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How To Be A Microsoft Certified Engineer
A Microsoft Certified Engineer or MCSE is a software-expert that has comprehensive knowledge about Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003 including design, implementation, support and security coupled with server software. In fact, an MCSE expert also has in-depth knowledge of the latest Microsoft operating systems. Additionally, an MCSE certification will help to improve on your marketability with current and future employers. So below are some of the steps you will need to follow in-order to become a professional Microsoft Certified Engineer?
How To Become A Microsoft Certified Engineer:
- Get experience in networking, installation, configuration, designing and troubleshooting: You will need to at least get 1-year’s experience in things like; networking, installation, configuration, designing and troubleshooting because they cover all the basic things required becoming Microsoft Certified Engineer. So, go for a computer networking program at a technical-school or community-college but in-case you already have some networking knowledge and experience, then apply for an entry-level position in any company’s IT or networking department. However, if you fail to get an entry-level job then consider designing and configuring your own fully-functional windows server 2003 network with at least 2 client-machines.
- Take the required exams on networking systems: The 4 networking-exams include;
- Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment.
- Implementing, Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
- Planning and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure.
- Planning, Implementing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure.
In fact, you can take these exams in any order and try to pass one-exam before continuing to the next.
- Review and train for at-least 1 of the client-operating-systems exam: you should consider reviewing and training in at-least one of the client operating system exams. in fact, Microsoft suggest getting training in TS Windows 7 configuring but there are also other great options like; TS-Configuring Windows Vista Client or installing, configuring and administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional. Additionally, the more operating systems you know the greater your chances of getting a good job.
- Get training for at-least one of the design exams: You will need to review and get training for at least one of the designing exams which can actually be; Designing a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure or Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network.
- Train for at-least one of the elective-exams: consider getting training in either design or client-operating-systems exams on-case you have not applied for them towards your client or design certifications. Other great training options may include; TS-Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 configuring, designing, Deploying and Managing a Network Solutions for Small and Medium-Sized Business, Implementing and Administering Security in Windows Server 2003 Network, TS-Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 configuring and TS-Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance.
- Get training in one of the specializations: Reviewing and training in one of the specializations will help to increase on your marketability within the job-market. Examples of specializations include; MCSE Security on Windows Server 2003 and MCSE Security on Windows Server 2000. Additionally, you must pass at-least 2-exams of security from Microsoft or any third-party provider like; CompTIA Security + or Implementing and Administering Security in a Windows Server 2003 Network.