Having MCSE of Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certification is a real honor to any IT professionals. MCSE serves as a license to someone who has undergone lots of training and has stored handful of knowledge about Microsoft Windows NT platforms, networking, related desktop systems, and other Microsoft server products.
However, these expertises are only applicable on lower versions of Windows platforms. Since technology is evolving everyday, the need for upgrade is also increasing. But Microsoft has so far, no intent on providing certification exams for its later server platforms. But MCSE certified professionals can still prove their worth by taking MCSE 2008.s
MCSE 2008 is not actually a lengthy exam about the latest Microsoft Windows Server version. It is just like an upgrade since MCSE certification holders need not to take another tedious exam to be re-certified. Taking MCSE 2008 requires only a single exam for those who have already acquired their MCSE certification.
Certified professionals on Windows Server 2003 are the ones who can only take the single-exam about Windows Server 2008 since there is a bigger gap between Windows Server 2000 and Windows Server 2008. Also, there is no available upgrade or transition path from security and messaging specializations to Windows Server 2008.
MCSE certified professionals should also review about the technology, the changes from the former versions, and the new features in Windows Server 2008. The exam will not cover job skills test.
MCSA certified with Windows Server 2003 certification must pass at least one exam to have two Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) on Windows Server 2008 while MCSE certified with Windows Server 2003 must only one test to gain three Windows Server 2008 MCTS certifications.