Microsoft Certified Professional

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) refers to all individuals who have completed a Professional certification by Microsoft. The program itself is designed for employment of office environment, scientific computing and desktop/professional technicians in both repair shop and corporate engineering workshop environment. Like Apple, Cisco, Oracle, Red Hat, Sun and Ubuntu programs, these certifications mainly focus on their respective product, as opposed to employment aptitude tests designed for programmer trainee jobs. These branches of technical series with the MC (Microsoft Certified) prefix include IT Professional (MCITP), Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) architect (MCA), Professional Developer (MCPD), Technology Specialist (MCTS),

There are many benefits by Microsoft certification like industry recognition, access to technical and product information directly from Microsoft, discounts on products and services, Microsoft paraphernalia like custom logos, certificate, transcript etc. However the immediate and most important benefit is the increase in market value and importance of the person and boost in his / her career meant for software professionals.

Each exam costs approximately $125 USD. Exams usually take between 2 and 3 hours to complete and consist of between 40 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.


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