Course Title: Microsoft Certified System Engineer 2003 (MCSE)

School: At a college near you (click "Enroll Now" to see location). [Learn More]
Hours required: 700  
Price: $3,295  
Length course offered: N/A   
Instructor: Chris Lobban [Bio]


This nationally recognized Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) 2003 online training class prepares students for MCSE certification. The MCSE 2003 credential is the premier certification for professionals who analyze the business requirements, and design and implement the infrastructure for business solutions based on the Microsoft Windows® 2003 platform and Microsoft server software.

Implementation responsibilities include installing, configuring, and troubleshooting network systems. The MCSE 2003 credential is one of the most widely recognized technical certifications in the industry, a credential in high demand. By earning the premier MCSE credential, individuals are demonstrating that they have the skills necessary to lead organizations in the successful design, implementation, and administration of the most advanced Microsoft Windows platform and Microsoft server products.

Microsoft Approved Curriculum Text Books included. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.


Upon successful completion of the following courses, the student should Identify the tasks involved in supporting Windows 2003 networks. Understand how networking concepts are implemented in Windows 2003. Configure Microsoft Windows 2003 Professional on stand-alone computers and on client computers that are part of a workgroup or domain.

Install and configure Windows 2003 Server. Install, configure, manage and support a network infrastructure that uses Microsoft Windows 2003 server. Install, configure and administer the Microsoft Window 2003 Active Directory service. Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to design a Microsoft Windows 2003 directory services infrastructure.

Understand the strategies needed to design the Active Directory structure of an organization, and then design the Active Directory structure to meet those needs. Gain skills needed to create a networking services infrastructure design that supports the required network applications. Learn network solution technologies: including DHCP, IP, OSPF, RIP, and IGMP. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to design a security framework for small, medium, and enterprise networks by using Microsoft Windows 2003 technologies.

Be prepared to take Microsoft exams 70-290 - Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment, 70-291 - Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure, 70-293 - Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure, 70-294 - Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure, 70-270 - Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows® XP Professional, 70-298 - Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network, 70-284 Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.

Grading System:

Confirmation of Completion awarded with passing score.

School Description:

Offered in connection with a college or university near you, our self-paced, online career courses are designed to launch you into your dream job.

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Instructor Bio: Chris Lobban

Chris Lobban brings his industry experience with an extensive assortment of hardware and software solutions. Before starting at Academy of Learning he had worked both in a Help Desk environment and as a Quality Assurance Analyst, where he had to deal with a wide array of different hardware requirements, operating systems, and computer programs every day.

This broad experience base, added to his formal training as a Computer Networking and Technical Support Specialist from Seneca College, gives him the training and experience needed to provide support to his students.

Chris has also certified his experience by earning the CompTIA A+ IT Technician, Network+, Server+ and Security+ credentials, as well as the Microsoft MCSE (Windows Server 2003), MCSA (Windows Server 2003) and MCDST (Windows XP) credentials.