How to be a certified MCP?

MCP training should change now that a new generation of MCP accreditation exams has been created. Microsoft polled MCP exam takers and Microsoft customers alike to come up with this new wave of accreditation which is founded on offering just a few necessary forms of accreditation (to minimize client confusion as to what credentials to examine).

Microsoft re-designed its certifications so graduates could be able to train for specific delineated job roles that also showed the skill sets involved. The accreditation process was also shorted so graduates get trained and accredited faster so they can move on to employment as quickly as possible.

However, Microsoft was still concerned with the integrity of its forms of accreditation. This is why simulation technology was incorporated into performance-based testing techniques. While the new MCP accreditation exams still rigorously examine the knowledge and skill sets of accreditation candidates, they now rely on exam techniques which are more aligned with real-world conditions.

Still, Microsoft accepted the fact that the new MCP exams need to use language that is clear and easy to understand. This allows potential employers to be more aware of business needs for heightened IT certification and skills from their IT personnel. Hiring managers gain an awareness of who is suited for what IT job and why. And of course the IT personnel themselves are allowed to show what knowledge and skills they really have and what these are worth to their potential employer.

MCP training has to change to reflect all these new developments, so that MCP candidates are better prepared to face the future in MCP accreditation.

A Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) is an IT professional proof of his skills.  It is your prestige and your step to move on to a better career.  You are recognized not only in the Microsoft global community but you become someone in your workplace.  Your being an MCP certified is your step to promotion or a new job in another company.

It is believed that MCP certification also helps organizations improve performance. A Certified professional provide organization a competitive advantage. They are considered to help in increasing customer satisfaction, reduce network downtime, and push service to a higher level. These all translates into an excellent return on investment.

The demand for certified MCP is very high.  Organizations should encourage its IT professionals to take the MCP or those who have intention of expanding their professional growth should obtain a MCP.  The following are steps to get a MCP:

1.  Find out which certification is right for you. 
     Decide on the certification that would benefit your career
     choices. 2.  Have a hand-on training on Microsoft Products. 3.  Expand your knowledge with training.  Obtain
     training resources that will help you learn and
     understand well your knowledge through study guides
     and tutorials on hands-on given during led training courses. 4.  Be ready to know what to expect in the MCP Exam. 
     Find a guide that will orient you with the test objectives,
      intended audience, and skills measured, and
      suggestions/tips to pass. 5.  Perform a trial run with a Practice Test 6.  Take the exams required.  Exams are given by
      independent testing organizations at locations worldwide.
      Registration can be done through the Web or at a specific
      testing center site.

Get your MCP certificate and step forward to be recognized.