Microsoft Windows 2003 MCSE Training - Network Technology and Systems Administration (NTSA) Department

Microsoft's Premier Certification!

MCSE logo.For professionals who analyze the business requirements and design and implement the infrastructure for business solutions based on the Microsoft Windows® operating system and Microsoft Servers software.

Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared for Microsoft certification as an MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer). "Microsoft Certified" next to your name means you meet Microsoft's highest standards and tells employers you know your stuff. MCSE proves that you have the skills to successfully design and implement a computing environment of medium-to-large companies.

MCP logo.MCSE candidates are required to pass six core exams and one elective exam. The following table lists the sequence of courses that will prepare you for Microsoft certification.

Recommended Ohlone Courses, Length, Units, and Sequence
Course Length Units
CNET-160A Windows XP Professional 16 weeks 2
CNET-162A Windows 2003 Server 8 weeks 2
CNET-162B Win2K3 Network Infrastructure 8 weeks 2
CNET-162C Planning Win2K3 Network Infrastructure self-paced 2
CNET-164A Implementing Active Directory Services self-paced 2
CNET-164B Designing Win2K3 Active Directory


CNET-165A Security for Windows 2003
self-paced 2
and one of the following:
  • CNET-165B Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA)
  • CNET-167A Microsoft Exchange
  • CNET-168A Microsoft SQL Server Administration
self-paced 2

Certification Requirements

MCSE Certification
Item Microsoft Examination Requirements Ohlone Microsoft Training Course
Core Examinations - 5
  • Pass Exam 70-210 Win2K Professional

  • Pass Exam 70-270 WinXP Professional

CNET-160A Microsoft Client Operating Systems

Pass Exam 70-290 Managing and Maintaining a Windows 2003 Server Environment

CNET-162A Microsoft Server Operating Systems

Pass Exam 70-291 Managing and Maintaining a Windows 2003 Server Network Infrastructure

CNET-162B Windows Network Infrastructure

Pass Exam 70-293 Planning and Maintaining a Windows 2003 Server Network Infrastructure CNET-162C Designing a Windows Network Infrastructure
Pass Exam 70-294 Planning, Managing, and Maintaining a Windows 2003 Active Directory Services Infrastructure CNET-164A Windows Active Directory
Core Exam - 1 Pass Exam 70-297 or Exam 70-298 CNET-164B or CNET-165A
Elective Exam - 1 Pass Exam 70-227, Exam 70-228, or Exam 70-284 CNET-165B, CNET-167A, or CNET-168A

Review academic requirements in the Catalog and in the Curriculum Guides. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and discuss their long-range academic plan.

For more information, contact:

Lesley Buehler

Dean, Business, Technology, and Career Technical Education Division

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Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.

Students may also be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with the instructor.

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