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Note This certification retired on March 31, 2017. 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.