467
467

The globally recognised standard for IT professionals

Validate your ability to move your company to the cloud, increase user productivity and flexibility, reduce data loss, and improve data security for your organisation.

Earning an MCSE: Messaging certification will qualify you for a position in network and computer systems administration.

Step Title Optional training Required exam
1 Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements
346
346
2 Enabling Office 365 Services
346
346
3 Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
341
341
4 Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
342
342

The globally recognised standard for IT professionals

Validate your expertise in creating a consistent communications experience for your organisation and connecting your colleagues to people around the world.

Earning an MCSE: Communication certification will qualify you for a position in network and computer systems administration.

Step Title Optional training Required exam
1 Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements
346
346
2 Enabling Office 365 Services
346
346
3 Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013
336
336
4 Enterprise Voice & Online Services with Microsoft Lync Server 2013
337
337

The globally recognised standard for IT professionals

Earn recognition for your expertise in helping a company organise, sync, collaborate and share information across the organisation.

Earning an MCSE: SharePoint certification will qualify you for a job as systems or network analyst.

Step Title Optional training Required exam
1 Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements
346
346
2 Enabling Office 365 Services
346
346
3 Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
331
331
4 Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
332
332

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)