Do you want to be a Microsoft Certified Professional or MCP? If yes, then you have to pass a series of exam, depending on your technical expertise. The MCP program includes popular certifications such as MCP, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MSDBA) and Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE).
Typically, an MCP exam would cost about US $125. Exams will be administered through computer-based testing or CBT, wherein candidates will take around 2 to 3 hours to finish it. Exam types include drag and drop items, multiple choice questions, solution building questions. All answers or responses from MCP candidates will be assessed and/or recorded, making it easier for exam proctors or administrators to easily generate exam scores.
Interested MCP examinees usually take MCP CBT courses. This courseware usually comes in DVD/CD ROM formats, though there are also some that gives out workbooks and other reading materials. Self-studying is more practical than signing up in various MCP Review Schools. Come to think of it, the fact that you have already taken up some of the items in college, and that you have your own computer to explore at the comfort of your own home, then self-study is indeed more convenient. But then again, the things that you will learn on MCP Review Schools will be more extensive and up-to-date. Considering that you will be paying more than a hundred bucks to take an MCP exam, it is indeed worth the shot if you will go an extra mile and therefore get the MCP certification that you have been longing for.