Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) a versatile career credential

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MCSE certification can help you succeed in IT.The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MSCE) credential is one of the most sought after and popular certifications in the IT sector. A staple for any IT professional seeking recognized accreditation for proficiency with Microsoft products, MSCE and those who hold it are highly desired by businesses, governments, and organizations; MCSE holders are widely acknowledged as experts by employers and the IT industry as a whole. Because all sectors of the economy are becoming increasingly reliant on technology and the internet, an MSCE certification is invaluable not only in IT, but in virtually every other field as well.

Apart from recognizing an individual’s aptitude for operating and optimizing Microsoft products and platforms, an MSCE certification demonstrates advanced problem-solving ability, an aptitude for innovation and creative thinking, and the ability to design complicated systems and solutions, making an MSCE-accredited individual an asset to any business or organization.

MSCE-holders are recognized by employers as having the ability to integrate numerous technological products, allowing them to take their technical expertise and apply it more readily to a practical business context. Additionally, because a critical component of an MSCE certification involves training in the increasingly important field of cloud computing, MSCE-holders are recognized for their commitment to keeping up with innovations in IT and ensuring that their technical skills match and exceed the requirements of businesses and organizations in IT.

For all of these reasons and more, an MSCE certification could be a strong choice for any IT professional seeking meaningful employment and exceptional compensation. Before becoming eligible to obtain a full-fledged MSCE certification, prospective candidates must earn a preliminary MSCA credential which requires taking two to three exams, depending on the candidate’s primary field of study. Additionally, all MSCE aspirants must successfully complete four or five exams, depending upon the applicant’s desired area of study.

Currently, there are nine specializations under the MSCE credential: server infrastructure, desktop infrastructure, private cloud, enterprise devices and apps, data platform, business intelligence, messaging, communication, and SharePoint. While specialization in any of the aforementioned areas of study will undoubtedly demonstrate technical aptitude and ability to any business or organization, current market trends suggest that the server infrastructure and desktop infrastructure specializations are the most sought-after by employers and businesses.

Each of the nine specializations demonstrates a particular set of technical and IT skills and while all of them are useful to organizations and business in IT, individuals will have access to a different set of employment opportunities based on the specialization that they select. Any MSCE accreditation requires recertification every three years.

The Server Infrastructure certification demonstrates an individual’s competency in effectively and efficiently running a modern data center. The specialization focuses on identity and systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking and will allow credential holders to easily obtain employment as computer support specialists and information security analysts.  Individuals wishing to obtain this specialization are required to pass five separate exams.

The Desktop Infrastructure certification validates ability to deploy and manage remote desktops and devices while guaranteeing their security and compliance. This specialization focuses on desktop virtualization, application virtualization, and remote desktop services, and will allow credential holders find employment as data managers, applications managers, and desktop and device support specialists. Individuals wishing to obtain this specialization are required to pass five separate exams.

The Private Cloud certification demonstrates an individual’s competency in effectively administering and implementing Microsoft private cloud computing products. The specialization focuses on IT service delivery optimization and IT infrastructure maintenance and implementation and will help credential holders find employment as server administrators, network managers, and systems programmers. Individuals wishing to obtain this specialization are required to pass five separate exams.

The Enterprise Devices and Apps certification demonstrates a certificate-holder’s ability to effectively and efficiently manage devices in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) enterprise environment. Individuals holding this specialization are qualified for jobs as desktop support technicians and BYOD managers. Individuals wishing to obtain this specialization are required to pass five separate exams.

The Data Platform certification demonstrates an individual’s proficiency in building, maintaining, and administering enterprise-scale data solutions in cloud-based and non-cloud based contexts. Individuals holding this specialization will be able to obtain gainful employment as database analysts and database designers. Individuals wishing to obtain this specialization are required to pass five separate exams.

The Business Intelligence certification verified the ability to create, build, administer, and implement solutions that effectively deliver data solutions to individuals within a company or organization. Individuals holding this specialization will be easily able to obtain employment as a BI or a reporting engineer. Individuals wishing to obtain this specialization are required to pass five separate exams.

MCSE Happy Happy Joy Joy UserThe Messaging certification demonstrates an individual’s competency in moving organizations and business to cloud-based platforms, increasing user output and flexibility, mitigating loss of data, and improving the safety and security of data. Individuals holding this specialization are likely to end up in jobs as network systems administrators and computer systems administrators. Individuals wishing to obtain this specialization are required to pass four separate exams.

The Communication specialization verifies the credential holder’s ability to design, implement, and administer effective and consistent communications platforms for organizations and companies. Individuals holding this specialization typically find jobs as network systems administrators and computer systems administrators. Individuals wishing to obtain this specialization are required to pass four separate exams.

The Sharepoint certification demonstrates an individual’s competency in designing, implementing, and administering systems that allow a company or organization to sync, collaborate, share, and organize information efficiently and effectively. Individuals holding this specialization will be able to obtain employment as network analysts and systems analysts. Individuals wishing to obtain this specialization are required to pass four separate exams.

Regardless of the particular MSCE specialization that you choose, the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MSCE) credential is globally recognized by businesses, organizations and governments. An MSCE certification showcases competency in Microsoft products and demonstrates advanced problem-solving, creative thinking, and other IT-related skills and abilities. MSCE certification is a solid plus for any IT professional looking to gain better employment opportunities and higher compensation.

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Nenad Dumanovic

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Nenad Dumanovic is the founder and principal of Impressify, a PR company that specializes in delivering PR, content marketing, and business writing services for startups, entrepreneurs, and not-for-profits. He is the editor-in-chief of Konstantine News, a digital politics magazine launching in April 2016.

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