Becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional will mean belonging to a big tree of certification programs under Microsoft one of which is Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, a highly challenging branch of the Microsoft certification family. In order to become a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, you need to take the series of tests under the MCSE program. Such tests will require you to shell out around a hundred and twenty five United States dollars for a two- to three-hour test that has around forty-five to ninety multiple choice exam questions (apart from the actual performance tests that will require them to practice their skills in real problem-solving situations.
The Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, otherwise known as MCSE, is the most popular and premiere certification of Microsoft. It will qualify an individual to be able to analyze the requirements of the business in applying solutions to information systems as well as design and implement the required infrastructure. As of the year 2007 the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer program branched out into two streams or two product lines, specifically windows Server 2003 and the much later Windows 2000, each requiring its own particular set of examinations. As a way of completing the program, the candidate must pass the six different types of core design exams and an additional elective exam, totaling out to seven. The program usually tackles topics such as computer networking infrastructure, network security, active directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange and other topics that part of general and specific networking a well.