Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

The MCSE is the benchmark certification for IT professionals in a networking environment. The MCSE certification shows you have proven expertise in a typically complex computing environment within medium to large organisations. The MCSE also allows you to choose an elective subject that will give you diversity in the workplace, such as SQL, Security or Exchange.

Individuals who earn the MCSE certification have the skills necessary to lead organisations in the successful design, implementation, and administration of the most advanced Microsoft Windows platform and Microsoft server products.

Examples of your target job titles include:

  • Systems Engineers
  • Technical Support Engineers
  • Systems Analysts
  • Network Analysts
  • Technical Consultants
Studying for the MCSE.

You gain MCSE certification once you have passed 7 MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) exams. If you are familiar with the Microsoft Windows platform and use operating systems, servers and networks on a daily basis you should expect to take between 3-6 months to complete the MCSE.

For those that are new to the IT industry or are looking change or start a new career you should allow slightly longer study time. There is a lot to learn and it covers many subjects and as with all other professions there is no quick fix to becoming qualified, beginners should allow up to one year to complete the MCSE.

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What’s the salary for an MCSE?

The MCSE certification will help to increase your value in the workplace and qualify your IT skills. With a couple of years experience you would expect to earn £25-35k and the average wage for a MCSE in the UK is £41,000.

Around 90% of UK companies use Microsoft techniologies to run their business networks, making the Microsoft certifications the most valuable and recognised in the industry. For more information on salaries and the job opportunities an MCSE certification will lead to click here.

How do the online interactive courses work?

We send you a user name and password and you will get a unlimited access for 12 months to the courseware. Once you have your login details you are free to access the course from any PC with an internet connection, there are no downloads or software to slow your PC down.Our certification courses will give you everything you need to pass the regulated exams, and even prepare you with exam questions and real world simulations. Plus if you do get stuck you can ask unlimited questions through our 24/7 instant mentor support.

  • 12 Months Unlimited Access
  • Free upgrades
  • 24 Hours Tutor support
  • Interactive Simulations
  • Reference and Search
  • Exam Preparation and Skill Assessments

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MCSE 2003 Tracks

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) candidates on the Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 track are required to satisfy the following requirements:

Core Exams (6 Exams Required)
  • Four networking system exams
37 hour(s)
54 hour(s)
54 hour(s)
51 hour(s)
  • One client operating system exam
31 hour(s)
  • One design exam
22 hour(s)

Elective Exams (1 Exam Required)

Together with the core exams, the elective exams provide a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise in solution design and implementation. MCSE candidates should also have at least one year of experience implementing and administering network operating systems and desktop operating systems.

33 hour(s)
SQL Server 2000 Admin MCSA 70-228 13 hour(s)
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 MCSA/MCSE 70-284 Series 16 hour(s)
SQL Server 2005 MCTS 70-431 Series 26 hour(s)

MCSE 2000 Track

MCSE 2000 candidates are required to pass seven exams to achieve certification. There are five core exams comprised of four operating system exams and one design exam. The remaining two exams are taken from the elective list. The exams are:


  • Windows 2000 Professional 70-210 or Windows XP Professional 70-270
  • Windows 2000 Server 70-215
  • Windows 2000 Network Administration 70-216
  • Windows 2000 Active Directory 70-217
  • Windows 2000 Directory Design 70-219
30 hour(s)
35 hour(s)
22 hour(s)
42 hour(s)
46 hour(s)
31 hour(s)


  • Windows 2000 Network Management 70-218
  • Windows 2000 Security Design 70-220
  • Windows 2000 Network Design 70-221
  • Exchange 2000 Administration 70-224
  • SQL Server 2000 Database Design 70-229
24 hour(s)
13 hour(s)
21 hour(s)
26 hour(s)
44 hour(s)
40 hour(s)

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  • Instructor Led

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