MCSE: Messaging

Solutions Expert

The globally recognized standard for IT professionals

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.

StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements346346MCSE: Messaging
2Enabling Office 365 Services346347

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

3Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013341341
4Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013342342

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.

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
StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012417417MCSE: Messaging
2Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013341341
3Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013342342

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

How to recertify your MCSE: Messaging certification

If you currently hold an MCSE: Messaging certification and your three-year recertification date is approaching, you can recertify through Microsoft Virtual Academy.