The Microsoft Certified IT Professional is among the widely recognized new generation of Microsoft certifications. In 2006, Microsoft Corporation has made some substantial improvements on its certification program. The Company’s main reason for having done so is mainly to “create more targeted, relevant, and cost-effective certifications.”
So, why have they been called as “new generation of certs”? There are actually three fundamental principles these newly enhanced certifications, which are as follows.
• Principle 1 –more targeted and flexible. Hence, Microsoft provides certifications that reflect particular job roles and are able to establish credentials that enable individuals to determine their routinely skill sets.
• Principle 2 – more rigorous and credible. The new certifications are relatively advanced and consistent since they employ a highly advanced testing technology that uses unswerving case study, simulations, and other comprehensive methodologies. Likewise, the new certifications provide clear-cut exam paths that apparently test more entirely and precisely.
• Principle 3 – most importantly, were designed to become undeniably relevant and simple. Two sizable exams have always been long considered—the technology exams to confirm an IT professionals’ profundity in using technology nowadays and professional exams to validate job role skills individually.
Furthermore, the new range of certifications can also imply new logos. These latest logos are split into two pieces—left side, illustrating an individual’s absolute proof of proficiency and right, enumerating the certification(s) obtained.
An excellent example is an MCITP holder successfully completed requirements for both the Enterprise Support Technician and Enterprise Messaging Administrator. Because of this, the legitimate holder can use the tool, Logo Builder, which combines certifications obtained into one logo. Consequently, the new logo enables the holder to become better and further identified to his/her circle of friends and professional connections.