- 71-410 -Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
- 71-411 -Administering Windows Server 2012
- 71-412 -Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (MCSA attained here)
- 71-413- Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
- 71-414 -Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure (MCSE attained here
The new MCSE certification now stands for Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, as opposed to the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer it used to be. The main reason for the change is due to legal requirements: the term engineer holds different meanings in different countries, and to hold the title of engineer requires a certain set of skills. So Microsoft has taken a leaf out of Cisco's book and used the Associate and Expert names instead.
The original MCSE was widely recognized by employers as the highest level certification you could achieve in Microsoft operating systems, even if most of those employers did not know what it stood for. The fact that it now stands for something else is not going to be much of a stumbling block on its return to IT admins CVs. The original MCSE was made up of seven exams, with the option to specialize with an elective subject, such as messaging or security, once you had completed the five core examinations.
The new MCSE has a different approach, with the first few MCSE tracks now available choosing to focus on a particular skill area rather than trying to cover Microsoft operating exams from the desktop to the server.
The new MCSE has moved in line with the changes in IT over the years, especially with Microsoft's change in focus in recent years to cloud-based technologies. Fundamentally the exam format has changed very little, the examination track is shorter and more focused, and more importantly the qualification is recognized again..
The new MCSE won't be any less confusing with exam options than the MCITP, but that was never the issue with the MCITP it was all in the name. If Microsoft had adopted this approach with the Windows server 2008 examination series, then the MCSE would be even more established than it is today
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