1. The Microsoft Certified
2.Benefits of M.C.P
As organizations invest in new technologies such as the Microsoft Windows® 95
and Windows NT operating systems, they are looking for technical professionals
with the expertise to successfully build, implement, and support solutions. Microsoft is
committed to helping customers by certifying experts who have the skills needed to design
and develop or implement and support solutions with Microsoft products. These experts,
called Microsoft Certified Professionals, have met Microsofts high standards for
The Microsoft Certified Professional program was established because Microsofts
customers and members of the Solution Provider1 community asked for carefully
controlled quality standards in the industry. The program is designed for anyone who must
gain and display technical expertise with Microsoft products, including systems engineers,
professional developers, support technicians, system and network administrators,
integrators, consultants, and trainers. To help ensure the highest level of technical
expertise for our customers, Microsoft requires certification of Microsoft service and
support personnel, as well as of Microsoft Solution Providers.
The Microsoft advantage
Microsofts customer satisfaction depends upon competent professionals
building and implementing effective solutions on the Microsoft platform. So we are
committed to developing specialists who can provide an exceptional level of service for
Microsoft products and systems. Candidates who pass Microsoft Certified Professional exams
have proven their expertise with a leader in the industry.
Microsoft Certified Professionals become a part of the worldwide Microsoft community,
investing with Microsoft and other high-technology vendors to capitalize on the potential
of the computer solutions market. They have a direct link to technical information from
Microsoft, are key contacts for support, and receive invitations to technical and special
Because Microsoft technology is so diverse, we offer several types of certification to
measure an individuals specific ability to design and develop or implement and
support solutions with Microsoft products. The tests cover real-world job
functionsthe ability to perform a role or task with the productrather than
require simple memorization of product features. As a result, Microsoft Certified
Professionals are able to create software solutions that can limit "downtime"
and result in reduced operational costs and increased customer satisfaction.
Microsoft also develops technical education courses that correspond with the Microsoft
certification exam objectives. These courses, known as Microsoft Official Curriculum, can
help candidates efficiently and effectively prepare for the Microsoft Certified
Individuals can train at Microsoft Solution Provider Authorized Technical Education
Centers, taking Microsoft courses delivered by Microsoft Certified Trainers. Microsoft
also offers self-study courses (available in video, workbook, or computer-based training
formatsall with hands-on labs) that give candidates the flexibility of learning on
their own time and in their own location.
To become a Microsoft Certified Professional, candidates must pass rigorous
certification exams that provide a valid and reliable measure of their technical
proficiency and expertise. These closed-book exams have on-the-job relevance because they
are developed with the input of professionals in the computer industry and reflect how
Microsoft products are actually used in the workplace. The exams are conducted by an
independent organizationDrake Prometricat more than 700 Drake Authorized
Testing Centers around the world.
If you're a student, computer technical professional or want to be one - here's the
best way to show employers you have what it takes to meet the industry's demands: become a
Microsoft Certified Professional. Microsoft offers one of the most comprehensive
certification programs available for assessing and maintaining software-related skills.
What's in it for you to become a Microsoft Certified
- The world will know instantly that you're an expert in Microsoft products. And Microsoft
tells the world by promoting the expertise of MCPs.
- You'll have the inside scoop on technical information -- direct from Microsoft.
- You'll be connected to other MCPs through an exclusive Web site and publications.
- You'll be invited to Microsoft conferences, training sessions and special events.