Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (MCSE) is a certification program that evaluates and recognizes the ability for IT professionals to design and build viable technology solutions. It is considered to be the gold standard for IT professionals and internationally recognized as a standard measure by which mastery in your field of expertise can be assessed.
The ability to create and design technology solutions differes by the type of certificated however it may consist of integrating many technology products or multiple versions of the same technology successfully. Prior to the Microsoft Certified Solution Expert, the certification popularly used was the Microsoft Certified System Engineer certification which only focused aspects of one specific job role and did not apply to all IT professionals.
The Microsoft Certified Solution Expert certifications feature 8 different areas where IT professionals can get certified in which are MCSE: SharePoint, MCSE: Server Infrastructure, MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure, MCSE: Private Cloud, MCSE: Data Platform, MCSE: Business Intelligence, MCSE: Messaging and MCSE: Communication. IT Professionals who get MCSE Certified are required to get re-certified every 3 years as a way of proving their continued expertise in their given area of expertise.