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MCSE Server Infrastructure certification

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Advance your skills in implementing cloud-optimised IT infrastructures

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.

Required exams and recommended training

Required Exam Recommended Training 
70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (M20410)
70-411 Administering Windows Server 2012 (M20411)
70-412*  Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (M20412) 

After successfully completing the above, you'll earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 certification.

(*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.)

Required Exam Recommended Training 
70-413 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure (M20413)
70-414  Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure (M20414) 

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 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

Required exams and recommended training to upgrade to MCSE Server Infrastructure certification

Required Exam Recommended Training 
70-417 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 (M20417)
70-411 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure (M20413)
70-412*  Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure (M20414)

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