Windows 2000 MCSE Certification Requirements

Posted on January 8, 2009 by Daniel Petri in Windows 2000 with 0 Comments

What are the Windows 2000 MCSE certification requirements?

The Windows 2000 track of the MCSE credential is designed for information technology (IT) professionals working in the typically complex computing environment of medium to large organizations.

An MCSE candidate should have at least one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system in environments with the following characteristics:

  • 200 to 26,000 supported users
  • Five to 150 physical locations
  • Typical network services and applications including file and print, database, messaging, proxy server or firewall, dial-in server, desktop management, and Web hosting
  • Connectivity needs including connecting individual offices and users at remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet

In addition, an MCSE candidate should have at least one year of experience in the following areas:

  • Implementing and administering a desktop operating system
  • Designing a network infrastructure

On December 2nd 2002, Microsoft has updated their Microsoft Certification Requirements page.

Note: Microsoft has developed independent certification requirements for Microsoft Windows Server 2003. See Windows 2003 MCSE Certification Requirements for exam details.

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) candidates on the Microsoft Windows 2000 track are required to pass seven exams or the equivalent that include the following:

Core Exams (5 Exams Required)

  • Four operating system exams: Candidates must pass one exam from each set of operating system exams—client operating system and networking system. Candidates can complete the core operating system exams requirement by passing either four Windows 2000 or four Windows XP Professional/.NET Enterprise Server exams—or a combination of both.
  • One design exam: Candidates must pass one exam that provides proof of expertise for design skills for specific Microsoft server technologies.

Click the individual Exam and Course titles for more info.

Client Operating System (1 exam required) Courses
Select one of the following 2 exams
Exam 70-210: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Course 2151: Microsoft Windows 2000 Network and Operating System Essentials
Course 2152: Implementing Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional and Server
Course 1560: Updating Support Skills from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 to Microsoft Windows 2000
Exam 70–270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional Course 2272: Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional

and

Networking Systems (3 exams required) Courses
Pass all 3 exams
Exam 70-215: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Course 2151: Microsoft Windows 2000 Network and Operating System Essentials
Course 2152: Implementing Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional and Server
Course 1560: Updating Support Skills from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 to Microsoft Windows 2000
Exam 70-216: Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure Course 2153: Implementing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure
Course 1560: Updating Support Skills from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 to Microsoft Windows 2000
Exam 70-217: Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure Course 2154: Implementing and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services
Course 1560: Updating Support Skills from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 to Microsoft Windows 2000

and

Design (1 exam required) Courses
Select one of the following exams
Exam 70-219: Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure Course 1561: Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure
Exam 70-220: Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Course 2150: Designing a Secure Microsoft Windows 2000 Network
Exam 70-221: Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure Course 1562: Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Networking Services Infrastructure
Exam 70-226: Designing Highly Available Web Solutions with Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Technologies Course 2088: Designing a Highly Available Web Infrastructure

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Elective Exams (2 Exams Required)

The elective exams provide a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise in solution design and implementation. MCSE candidates should also have at least one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system, implementing and administering a client operating system, and designing a network infrastructure. Individuals who earned the MCSE certification on Windows NT 4.0 by February 28, 2001 remain certified.

Since the list is a long one and because some of these exams and courses are either scheduled to be retired (see bottom of this page for more info) or are not very popular – I’ve only made the linkage to the most important courses and exams (from my point of view). If you really need to, you can go directly to the Microsoft MCSE Certification page and read about the other exams options.

Click the individual Exam and Course titles for more info.

Elective (2 exams required) Courses
Select two of the following exams
Exam 70-214: Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Currently, corresponding Microsoft Official Curriculum is not available.
Exam 70-218: Managing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Environment

Bonus: Do this one and get 2 certifications at once – MCSE & MCSA

Course 2126: Managing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Environment
Exam 70-219: Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure Course 1561: Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure
Exam 70-220: Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Course 2150: Designing a Secure Microsoft Windows 2000 Network
Exam 70-221: Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure Course 1562: Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Networking Services Infrastructure
Exam 70-222: Migrating from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 to Microsoft Windows 2000 Course 2010: Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Migration Strategy
Exam 70-223: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Clustering Services by Using Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server Course 2087: Implementing Microsoft Windows 2000 Clustering
Exam 70-224: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Course 1572: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange 2000
Exam 70-225: Designing and Deploying a Messaging Infrastructure with Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Course 2355: Upgrading from Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 to Microsoft Exchange 2000
Course 1573: Designing Microsoft Exchange 2000 for the Enterprise
Exam 70-226: Designing Highly Available Web Solutions with Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Technologies Course 2088: Designing a Highly Available Web Infrastructure
Exam 70-227: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000 Enterprise Edition Course 2159: Deploying and Managing Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000
Exam 70-228: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition

Bonus: Do this one and get 2 certifications at once – MCSE & MCDBA

Course 2072: Administering a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Database
Exam 70-229: Designing and Implementing Databases with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition

Bonus: Do this one and get 2 certifications at once – MCSE & MCDBA

Course 2073: Programming a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Database
Course 2071: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Transact-SQL
Exam 70-244: Supporting and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Network Currently, corresponding Microsoft Official Curriculum is not available.

Note: Exams 70-219, 70-220, 70-221, and 70-226 may each count once as either one core design exam or one elective exam.

See Microsoft’s Official Windows 2000 MCSE certification

Upgrade to Windows 2003 certification: People certified with Windows 2000 MCSE can choose to upgrade their certification. See the following page for more info on that: Windows 2003 MCSE/MCSA Upgrade Requirements

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