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Microsoft® Windows® Operating System: Essentials by Tom Carpenter

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APPENDIX B

Microsoft's Certification Program

Since the inception of its certification program, Microsoft has certified more than 2 million people. As the computer network industry continues to increase in both size and complexity, this number is sure to grow—and the need for proven ability will also grow. Certifications help companies verify the skills of prospective employees and contractors.

Microsoft started with the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) program, which validated individuals' knowledge and expertise on a wide variety of products. They have expanded these certifications into several categories:

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) The MTA certifications are entry-level certifications that are available only at academic institutions. ...

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