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  • In the certification world, I have one of the lesser certs, but nonetheless, I'm proud of me.  I am certified in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  What I would like to find out, how am I allowed to use this info on my resume?  Can I use the MOS logo?  Do I list all four certs or just say I'm MOS certified?  I remember coming across this info on MS' website but of course can't find it now.  Thanks for your help!

    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 10:23 PM

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  • Here is a little bit from the CV's section of the MCP usage section:

    Marketing materials and resume / curriculum vitae

    On materials where space is not constrained (e.g. a certificate, resume, Web site or brochure), the MCP Logo can be used with the applicable certification area sidebar.

    Recommended placement of the MCP Logo is in the lower-left or lower-right corner of the page.
    MCP Member's personal name or trade name must appear on any materials where the MCP Logo is used, and the MCP Logo may not be larger or more prominent than MCP Member’s name, logo, trademark, or company name.
    The MCP Logo may be used in one-color or two-colors as detailed below.
    Use of the MCP Logo must always follow the detailed rules outlined in the next section, Credential and MCP Logo Usage Guidelines.



    I'm not sure whether or not I can any more than that in, but basically you cannot use it to imply Microsoft endorse you etc, other than in your certification agreement, and if you use the MS logo you need to put "Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries." somewhere on the document (unless its on business cards).

    You should always put the full name of the qualification. I tend to copy and paste from my transcript.


    MCDST
    MCITP - Enterprise Support Technician - Charter Member
    MCTS - Vista Configuration - Charter Member
    MCTS - Volume Licensing Specialist, Small and Medium Organizations - Charter Member
    MCITP - Consumer Support Technician
    MCTS - Windows Server 2008, Active Directory Configuration
    Friday, May 8, 2009 1:49 PM

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  • I've heard don't put logo's on your resume, but put that your are certified. Put under a category on your res like other achievments or certifications. List your cert and what tests you passed to get it.

    As far as logos, I put the Microsoft Certified Professional Logo on my email, and people think it looks cool.

    Wednesday, May 6, 2009 7:37 PM
  • Here is a little bit from the CV's section of the MCP usage section:

    Marketing materials and resume / curriculum vitae

    On materials where space is not constrained (e.g. a certificate, resume, Web site or brochure), the MCP Logo can be used with the applicable certification area sidebar.

    Recommended placement of the MCP Logo is in the lower-left or lower-right corner of the page.
    MCP Member's personal name or trade name must appear on any materials where the MCP Logo is used, and the MCP Logo may not be larger or more prominent than MCP Member’s name, logo, trademark, or company name.
    The MCP Logo may be used in one-color or two-colors as detailed below.
    Use of the MCP Logo must always follow the detailed rules outlined in the next section, Credential and MCP Logo Usage Guidelines.



    I'm not sure whether or not I can any more than that in, but basically you cannot use it to imply Microsoft endorse you etc, other than in your certification agreement, and if you use the MS logo you need to put "Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries." somewhere on the document (unless its on business cards).

    You should always put the full name of the qualification. I tend to copy and paste from my transcript.


    MCDST
    MCITP - Enterprise Support Technician - Charter Member
    MCTS - Vista Configuration - Charter Member
    MCTS - Volume Licensing Specialist, Small and Medium Organizations - Charter Member
    MCITP - Consumer Support Technician
    MCTS - Windows Server 2008, Active Directory Configuration
    Friday, May 8, 2009 1:49 PM
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