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Oct 31 2009   6:16AM GMT

MCSE: Is it still worth the certification?

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

I will say a resounding, YES. Even though Microsoft has done away with this certification, in favor of its MCITP path, there are still many senior level jobs on Microsoft’s own job search engine for MCSE’s and it is touted as a “badge of honor” in most of the business world.

For those of us who have MCSE Server 2003, Microsoft has provided a one certification upgrade exam that will equivocate to three Microsoft MCTS certifications. They are: Active Directory, Network Infrastructure, and Application Infrastructure Configuration. Read more on Brian Nelson’s articles, Why getting your MCSE is still a good idea and What’s The Next Step for MCSEs.

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  • Amare30
    David, I am a software engg with 10 years of Telecom experience and we are now moving from TDM to Ethernet technology. Do you think it's worth getting on of these certificates? Was primarily wondering about the Cisco ones?
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  • David Davis
    Hi Amare, As it sounds like you are more of a telecom / network engineer, I would recommend checking out the Cisco certifications instead of Microsoft. I suspect that is something that would be more applicable in your line of work. You could work for a reseller / consulting company with a combination of your years of telecom experience and Cisco knowledge. My company, Train Signal, offers the full lineup of [A href="http://www.trainsignal.com"]video training products for Cisco certification[/A].
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