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Note This certification will retire on March 31, 2017. When the certification retires, all individuals whose transcripts list this certification as active on or after September 26, 2016, will retain the active status.
Find out about the replacement certification, MCSE: Productivity.
Validate your ability to move your company to the cloud, increase user productivity and flexibility, reduce data loss, and improve data security for your organization.
Earning an MCSE: Messaging certification will qualify you for a position in network and computer systems administration.
A new exam covering Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 is now incorporated into the MCSE: Messaging credential. The new exam (345) provides an alternate path to earning the MCSE through Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 exams 341 and 342.
- Additional options
You can substitute an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification for the MCSA: Office 365 certification.
You can also earn your MCSE: Messaging through the following two exams, provided that you have already earned a qualifying MCSA credential:
- How to upgrade to the MCSE: Messaging certification
- You can upgrade these certifications to the MCSE: Messaging certification.
- MCSA: Windows Server 2008
- MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2
- MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 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 Take course 417 Take exam 417 2 Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Take exam 345
- How to recertify your MCSE: Messaging certification
If you currently hold an MCSE: Messaging certification and your three-year recertification date is approaching, there are two options for recertification.
Option 1: Recertify by taking this exam:
Title Optional training Required exam Certification earned Recertification for MCSE: Messaging Take exam 385
Option 2: Recertify through Microsoft Virtual Academy.