Microsoft Certificates

Microsoft Certification is an effective way to validate your IT knowledge and skills, and to be recognized as an IT professional in the labor market. Companies that employ IT professionals recognize Microsoft certifications and work positions are formed and claimed by Microsoft certifications, thus Microsoft certifications provide a clear competitive advantage.

Currently, the Microsoft Certification Program is divided into five major categories:

  • Server: Windows Server, Exchange Server, Lync (now focused on Office 365 and Skype), SharePoint and Microsoft Azure certifications
  • Desktop: Windows, devices certifications
  • Applications: Office, Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics certifications
  • Database: SQL Server certifications
  • Developer: Visual Studio, SharePoint, Applications and Microsoft Azure certifications

Certificates within the Microsoft Certification Program include the following accreditations:

  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Solutions Developer (MCSD)
  • Microsoft Specialist
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

After you have passed the first Microsoft Certification Qualification Exam, you will be considered Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). The MCP status provides access to checks and checks on the control panel, with certificates and transcripts, certification logs for download, promotional offers, and more. You will receive an MCP tag on your Microsoft transcript. It is important to understand that only MCSA, MCSE, MCSE and Specialist certificates qualify as MCP certificates. Neither MTA nor MOS certifications meet the MCP status requirements, and none of the exams is a prerequisite for MCSA, MCSE, MCSD or Specialist certifications.

In addition to the certifications described above, Microsoft offers MCT: Microsoft Certified Trainer and MCE: Microsoft Certified Educator credentials for those who are interested in learning other about Microsoft technologies and products.


91% employers who passed
Microsoft certification believe it to be a compulsory criterion for recruitment
69% employers agree
that individuals who own Microsoft certificates have a better performance than those who do not
62% employers point out
that individuals who have Microsoft certificates are more efficient than those who do not


92% IT directors
believe that defining the level of necessary skills for large IT infrastructure projects is a real challenge.
89% employers
believe that IT certificates confirm the possession of profound knowledge and expertise.
64% IT employers
believe that the certificates confirm the skills and expertise of the candidates by high criteria.


63% IT professionals
claim that certification has provided them with business promotions.
60% IT professionals
claim that certification has provided them with an increase in salary or a bonus.
58% IT professionals
claim that certification has led them to a better job.