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 jobs such 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.

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Certification earned

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Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

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Administering Windows Server 2012

3

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

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

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Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

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Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

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

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.

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

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Title

Optional training

Required exam

Certification earned

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Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

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Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

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Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

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 See lists of withdrawn exams and withdrawn certifications.

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

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Optional training

Required exam

Certification earned

Recertification for MCSE: Server Infrastructure

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MCSE: Server Infrastructure