What Is Microsoft Certification?

The Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) credential is for professionals who have the skills to successfully implement a Microsoft product or technology as part of a business solution in an organization.

Hands-on experience with a product is necessary to successfully achieve certification.
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) refers to the broad certification program for Microsoft, although it can also refer to an individual candidate who had completed any one exam within the program.

The MCP program offers multiple certifications, based on different areas of technical expertise. To attain these certifications, a candidate must pass a series of exams within the program. The current certifications are

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS),
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD),
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) and the
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA).

Popular previous generation certifications include
Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE),
Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) and
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)

Some employers require or prefer certain MCP certifications for specific jobs that involve Microsoft products and technologies. Other vendors have their own certification programs such as the Sun Certified Professional program, the Red Hat Certification Program, the Oracle Certification Program, the Cisco Career Certifications program, the Ubuntu Certified Professional program and the Apple Certification Program.

In the developed world, each exam costs approximately Rs.2500. Exams usually take between 2 and 3 hours to complete and consist of between 45 and 90 multiple choice, drag and drop, solution building questions and simulated content within exams where students are required to perform certain common administrative tasks appropriate for the topic at hand

Posted By: R.v.KirubaKaran
Microsoft Certified Professional


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