MCSE: Communication

MCSE: Communication

Solutions Expert

The globally recognized standard for IT professionals

Validate your expertise in creating a consistent communications experience for your organization 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

Exam title

Optional training

Required exam

Certification earned

1

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

MCSE: Communication

2

Administering Windows Server 2012

3

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

MSCA

After successfully completing steps 1-3, you'll earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 certification.

4

Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013

5

Enterprise Voice & Online Services with Microsoft Lync Server 2013

Recertify

This MCSE certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every three years.

You can upgrade these certifications to the MCSE: Communication certification.

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2008

  • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2

  • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010

  • MCITP: Lync Server Administrator 2010

  • MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010

  • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7

Step

Title

Optional training

Required exam

Certification earned

1

Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure

2

Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013

3

Enterprise Voice & Online Services with Microsoft Lync Server 2013

The lifespan of a certification varies, based on certification track and certification technology. See lists of retired exams and retired certifications.