An introduction to Microsoft Certification Paths

Joanna IT and Technology

What is this?

It’s worth considering travelling down a Microsoft certification path and having Microsoft certification if you are going to be administrating their software packages as Microsoft is a well-known provider of software for personal computers.

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification is a prerequisite to the MCSE expert-level certifications.

Course FinderIn 2016, Microsoft started streamlining it’s expert-level technical certifications. Five new Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Developer (MCSD) specialities align to Centers of Excellence.

  1. Mobility
  2. Cloud Platform & Infrastructure
  3. Productivity
  4. Data Management & Analytics
  5. App Builder

To find out more read Microsoft’s Training FAQs.


How long do I have to study for my Microsoft certification?

Depending on your level of dedication and plans, as well as your your method of study and training provider, it could take up to 12 months for you to become accredited.

There are a number of Microsoft certification paths available to us all. These are courses offered by Microsoft Training Partners which may be classroom-based or online courses that will help you achieved your desired certification path.

As you pass exams you have the opportunity to earn Microsoft Badges.

MCSA-badge-exampleWhy should I do this?

Travelling one or more Microsoft certification paths is part of journey in becoming a Microsoft Expert! It will also help you with your chosen career path when first starting out and then when you are looking to change jobs.

Another benefit of becoming certified is that it will develop essential skills that are transferable in all situations. Other benefits include:

  • Ensuring that you are prepared for college and career!
  • Get hired.
  • Get recognised.
  • Get ahead of others.

When you pass a Microsoft Certification exam, you become a member of the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) community. That gets you access to all of the benefits provided through the Microsoft Certification Program.

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