How to check mcse certification

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How to check mcse certification
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Microsoft provides a wide range of technical certifications for its products, including the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification. Professionals who earn this certificate must demonstrate competence using Windows Server 2003-based systems through a combination of on the job experience, formal classroom and computer lab work and passing seven written tests that cover a wide knowledge spectrum. The MCSE certificate, considered a legacy certificate, does not expire. MCSE holders can print their own transcripts and certificates, or offer logon credentials to employers or others who wish to check the certification and transcripts for themselves.

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Things you need

  • Microsoft Certified Professional logon credentials

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  1. 1

    Log into your Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) account with your Windows Live ID and password. Microsoft provided you with this account when you enrolled in the MCSE certification program.

  2. 2

    Select the MCSE certification line to view your transcript. From there, you can select the "Print Transcript" option to create a copy of the transcript on your local printer or select the "Print Certificate" option to create a copy of the MCSE certificate.

    How to check mcse certification
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  3. 3

    Create a trancript ID and access code for another person to view your MCSE transcript, and give the logon credentials to your hiring manager or employer so they can verify your certification directly.

    How to check mcse certification
    Provide logon credentials so people can view your MCSE transcript. (login 2 image by dinostock from

Tips and warnings

  • Microsoft will not provide any third party with information about you, so you must decide on a case by case basis how much access to your certification transcript you want to provide.

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