MCSE certifications for Windows 2000 platform and Windows 2003 Server Systems include competencies in MCSE messaging and security. These two sets of MCSE certifications are the most valued career credentials of IT professionals. Microsoft certified professionals wishing to have MCSE certifications must take the required training and pass the certification exam. There are several key steps in order to qualify as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer which any IT professional can follow.
First, IT professionals should determine what MCSE specializations they must take. They could decide to become a Windows platform expert specializing in the design and construction of IT business environments for companies. They could also prefer to get a certification in building and managing server systems using Microsoft Server Systems specializing in server and network security, server operating systems, construction of IT environments and deployment of technology business solution.
The next step would be to get practical experience in using Microsoft technologies. Some IT personnel started through this route. They consciously get hands-on experience on every Microsoft operating systems and networking applications as well as server-client communication maintenance and security. Learning the process through actual implementation is a big help in passing the certification exams.
The third step would be to consolidate experiences through formal MCSE trainings, tutoring and online courses. Trainings are essential preparation for the actual MCSE qualifying exam and it should become the primary preparation step. Online simulated exam, practice quizzes and tests should be an important part of the whole training. After all these have been done, IT professionals can confidently take the actual MCSE exam and face its challenges.