Microsoft has reinvented its certification program to support today's industry transformation by building cloud-related skills validation into its certification program. Certifications fuel new and valuable careers. Microsoft Certified Professionals spend less time interviewing and more time driving value. Adding a Microsoft certification to your resume helps you stand out and get hired—faster. In some cases, certification has allowed hiring managers to fill positions 25% more quickly. What’s more, certified new hires are fully productive an entire month sooner than their uncertified peers. This level of productivity makes your impact and skills clearly stand out. Take your career to the next level. Microsoft Certified Professionals make immediate impact, helping you get noticed and move forward quickly in your career.
Reasons to get certified:
- High-growth opportunity: Upon earning a certification, 23% of Microsoft certified technologists reported receiving up to a 20% salary increase. What’s more, certified employees are often entrusted with supervising their peers—putting them on the fast track for a promotion.
- Certifications give you a professional edge: by providing globally recognized industry endorsed evidence of skills mastery, demonstrating your abilities and willingness to embrace new technologies. Verify your skills—and unlock your opportunities.
- More Productive and Efficient: Compared to their peers, Microsoft certified developers are 90% more productive and nearly 60% more efficient. This means that they make nearly twice as many applications per year and in half the time per application.
Types of Microsoft Certifications:
MTA: Microsoft Technology Associate (Fundamental technical knowledge) - This certification addresses a wide variety of rudimentary technical concepts, assesses and validates your core technical knowledge, and improves your technical credibility.
MCSA: Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate
(Core skills for IT professionals and developers) - Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate is intended for people who seek entry-level jobs in an information technology environment. MCSA is a prerequisite for more advanced Microsoft certifications.
MCSE: Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert
(The globally recognized standard for IT Professionals) - Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert is a certification intended for IT professionals seeking to demonstrate their ability to build innovative solutions across multiple technologies, both on-premises and in the cloud.
MCSD: Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer
(The globally recognized standard for IT Professionals) - Certification intended for IT professionals seeking to demonstrate their ability to build innovative solutions across multiple technologies, both on-premises and in the cloud.