MCSE: Server Infrastructure

MCSE: Server Infrastructure

Solutions Expert

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 such jobs as computer support specialist and information security analyst.

Heard about the coming Windows Server 2012 R2 updates? Read the FAQs to find out how we are updating our certifications.

StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012410410MCSE: Server Infrastructure
2Administering Windows Server 2012411411
3Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services412412

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

4Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure413413
5Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure414414

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 Exam 346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements, Exam 409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center or Exam 462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases, for Exam 412.

How to upgrade to the MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification

You can upgrade these certifications to the MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification.

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2008
  • MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008
  • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on 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 2012417417MCSE: Server Infrastructure
2Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure413413
3Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure414414

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 See lists of withdrawn exams and withdrawn certifications.

How to recertify the MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification

If you currently hold the MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification, and are approaching your three-year recertification date, you can recertify by taking this exam.

TitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
Recertification for MCSE: Server InfrastructureNot available980MCSE: Server Infrastructure