Prove your ability to build innovative solutions across multiple
technologies, both on-premises and in the cloud.
The following questions specifically address the Microsoft
Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certifications. Visit the
Certification overview or
Exam policies and FAQ pages for answers to general questions
regarding Microsoft Certification or the exams.
Q.Do I need to recertify my
MCSE and, if so, what are the requirements?
Yes, recertification is required. To
recertify your MCSE certification, you must pass the applicable
recertification exam once every three years.
Between August 2014 and March 2015,
recertification exams will be released for all MCSE and MCSD
specialties. Recertification exams will cover material from the
exams taken to originally earn the credential, with particular
emphasis on the most recent product and process changes.
Recertification deadlines for all MCSE and MCSD credential holders
will be examined and adjusted, if needed, to ensure that these
individuals have at least 12 months to take and pass the
Q.What is the difference
between the new Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
certification and the old Microsoft Certified System Engineer
The Microsoft Certified Solution Expert
(MCSE) certification focuses on the ability to design and build
technology solutions, which may include integrating multiple
technology products and span multiple versions of a single
technology, whether on-premises or in the cloud. The previous
Microsoft Certified System Engineer certifications focused on a
specific job role.
To find out more about the policies
regarding expired exams and inactive certifications, see the list
Q.What happens to my retired
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certification?
The following courses help you prepare for this certification: