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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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He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, an MCT, MCTS, MCSE, MCDBA, a charter member of the PASS Regional Mentor Program, as well as an author and contributing editor for SQL Server Magazine and BI editor for the SQLServerPedia.
Train Signal's Windows Server 2008 Active Directory video course is instructed by Benjamin "Coach" Culbertson, MCT, MCSA, MCDBA, CIW, A+, Net+, MOS.
He is the 1998 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and holds certifications in MCDBA, MCSE, and MCT.
Students can use their GI funding for a wide variety of The Training Camp's courses, including A+/Net+, CCNA, CCNP, LPIC, MCDBA, MCSA and MCSE.
The Training Camp offers the following courses: Microsoft MCSE/MCSA, Microsoft MCSD/MCAD, Microsoft MCSA, Microsoft MCDBA, Microsoft MCAD, Microsoft MCSE:Security, Microsoft MCP, Microsoft MCP Exchange, Microsoft MOS and Microsoft MCDST.
WHO: Ted Malone, MCDBA, MCSE, MCT, Configuresoft WHAT: During the recent Microsoft Certified Professional TechMentor conference, hackers were challenged to break into a "hardened" network that included, among other servers, a SQL Server that stored sensitive information.