MCSE: SharePoint

MCSE: SharePoint

Solutions Expert

The globally recognised standard for IT professionals

Note This certification will be withdrawn on 31 March 2017. When the certification is withdrawn, all individuals whose transcripts list this certification as active on or after 26 September 2016 will retain the active status.

Find out about the replacement certification, MCSE: Productivity.

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.

StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Managing Office 365 Identities and RequirementsTake course 347Take exam 346MCSE: Sharepoint logo
2Enabling Office 365 ServicesTake course 347Take exam 347

After successfully completing steps 1 and 2, you'll earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Office 365 certification.

3Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Not yet available Take exam 339

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

Additional options

You can substitute an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification for the MCSA: Office 365 certification.

You can also earn your MCSE: SharePoint through the following two exams, provided that you have already earned a qualifying MCSA credential:

Exam 331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Exam 332: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

How to upgrade to the MCSE: SharePoint certification

You can upgrade these certifications to the MCSE: SharePoint 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
StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012Take course 417Take exam 417MCSE: Sharepoint logo
2Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Not yet available Take exam 339

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 See lists of withdrawn exams and withdrawn certifications.

How to recertify your MCSE: SharePoint certification

If you currently hold an MCSE: SharePoint certification and your three-year recertification date is approaching, there are two options for recertification.

Option 1: Recertify by taking this exam:

TitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
Recertification for MCSE: SharePoint

Take course 331

Take course 332

Take exam 383MCSE: Sharepoint logo

Option 2: Recertify through Microsoft Virtual Academy.


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