Milestone Certified Design Engineer (MCDE)

Milestone solution designers define surveillance objectives and document system and operator behaviors to support those objectives. Designers also select devices, products, components, networks, and storage products to include in the surveillance system. The Milestone Certified Design Engineer (MCDE) assessment tests your ability to perform these tasks.

*The MCDE is required for Advanced and Premier levels in the Partner Program.


We do not require any certifications or classes prior to taking the MCDE assessment, but we do recommend reviewing the MCDE Study Guide . For those who are new to design, we also recommend attending the Milestone Solution Design training class when preparing to take the assessment, in addition to reviewing the MCDE Study Guide.