A Path to Success

To become certified as an MCSE, you must meet a specific set of requirements. Most people look at these requirements according to which classes you must take, but more important, you must pass the tests to obtain your certification. For a complete certification roadmap, visit your local Authorized Technical Education Center (ATEC) or Microsoft's training and certification Web site (http://www.microsoft.com/train_cert). Each exam costs $100. Table A outlines the basic core requirements and electives (note that you can't combine NT 3.51 exams with NT 4.0 exams).

TABLE A: Basic MCSE Core Requirements and Electives
Test Course Title
Core Requirements (operating system exams--choose one of each)
Client
70-030 Microsoft Windows 3.1 (to be retired in September 1998)
70-048 Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (to be retired in September 1998)
70-063 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows 95 (to be replaced in March 1998 by exam 70-064)
70-064 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows 95
70-073 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0
Windows NT General
70-042 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
70-068 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 in the Enterprise
Windows NT Server
70-043 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
70-067 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0
Networking
70-046 Networking with Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11
70-047 Networking with Microsoft Windows 3.1
70-058 Networking Essentials
Electives (choose two):
70-012 Microsoft SNA Server
70-013 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft SNA Server 3.0
70-014 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.0
70-018 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.2
70-021 Microsoft SQL Server 4.2 Database Implementation
70-022 Microsoft SQL Server 4.2 Database Administration for Microsoft Windows NT
70-026 System Administration of Microsoft SQL Server 6.5
70-027 Implementing a Database Design on Microsoft SQL Server 6.5
70-037 Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 3.2--Enterprise
70-053 Internetworking Microsoft TCP/IP on Microsoft Windows NT (3.5-3.51)
70-059 Internetworking with Microsoft TCP/IP on Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
70-071 Microsoft Internet Information Server
70-010 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Exchange Server 4.0
70-076 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0
70-077 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Internet Information Server 3.0 and Microsoft Index Server 1.1
70-078 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Proxy Server 1.0
70-079 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 by Using the Internet Explorer Administration Kit
70-081 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5
70-085 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft SNA Server 4.0
70-087 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0
70-088 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0