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Microsoft Certification Training

 

MCDST Training

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technicians have the technical and customer service skills to troubleshoot hardware and software operation issues in Microsoft Windows environments. 

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technicians (MCDSTs) receive these benefits, all accessible through the Microsoft.

  • Industry recognition of your knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft products and technologies.
  • Access to technical and product information—directly from Microsoft.
  • MCDST certificate, transcript, wallet card, and lapel pin to identify you as a Microsoft Certified Professional to colleagues or clients. Electronic files of logos and transcript may be downloaded from the MCP Member Site upon certification.
  • Invitations to Microsoft conferences, technical training sessions, and special events.

MCSA Training

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrators administer network and systems environments based on the Microsoft Windows platforms. Specializations include MCSA: Messaging and MCSA: Security. 

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrators (MCSAs) receive these benefits, all accessible through Microsoft.

  • Industry recognition of your knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft products and technologies.
  • Access to technical and product information—directly from Microsoft—through the MCP Member Site.
  • MCSA certificate, transcript, wallet card, and lapel pin to identify you as a Microsoft Certified Professional to colleagues or clients. Electronic files of logos and transcript may be downloaded from the MCP Member Site upon certification.
  • Invitations to Microsoft conferences, technical training sessions, and special events.

MCSE Training

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers design and implement an infrastructure solution based on the Windows platform and Microsoft Servers software. Specializations include MCSE: Messaging and MCSE: Security. 

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers (MCSEs) receive these benefits (effective January 1, 2000):

  • Industry recognition of your knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft products and technologies.
  • Access to technical and product information—directly from Microsoft.
  • An MCSE logo, certificate, transcript, wallet card, and lapel pin to identify you as an Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) to colleagues or clients.
  • Invitations to Microsoft conferences, technical training sessions, and special events.

MCDBA Training

Microsoft Certified Database Administrators design, implement, and administer Microsoft SQL Server™ databases

Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) on Microsoft SQL Server™ 2000 candidates need to pass three core exams and one elective exam that provide a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise in the implementation and administration of SQL Server databases.

MCDBAs on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 are not required to pass Windows Server 2003 exams to retain MCDBA certification. The Windows 2000 Server exams and the Windows Server 2003 exams for the MCDBA on SQL Server 2000 certification remain available concurrently.

MCDBA on Microsoft SQL Server 2000  Training Benefits

Microsoft Certified Database Administrators (MCDBAs) on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 receive the following benefits (effective January 1, 2000):

  • Industry recognition of your knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft products and technologies.
  • Access to technical and product information direct from Microsoft.
  • The MCDBA logo, certificate, transcript, wallet card, and lapel pin that identify you as a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) to colleagues and clients.
  • Invitations to Microsoft conferences, technical training sessions, and special events.

MCT Training

Microsoft Certified Trainers are qualified instructors certified by Microsoft to deliver Microsoft training courses to IT professionals and developers.

MCT Training Requirements

The Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) Program is an annual renewal program. Each year in October, you are required to complete an online application, pay an annual fee, and meet a number of program requirements in order to renew your certification for the coming year. As a member of the exclusive MCT Program, you will be granted access to a number of valuable program benefits.

Follow These Steps to Earn Your MCT Certification

If you would like to apply to become an MCT, please thoroughly read the MCT Program Guide and the MCT Agreement before beginning the application process.

  • Step 1:  Acquire a valid MCP or Microsoft Business Solutions Certification

  • Step 2:  Demonstrate Instructional Presentation Skills

  • Step 3:  Complete the MCT Application

  • Step 4:  Welcome to the MCT Program

MCAD Training

Microsoft Certified Application Developers use Microsoft technologies to develop and maintain department-level applications, components, Web or desktop clients, or back-end data services.

MCAD Requirements and Training Resources 

Now is the time to validate your developer skills with the Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) for Microsoft .NET credential. MCAD candidates are required to pass two core exams and one elective exam in an area of specialization. See the table below for a complete list of exams and related training resources.

If you are not currently building .NET applications, We recommend getting started with fundamental Visual Studio .NET development skills.

How to Earn Your MCAD

Core Exams (2 Exams Required)
To fulfill the core certification requirements, pass one exam focused on either Web Application Development or Windows Application Development in the language of your choice. Then pass one XML Web Services and Server Components exam. 

Elective Exams (1 Exams Required)
In addition to the core exam requirements, you must also pass one elective exam that provides proof of expertise with a specific Microsoft server product. 

MCSD Training

Microsoft Certified Solution Developers design and develop leading-edge business solutions with Microsoft development tools, technologies, platforms, and the Windows architecture.

MCSD Training Benefits

MCSDs for .NET receive these benefits, all accessible through Microsoft.

  • Industry recognition of your knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft products and technologies.
  • Access to technical and product information direct from Microsoft.
  • An MCSD logo, certificate, wallet card, and lapel pin to identify you as an MCP to colleagues or clients. Electronic files of logos and transcripts may be downloaded from the MCP Member Site upon certification.
  • Invitations to Microsoft conferences, technical training sessions, and special events.

Microsoft Office Specialist Training

Microsoft Office Specialists are globally recognized for demonstrating advanced skills with Microsoft desktop software.

To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist (Office Specialist) certification for Microsoft Office or Microsoft Project, you must pass one or more certification exams. Office Specialist exams provide a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise by evaluating your overall comprehension of Office or Microsoft Project programs, your ability to use their advanced features, and your ability to integrate the Office programs with other software programs.

Microsoft Office Specialist Training Benefits 

The Microsoft Office Specialist (Office Specialist) certification is the globally recognized standard for validating expertise with the Microsoft Office suite of business productivity programs. Learn more about the benefits Office Specialist provides to individuals, businesses, academic institutions, staffing agencies, information technology (IT) training centers, and government organizations. 

Earning Office Specialist certification acknowledges you have the expertise to work with Microsoft Office programs. Office Specialist-certified individuals report increased competence and productivity with Microsoft Office programs as well as increased credibility with their employers, co-workers, and clients. Office Specialist certification sets you apart in today’s competitive job market, bringing employment opportunities, greater earning potential and career advancement, in addition to increased job satisfaction. 

 

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