|Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer + Internet Fact Sheet|
The Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) program provides the best method to prove your command of current Microsoft products and technologies. Computer professionals who become Microsoft Certified Professionals are recognized as experts and are sought after industrywide. Microsoft exams and corresponding certifications are developed to validate your mastery of critical competencies required to design, develop, implement and support solutions with Microsoft products and technologies.
The Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer + Internet certification qualifies IT professionals to enhance, deploy and manage sophisticated intranet and Internet solutions that include a browser, proxy server, host servers, database, and messaging and commerce components. In addition, an MCSE+Internet-certified professional will be able to manage and analyze Web sites.
Current MCSEs have the opportunity to increase their breadth of product knowledge with the MCSE+Internet certification by passing additional exams. MCPs with a specialty in the Internet can also extend their expertise by moving on to the MCSE+Internet track.
Benefits of Becoming a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer + Internet
Why should you become a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer with a specialty in the Internet? To demonstrate to your customers and colleagues that you have what it takes to enhance, deploy and manage sophisticated intranet and Internet solutions.
An MCSE receives the following benefits:
- Industry recognition of your knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft products and technologies.
- A complimentary one-year subscription to the Microsoft TechNet Technical Information Network, providing valuable information on monthly CDs.
- A one-year subscription to the Microsoft Beta Evaluation program. This benefit provides you with free monthly CDs containing beta software (English only) for many of Microsoft's newest software products. This allows you to become familiar with new versions of Microsoft products before they are generally available.
- Access to technical and product information directly from Microsoft through a secured area of the Certification Online Web site.
- Invitations to Microsoft conferences, technical training sessions, and special events.
- A free subscription to Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine, a career and professional development magazine.
As an MCSE+Internet, you receive the following additional benefits:
- An MCSE+Internet logo to enable you to identify your Microsoft Certified Professional status to colleagues or clients.
- An MCSE+Internet certificate.
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer + Internet Requirements
To become a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer with a specialty in the Internet, you must pass nine rigorous certification exams that provide a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise. These exams are developed with the input of professionals in the industry and reflect how Microsoft products are used in organizations throughout the world. The exams are administered by an independent organizationSylvan Prometric™at more than 800 Authorized Prometric Testing Centers around the world.
|MCSE+Internet Core Exams (seven required):|
|Internetworking with Microsoft® TCP/IP on Microsoft® Windows NT® 4.0|
and Supporting Microsoft® Windows® 95
OR 70-073: Implementing and Supporting Microsoft® Windows NT
|Implementing and Supporting Microsoft® Windows NT® Server 4.0|
|Implementing and Supporting Microsoft® Windows NT® Server 4.0 in the Enterprise|
and Supporting Microsoft® Internet Information
Server 3.0 and Microsoft® Index Server 1.1
OR 70-087: Implementing and Supporting Microsoft® Internet Information Server 4.0 (beta version available January 1998)
|Implementing and Supporting Microsoft® Internet Explorer 4.0 by Using the Internet Explorer Administration Kit|
MCSE+Internet Electives (two required)
|Exam 70-026: System
Administration for Microsoft® SQL Server™ 6.5
Exam 70-027: Implementing a Database Design on Microsoft® SQL Server™ 6.5
Exam 70-076: Implementing and
Supporting Microsoft® Exchange Server 5
70-078: Implementing and Supporting
Microsoft® Proxy Server 1.0
Process for Becoming a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer + Internet
Preparation. Exam preparation guides with outlines of exam topics and lists of relevant training resources are available at the Microsoft Certified Professional Web site (http://www.microsoft.com/mcp/). Practice tests, which enable individuals to evaluate skills and practice answering questions similar to those on actual exams, are also available. Microsoft Train_Cert Offline (formerly Microsoft Roadmap to Education and Certification) is a copy of the Microsoft Certified Professional Web site on CD-ROM. Microsoft Train_Cert Offline is available by calling (800) 636-7544 (United States and Canada).
Training. Microsoft Official Curriculum courses can help you gain the skills needed for certification. These courses are available through Microsoft Solution Provider Authorized Technical Education Centers (ATECs) in both instructor-led and self-paced formats. For referrals to Microsoft ATECs, call (800) SOL-PROV.
Exams. Sylvan Prometric administers all Microsoft Certified Professional exams. You must register with Sylvan Prometric prior to scheduling an exam. Exams may be taken at any of more than 800 Authorized Prometric Testing Centers around the world. To register for an exam, please call Sylvan Prometric at (800) 755-EXAM.
For More Information
The Microsoft Certified Professional Web site (http://www.microsoft.com/mcp/) offers you and your customers all the information you need regarding Microsoft Official Curriculum courses, Microsoft Certified Professional certifications and exam requirements, and how education supports your customers certification goals.
Microsoft Train_Cert Offline (formerly Microsoft Roadmap to Education and Certification) is a copy of the Microsoft Training and Certification Web site on CD-ROM. Microsoft Train_Cert Offline is available by calling (800) 636-7544 (United States and Canada).
Practice tests (included in the Microsoft Train_Cert Offline) are available by calling (800) 636-7544 (United States and Canada).
If you are a Microsoft Certified Professional, you now have a special e-mail address for communicating with Microsoft. The new e-mail alias MCP@MSPrograms.com enables you to inform us electronically of an address change or other changes to keep our database up to date. It's very important that we have your current address so that we can inform you of important MCP-related news. You can also use the MCP alias to learn more about the MCP program, request collateral or offer suggestions..
This fact sheet was published January 9, 1998, and is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at Microsofts sole discretion.
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