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| Audience Profile |
The Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Windows Server 2003 credential is intended for IT professionals who work in the typically complex computing environment of medium-sized to large companies. An MCSE candidate should have at least one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system in environments that have the following characteristics:
250 to 5,000 or more users
Three or more physical locations
Three or more domain controllers
Network services and resources such as messaging, database, file and print, proxy server, firewall, Internet, intranet, remote access, and client computer management
Connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in 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:
| Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-297: Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):Exam 70-297: Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure: counts as credit toward the following certification(s): |
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