MCP ID and MC ID RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everyone,

    i have a slight problem here.

    i wrote my MCTS in .Net Framework 2.0 and achieved my MCP ID, then took a break (3 years) :D and just recently started writing again for .Net Framework 4.0.

    Now i have received an email stating that my MC ID is xxxxxxxx, so, my question is:

    do i have to discard my MCP ID and use the MC ID?, or is there a way to link the MC ID to my MCP ID?

    the reason that i ask is because i have linked my MCP ID to my company and don't really want to go through the process of creating a new live ID and linking them and then re-associating everything again.

    thank in advance!

    Sunday, February 27, 2011 9:29 AM


All replies

  • Hi,

    As far as i know you can still use your MCP ID. If in any doubt call the regional service center. If you pass another exam and your MC ID shows up the RSC can merge those together with the MCP ID of your choice. In that case i'd say keep your mcp id because that way you don't have to go through the process of linking your company again.


    Sunday, February 27, 2011 10:25 PM
  • In case you want to contact the regional service center I want to add the URL where you can find contact details:

    With kind regards,


    Monday, February 28, 2011 5:29 AM
  • I just "discovered" that there is something new ... I am a MCP since year 2000. I took my last exam on 2010-07-13 ( or using my MCP-ID.

    Since my new employer will expect that I upgrade my credentials (MCTS and MCPD) to .NET 3.5 or even .NET 4.0 I'd just like to know what the "MC ID" (Microsoft Certified ID) really is made for. Why is there a new ID for MCPs? (MCP = Microsoft Certified Professional)? I am confused.

    BTW: What is "RSC"?

    Thanks a lot,
    Harald-René Flasch (aka hfrmobile)

    Programming is a kind of art but not all programmers are artists.
    Sunday, April 24, 2011 12:37 PM
  • Hey Wicus,

     I have the same problem with my MC ID... I have done MCTS 70-536 on 2.0,  Now, I am trying to link my MC ID to my organization.. But, it's not accepting...

    I know this exam is prerequisite and credits count towards other exams,,,,

    How to get the MCP id?

    Tuesday, October 18, 2011 4:35 PM
  • Also had this issue since I changed my employer some time ago. Ensue that your ID is not already linked to an previous employer (for example). You can link your ID only to one organization! Use for linking (you'll need to use IE) for that site.

    You can view your exams and ID here:

    (your MC ID is also printed on your paper you got from the test-center - regardless if passed or failed the exam)

    Ensure that you only have one MCP ID (MC ID) assigned. In the past my local test-center made mistakes and created new ones for me ....

    If you had an MCP ID before it will remain the same ID but ist named MC ID now!

    Hope that helps,
    Harald-René Flasch (aka hfrmobile)

    Programming is a kind of art but not all programmers are artists.
    Monday, October 24, 2011 10:45 AM