MCSE 2012 upgrade to MCSE 2016 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Experts

    I hold MCSE 2012(Server Infrastructure). and it expires in June 2017.
    I want to upgrade from MCSE 2012 to MCSE 2016.

    What is the upgrade path how many exams do i need to take.
    Sunday, December 18, 2016 3:03 PM


All replies

  • From the certification page (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/mcse-server-infrastructure-certification.aspx):

    "Note This certification will retire on March 31, 2017. When the certification retires, all individuals whose transcripts list this certification as active on or after September 26, 2016, will retain the active status."

    So, according to the new rules, you will retain "active" status even after the certification is retired.

    The replacement certification is now "MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure" (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/mcse-server-infrastructure-certification.aspx). It is not "MCSE 2016".

    The page linked above shows how to obtain the new certification. Since you already satisfy the requirement from "step 1", you only need to take one of the exams listed under "step 2" (only 1 required, many alternatives to choose from).

    Sunday, December 18, 2016 8:09 PM
  • Hello Alberto, Danny

    Both the above links are not working. I am in the same boat. Can you pls point me upgrade path for MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure 2016 ?



    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 3:09 PM
  • They have reorganized the website. The link is now this:


    Unfortunately, the new page is very weak in the sense that it doesn't provide much information as to the upgrade paths. It just says that step 1 is to get the a MCSA. One of the options for the MCSA is Windows Server 2012. But the page doesn't go any further than that. You may need to call Regional Service Center and enquire about your options.

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 4:19 PM