Many courses require the candidates to submit detailed term papers relating to the subject at the end of each semester. These are aimed at in-depth research into the subject area.
But term papers are not always an important part in MCSE certification and training. Course work and exam prescribed for MCSE do not often require term papers that discuss in detail, particular subjects that are related to computer system and windows platforms.
Term papers are not mentioned as a stringent requirement for certification in Microsoft home page for the MCSE. The mandatory fulfillments for getting certified include work experience in a networking environment and the passing of seven exams that include operating systems, design and electives. All the same, boot camps and MCSE classes some times encourage and make it necessary for candidates to submit term papers on MCSE, with the aim of providing in-depth knowledge on the subject.
Courses for MCSE, in detail, cover all aspects of networking, design, messaging and security of systems using a windows platform. The operating system papers are Installing, Configuring and Administering Windows 2000 and XP professional, the networking papers include Installing, Configuring and Administering Windows 2000 Server, Implementing Windows Network Infrastructure, and Implementing and Administering Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure. Other courses that are required for MCSE include designing Directory Services, Security for Windows 2000 network, Network Infrastructure, Web Solutions, Active Directory and Infrastructure and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network.
Candidates in a bid to improve their knowledge levels and to come up with new ideas on implementation and design, though not compulsory, sometimes submit term papers . Intensive training in boot camps generally dos not require term papers , weekly classes and other training sessions sometimes do. Elective subjects for each candidate also sometimes are benefited by term papers submitted before each level of examination.