MCSA Certification

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrators (MCSAs) administer network and systems environments based on the Microsoft Windows platforms.

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) candidates on the Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 track are required to satisfy the following requirements:

Core Exams (3 Exams Required) Two networking system exams One client operating system exam
Elective Exams (1 Exam Required)

Together with the core exams, the elective exams provide a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise to successfully manage and maintain the typically complex computing environment of medium-to- large-sized companies. MCSA candidates should have 6–12 months of experience administering client and network operating systems.

Upgrade Exam (1 Exam Required)

Microsoft has designed an upgrade path that will enable a current MCSA on Windows® 2000 to earn the Windows Server 2003 credential in a time- and cost-effective manner.

For more information about the Windows Server 2003 exams, see the Frequently Asked Questions.