Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

Definition of Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer)?

A Microsoft certification for individuals who have demonstrated in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Windows NT and Microsoft BackOffice networking products.

A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) can perform various functions within an IS department, work as a consultant or systems integrator, or function in numerous other technical capacities.

MCSEs are often employed as support technicians, network analysts, or operating systems experts. The MCSE designation is Microsoft’s premier designation for individuals who are skilled in planning, installing, configuring, optimizing, maintaining, and troubleshooting Windows operating systems and BackOffice server products.

To earn the certification, you must pass four operating systems exams and two elective exams. Benefits of the MCSE designation include industry recognition, a subscription to the Microsoft TechNet Technical Information Network, and access to technical and product information.