Microsoft Certified Professional

Demonstrate Professional Proficiency

Certified employees are 17% more productive at core IT activities.1

When someone is described as a professional, it is implied that they have a certain degree of expertise in their subject area. Becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) can open doors that would have normally remained closed! Encourage learners to take the next step in developing their skills and expertise by taking a MCP exam.

MCP exams are industry-recognized and validate valuable IT professional and developer technical expertise. They cover a wide range of Microsoft products, technologies and solutions.

MCP-qualifying exams include all of the exams required in:
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Microsoft Specialist certifications


of IT hiring managers rate certifications as having extremely high value in validating the skills and expertise of job candidates.1

5 Steps to Become a Microsoft Certified Professional



Determine the right certification path for you!



Prepare for the exam with multiple training methods to fit various learning styles.



Schedule, write and conquer the exam!


Leverage benefits

Utilize all the benefits a Microsoft Certified Professional receives.


Discover opportunities

Use this new skill set and MCP status to advance in the career world.

1. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/hire-a-certified-professional.aspx

2. (CompTIA, Employer Precpections of IT Training and Certification, January 2011)

Becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional comes with many benefits. Upon passing a MCP exam, learners are given access to MCP benefits such as access to useful resources and the ability to connect with a community of millions of MCP professionals through a private MCP member site.

Learners can gauge their knowledge, enhance technical competence and confidence, increase opportunities for career development and growth, and gain a competitive edge in the job market with Microsoft certification.

Microsoft certification benefits for MCPs include many valuable career tools such as:
Certification planner Track your progress and view options for completing your certification. MCP eStore Purchase apparel and accessories with certification logos.
Certificate manager View, download, or purchase paper copies of certificates for the Microsoft certifications you earn. MCP community Make connections with your peers through the Born To Learn blog.
Official transcript download and sharing tool Promotional offers Access special offers on Microsoft training and certification products and discounts.
Certification logos Download official certification logos. Member resources Find training or evaluation software, look for job opportunities and much more.

(CompTIA, Employer Perceptions of IT Training and Certification, January 2011)

Certification, training and experience are 3 of the top 4 characteristics considered when selecting a candidate for advanced career positions.1

Microsoft Certified Professionals Rise to the Top

Businesses recognize that certified staff are more efficient and perform better than staff without certification. Due to this, certified staff are given more responsibility and ability to move up within an organization.

Microsoft certifications help establish professionalism and set learners apart from the rest! Learners can propel themselves forward in the career world by becoming Microsoft Certified Professionals.