The Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification is designed for individuals who implement a Microsoft technology or product as part of a business solution in an organization. The MCP certification is used to measure the technical proficiency and expertise of candidates. The requirements for each MCP certification are different and are specific to the product. A candidate who has passed any current certification exam (any exam that has not retired) as of October 1, 1998, will earn the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) credential.
What are the job roles for MCP certified professionals?
MCP certification prepares you for different job roles in the IT and networking fields. Some of the job roles that are suitable for Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) are as follows:
- For Networking and System Administration: systems engineer, systems administrator, network administrator, information systems administrator, technical support engineers, systems analysts, network analysts and technical consultants. Related certification are MCSA and MCSE.
- For Database Administration: database administrators, analysts, and developers. Related certification are MCDBA, MCTS and MCITP.
- For Help Desk and Customer Support: technical support specialists, PC support specialists, help desk technician and customer support representatives. Related certification is MCDST.
- For Programming and Web Development: programmer, software developer, software engineer, web developer or systems analyst, application developer, enterprise applications developer, software architect, and consultant.
What are the requirements for becoming MCP?
To get MCP certification, you have to take one mandatory test related to your field of expertise.
What are the benefits of having MCP certification?
The MCP certification proves expertise on the Microsoft products and technologies. Professionals holding the MCP certification are preferred by the employers and they also get preference in promotions. It is helpful for professionals who have entry-level certification in related technologies to upgrade their credentials and get recognition from the industry. And most importantly, on average, an MCP certified person gets more salary than persons having the same job profile.
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Q. What are the prerequisites for the CIW Foundations (1D0-510) exam?
A. The prerequisites for a candidate appearing for the CIW Foundations (1D0-510) exam are as follows:
- Candidates planning to take the CIW Foundations exam should have prior experience using the Internet on a personal computer running the Microsoft Windows or UNIX/Linux operating systems.
- CIW certification agreement is a simple online agreement that is to be fulfilled only once. It is necessary for CIW Certification Central to send the certificates to the candidates who have passed the exam. For the online agreement, the candidate will have to fill a form to provide his/her details.
Q. What are the objectives of the exam?
A. Visit the CIW (Certified Internet Web) link
Microsoft’s MCSE 2003: Messaging certification is a specialized certification that validates your proficiency with Microsoft Exchange 2003 Server. The Microsoft MCSE 2003 certification has been designed for professionals who analyze the business requirements and design and implement the infrastructure for business solutions based on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 platform and Microsoft Windows Server System.
What are the job roles for MCSE 2003: Messaging certified professionals?
The job roles for MCSE 2003: Messaging certified professionals typically include systems engineers, technical support engineers, systems analysts, network analysts, and technical consultants.
What are the requirements for achieving the MCSE 2003: Messaging certification?
Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the test 70-621?
A. The test 70-621: PRO: Upgrading Your MCDST Certification to MCITP Enterprise Support is intended for IT professionals who hold a Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) certification. If you work in an upper-midsize organization or enterprise environment that uses Windows Vista and have the MCDST certification, this exam is for you. There are no other prerequisites for this test, although it is recommended that you should have at least three to five years of experience as a Tier 2-level or Lead Desktop Support Technician.
Q. What certification does the test 70-621 provide?
A. When you pass Exam 70-621 PRO: Upgrading Your MCDST Certification to MCITP Enterprise Support, the following certifications are provided:
Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) test?
A. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of full-time security professional work experience in two or more of the ten domains of the (ISC)2 CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). They have to subscribe to the (ISC)2 Code of Ethics.
Q. What certification does it provide?
A. The CISSP test is one test required to achieve the CISSP certification as certified information security professionals.
Q. How many questions are asked in the test? Continue reading
Q. What are the prerequisites for the 70-431 exam?
A. There are no specific prerequisites for the 70-431 exam. It is recommended that a candidate should have knowledge of using database tools, wizards, writing and debugging SQL statements.
Q. I am new to SQL Server. How should I start preparing for the exam?
A. To start preparing for the 70-431 exam, you need to have SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition. You should have Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 and Internet Information Services.
Q. What are the objectives of the exam?
Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the 1Z0-040 test?
A. The prerequisite for the 1Z0-040 test is Oracle Database 10g: New Features for Administrators Release 2 (1z0-030). The 1Z0-040 (OCP) is a step that upgrades your 9i OCP credential to 10g credential. Generally, one test is required for OCPs to upgrade to each new release of an Oracle DBA track. The Oracle Database 10g certification track is a step towards a successful career as an Oracle professional. However, you must be well experienced with the SQL before you take the test. Self-studying and self-schooling can certainly help you prepare for the test. This will require a lot of dedication and practice managing a database and newly added features in 10g.
Q. How can you register for the test?
Q. What is the 70-552-VB exam?
A. Microsoft’s 70-552-VB exam is designed to test your knowledge of the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 fundamentals, which includes developing applications, implementing service processes, application domains, embedding configuration, diagnostic, management, and installation features into a .NET Framework application. The 70-552-VB exam tests your knowledge and measures your ability to have in-depth skills and knowledge of Windows Forms technology and have expertise in data access in Microsoft Windows applications. The 70-552-VB exam also measures your skills that include developing and designing Web applications, designing and developing a user interface, designing and developing a component, designing and developing an application framework, deploying and supporting an application, and testing and stabilizing an application.
Q. What is the 70-547-CSHARP exam?
A. Microsoft’s 70-547-CSHARP exam is designed to test your knowledge of the Web-based application. The 70-547 exam measures your skills that include developing and designing Web applications, designing and developing a user interface, designing and developing a component, designing and developing an application framework, deploying and supporting an application, and testing and stabilizing an application.
Q. What are the prerequisites for the 70-547-CSHARP exam?
A. MCPD: Web Developer candidates must first earn the MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications certification, which consists of two papers:
The MCSA: Messaging certification is a specialized certification that validates your proficiency with Microsoft Exchange 2003 Server. This certification is for professionals who implement, manage, and troubleshoot existing network and system environments based on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Operating System. MCSA 2003: Messaging certified professionals typically do not deploy new networks and systems as part of their job function as is expected of individuals holding the MCSE certification.
What are the job roles for MCSA 2003: Messaging certified professionals?
The job roles for MCSA 2003 : Messaging certified professionals typically include systems administrator, network