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MCSM Exchange 2013 – Microsoft Certified Solutions Master Certification

Microsoft is doing great things with Exchange 2013 and also redefining the way candidates get certified on the product.

We all know the certification path MCSA – MSCE – MCITP – MCM – MCA etc, but now it is going to look like this with Exchange 2013 in market:



So to start with MCSA requires you to clear 3 exams if you are starting new as shown below:


The good news is, if you already hold an MCITP as shown, all you need is to clear exam 70-471:

Now that you are MCSA, let’s get started with MCSE:

MCSE will be the next big thing in a career with Messaging with Exchange server 2013, so don’t wait to get started:

The MCSM: Messaging training and certification program recognizes, develops, and validates a technology professional’s ability to design, implement, manage, and troubleshoot an enterprise-class Exchange 2013 infrastructure. Our deep, hands-on, expert-to-expert training and rigorous examination of your knowledge and practical skills are designed to help you reduce risks, improve effectiveness, and increase efficiency in delivering critical messaging solutions.

  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013: installing, configuring, and troubleshooting (or equivalent experience)
  • Two or more years of hands-on experience with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: installing, configuring, and troubleshooting (or equivalent experience)
  • A thorough understanding of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 design and architecture
  • A thorough understanding of Active Directory, Domain Name System (DNS), traditional telephony concepts, VoIP, and other core network services related to Lync Server
  • An ability to communicate in English

Click on the images shown in the article to learn more about the respective exam.

MCSM exams 88-941 and 88-942 will be surely the toughest exam you would have appeared in your life. This would count your experience when it comes to lab. So be prepared. Best of luck.


UPDATE: MCM program is no more !!! 🙁


Ratish Nair
MVP Exchange
Team@ MSExchangeGuru

8 Responses to “MCSM Exchange 2013 – Microsoft Certified Solutions Master Certification”

  1. Ashwini Kumar Says:

    Well yeah – People From Messaging Domain shud get these Certification at least for Exchange 2013 in First. When EX2013 Exam is going to be launched ? Well i heard 2013 Exam is going to be launch in Jan 2013 probably in mid of the month.

  2. Mohammad Motiur Rahman Says:


  3. Dani Says:

  4. Sunder Says:

    Good One. Next hop is to complete this one.

  5. Wizkid Says:

    I am MCSA now. Next hop is MCSE

  6. Microsoft Exchange Server Says:

    It´s great that Microsoft offers certificates for those people who wants to study further.
    So they learn it and at the end they get a certification.
    I would like to get the MCSM Exchange 2013 certification.

  7. IT Certifications Says:

    Where do you see things going now that Microsoft has decided to stop these certifications? Do you think there will be enough clamoring to have them come back, or do you think they will offer something else?

  8. Ratish Nair Says:

    I can only say I’m dissapointed with MS’s move… no more no less…

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