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UPDATED: This article was updated April 4, 2017 to reflect the latest changes to the Microsoft MCSE Server Infrastructure certification curriculum.
Server 2012 continues to dominate IT industry landscape, making the MCSE Server Infrastructure a highly desired certification among SPOTO learners as well as employers. The MCSE Server Infrastructure certification is generally for IT managers, IT directors, systems administrators, and senior system administrators. Learn more about this certification in our Microsoft Windows Server training.
MCSE: Server Infrastructure
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Start trainingCRITICAL UPDATE – Microsoft has restructured its certifications. The MCSE Server Infrastructure certification was officially retired on March 31, 2017. It was replaced by the MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information about the restructure, please see our What to Expect From the New Microsoft Certification Paths post.
The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Server Infrastructure (now called the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure) certification validates that learners have the skills and knowledge necessary to manage a modern data center. It also includes expertise in identity management and systems management. The MCSE:Server Infrastructure certification consists of five exams. All of these exams are covered by SPOTO training.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 70-441 with R2 updates
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 70-411 – R2 Updates
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 70-412 and R2 Updates*Please take note that passing the 70-411, 70-411 and 70-412 exams will result in the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator Server 2012 certification.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 70-413 – R2 Updates
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 70-414 – R2 Updates

This certification requires that learners have at least two (2) years of experience with Server 2012. The MCSE certification is for experts. Therefore, learners should have some experience before they embark on this certification path.
Exam Details The following exam details apply to each exam that is part of the MCSE Server Infrastructure certification.
70-410, 70-411 and 70-412 ExamsTime allotted to exam: 2 hours (120 mins)Passing score is 700** per examQuestion type: Multiple choice; multiple answer/multiple choice; scenarioRegistration: Microsoft Learning or Pearson Vue
70-410
70-411
70-412

70-413 and 70-414 ExamsTime allotted to exam: 2.5 hours (150 mins)Passing score is 700** per examQuestion type: Multiple choice; multiple answer/multiple choice; scenarioRegistration: Microsoft Learning or Pearson Vue
70-413
70-414

*Microsoft doesn’t publish exact numbers of questions associated to its exams. The number of questions that a learner will see depends on the case. **The number of questions will vary so it is not necessary to include all questions.