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Last Updated November 19, 2003

Windows 2000 MCSE Exam Requirements

MCSE candidates in the Windows 2000 track are required to pass five core exams and two elective exams. Microsoft expects all Windows 2000 MCSE candidates to have at least one year of hands-on experience implementing and administering a network operating system to pass the exams, and nearly half the items in the core exams demand that the candidate have troubleshooting skills acquired through hands-on experience and working knowledge. You can find the official requirements list here
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Microsoft Windows 2000 Track
Core Exams:
All 4 of the following core exams are required:
You may choose either Exam 70-270 or 70-210 from the required list, you don't need to complete both.

Exam 70-210: Installing, Configuring and Administering Microsoft© Windows? 2000 Professional OR
Exam 70-270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft© Windows? XP Professional

Exam 70-215: Installing, Configuring and Administering Microsoft© Windows? 2000 Server
Exam 70-216: Implementing and Administering a Microsoft© Windows? 2000 Network Infrastructure
Exam 70-217: Implementing and Administering a Microsoft© Windows? 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure
PLUS - All Candidates - 1 of the Following Core Exams Required:
*Exam 70-219: Designing a Microsoft© Windows? 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure
*Exam 70-220: Designing Security for a Microsoft© Windows? 2000 Network
*Exam 70-221: Designing a Microsoft© Windows? 2000 Network Infrastructure
In addition, all candidates are required to pass any two elective exams:
(Selected third-party certifications that focus on interoperability will be accepted as an alternative to one elective exam. Please watch for more information on the third-party certifications that will be acceptable.)
*Core exams that can also be used as elective exams may only be counted once toward a certification. In other words, if a candidate receives credit for an exam as a core in one track, the candidate will not receive credit for that same exam as an elective in the same track.
Exam 70-218: Managing a Windows 2000 Network Environment (required for MCSA certification)
Exam 70-219: Designing a Microsoft© Windows? 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure
Exam 70-220: Designing Security for a Microsoft© Windows? 2000 Network
Exam 70-221: Designing a Microsoft© Windows? 2000 Network Infrastructure
Exam 70-222: Migrating from Microsoft© Windows? NT 4.0 to Microsoft? Windows? 2000
Exam 70-223: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft© Clustering Services by Using Microsoft? Windows© 2000 Advanced Server
Exam 70-225: Designing and Deploying a Messaging Infrastructure with Microsoft© Exchange 2000 Server
 

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