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Microsoft certification

A series of programs that provide certification of competency in Microsoft products. Administered throughout the world at Microsoft centers as well as colleges and universities, the certification exams consist of both core topics and elective material. The most popular programs are outlined below. See certification.

MCP - Microsoft Certified Professional
Umbrella term for individuals passing exams in Microsoft certification categories.

MCSE - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
The best-known certification level, geared to the technical specialist involved with advanced Microsoft products. Exams are available for the Windows 2000 product line and for Microsoft Windows Server 2003. Specializations are offered in messaging and security.

MCSD - Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
For the VAR or software developer. Candidates must pass exams on Windows architecture and services plus programming languages of their choice.

MCDBA - Microsoft Certified Database Administrator
For the administrator involved with Microsoft's SQL Server database management system.

MCT - Microsoft Certified Trainer
For the person who trains others in these subjects through Microsoft authorized education sites.

MOUS - Microsoft Office User Specialist
For the user who requires proficiency with Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
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After fulfilling the core requirement, candidates for any Microsoft Certified Professional credential may choose to build one or more specialties, using any of the exams available in the Microsoft Certified Professional program.
He is also an A+ Certified Computer Technician and a Microsoft Certified Professional.
The Microsoft Certified Professional Program helps individuals worldwide assess and promote their technical skills and provides a benchmark for organizations to use when hiring technical staff, determining training needs or outsourcing technical services.
This number signifies a dramatic increase in the number of technical professionals who have completed the extensive testing required to earn the status of Microsoft Certified Professional in one of the following three certification categories: Microsoft Certified Product Specialist, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Microsoft Certified Trainer.
Originally founded in 1995 as Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine, the magazine was re-launched as Redmond in October 2004 to reflect an evolution and increasing level of responsibility among the readership.

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