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Microsoft - MCSE 2003 (Windows 7)



Only 14 Days



Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

28/9/2020 (Monday)


"The facilities and instructors at Firebrand Training were nothing short of exceptional. This is now the only way that I would consider carrying out future training.." Ben Hughes (Firebrand MCSE certified)

"Before attending Firebrand Training, I would never have believed that I could learn and retain so much new information in such little time. Their methods really do work." Gareth Bowen (Firebrand MCSE certified)

During the week, you’ll take exams on-site for the following accreditations:

  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online MCSE courses
  2. You'll be MCSE certified in just 14 days. With us, you’ll be MCSE trained in record time
  3. Our MCSE course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass MCSE first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn MCSE faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying MCSE with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 75998 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


Use your free Microsoft training vouchers

You may be entitled to heavily-discounted training via Microsoft's Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) scheme. If your business has bought Microsoft software, check to see if it came bundled with free training vouchers! Vouchers can be exchanged against training for all Microsoft technologies. If you’re unsure, get in touch with us

Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam on the course and return home certified
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


Our accelerated MCSE course is the most effective, efficient way to get MCSE certified.

We’ve designed our curriculum to prepare you for 7 Microsoft exams sat during the program.

You’ll cover the following content:

  • Configuring Windows 7 Client (Exam 70-680) (previously Windows Vista Exam 70-620)
  • Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment (Exam 70-290)
  • Configuring Windows XP Client (Exam 70-270)
  • Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (Exam 70-291)
  • Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (Exam 70-293)
  • Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure (Exam 70-294)
  • Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows 2003 Network (Exam 70-298)

Exam Track

We’ll prepare you for, and test you in, the following six core exams and one elective exam:

Networking system exams

  • Exam 70-290 - Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
  • Exam 70-291 - Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
  • Exam 70-293 - Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
  • Exam 70-294 - Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

Client operating system exam

  • Exam 70-680 - Configuring Windows 7 Client

Design exam

  • Exam 70-298 - Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows 2003 Network

Elective exam

  • Exam 70-270 - Configuring Windows XP Client

Exam timetable shown can be changed by the instructor to ensure the goals of the course.

What's Included


  • MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7 Book/CD Package
    ISBN: 9780735627086
  • Windows Server 2003 Administrator's Companion Book/CD Package
    ISBN: 9780735620476

Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 2830 BC - Designing Security for Microsoft Networks (70-298)
  • MOC 6292 AK - Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


Students that are successful in the Microsoft MCSE 2003 Training Course for XP & Windows 7 should possess a minimum of one and a half years of networking experience supporting a Windows NT/2000/2003/2008 network.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 75998 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.75% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.

"Tough but I got 5 out of the 7 passes and a wealth of knowledge. Very happy. "
S.G. (17/5/2010 (Monday) to 30/5/2010 (Sunday))

"The MCSE certification course was a lot harder then I expected. But the environment makes for a perfect setting to immerse yourself in learning. The food was wonderful and the staff are very friendly."
Martin Croft, KPS Business Solutions Ltd. (17/5/2010 (Monday) to 30/5/2010 (Sunday))

"Firebrand Training to me is one of the best training centres I ever come across in my life. The environment is exclusively convenient for learning, confortable and all state of the earth facilities. The training classrooms, the lecturers, the support staff are just very efficient and helpful. The only place one can go and within a short period of time becomes a professional in his or her field of study is Firebrand Training. I therefore strongly recommend anyone, especially those in my country, The Gambia,West Africa to try Firebrand for professional success."
Bisenty Mendy, MRC. (17/5/2010 (Monday) to 30/5/2010 (Sunday))

"Ey up! My two weeks at Firebrand on the MCSE/Win7 course were very positive, the methods used to build knowledge over the two weeks were excellent. Pace was high but not too fast, though you would struggle if you had little knowledge/experience prior to attending. Instructor was excellent, pushed you when you needed pushing but allowed you time to relax if/when it was needed. Some good banter helped everyone relax which made a creative learning environment. It was also good to see "Braindumping" techniques were actively discouraged, I actually came away having learnt a lot not just how to pass an exam. Thanks to our instructor."
Peter Bush. (17/5/2010 (Monday) to 30/5/2010 (Sunday))

"Be prepared for a hard two weeks. It is challenging both mentally and physically. Great instructors provide solid foundations for a successful course. Your level of knowledge will increase and hopefully you will go away with the qualifications / knowledge you desire, I did! I chose Firebrand as a colleague had been on a previous course. If someone has a good experience, there is no need to look for an alternative. I would definitely recommend Firebrand Training."
A.H. (22/2/2010 (Monday) to 7/3/2010 (Sunday))

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