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 increase. Certifications can help companies verify the skills of prospective employees and contractors.

Microsoft started with the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) program that validated individuals’ knowledge and expertise on a wide variety of products. They have expanded these certifications into multiple different categories.

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

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