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Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Windows Server 2003 (MCSE )

The enduring strength of Windows Server 2003 in the market suggests that demand for related IT expertise will continue for many years. The MCSE on Windows Server 2003 certification enables you to demonstrate your expertise with Windows Server 2003 and inspire confidence in clients and employers. Prove your ability to analyze business requirements for information systems solutions and validate your expertise in designing and implementing infrastructures based on Windows Server 2003.


Certification Summary
Examination Papers & Topics
MCSE Messaging on Windows Server 2003
To earn the MCSE Messaging on Windows Server 2003 certification, you must pass eight exams (in any order):
  • Four exams on networking systems
  • One exam on client operating systems
  • One exam on design
  • Two exams on messaging specialization


Examination Style
Microsoft generally does not identify the format of any given exam at the time of registration because candidates are expected to understand the exam content, regardless of how it is presented. This practice helps protect exam security and the value of Microsoft Certification.
Microsoft Certification exams are presented in a wide variety of question and answer formats to evaluate the candidate's knowledge and skills accurately. Such formats may include:
  • Multiple-choice, single-answer questions
  • Multiple-choice, multiple-answer questions
  • Hot area questions
  • Active screen questions
  • Drag and drop questions
  • Build list and reorder questions
  • Create a tree questions
  • Case studies
Some skills are assessed through hands-on, lab-based testing.
Examination Passing Score
All Microsoft exams are scaled such that the passing score is 700. The actual cut score (the number of items you need to answer correctly) is determined by a group of subject-matter experts. A common misperception is that you must answer 70 percent of the items correctly in order to pass the exam; however, the actual percentage varies from exam to exam and may be more or less than 70 percent, depending on the input provided by the subject-matter experts who helped us set the cut score.
Examination & Results Dates
MCSE Exam is provided around the year and results report is generated immediately after completing the exam through Prometric's software.   
Examination Mode Computer-based
Areas of Specialization
  • Information Technology
Professional Body Mircosoft
Location of Incorporation United States