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  • Question

  • Hi! How I could get a Microcoft Certified Network Product Specialist - certificate? Where can I read more about this? Thank you!
    Monday, January 18, 2010 7:54 PM

Answers

  • Hi,


    MCPS and MCNPS are not a Official Microsoft Certification like MCTS, MCITP, etc. 
    but are a internal Microsoft designation you may encounter if you look at your profile on the Partner Website
    (If you work for a Microsoft Certified Partner and you got access to the Partner Website).

    This is used to map your exams with the partner competencies

    Basically It means you have passed one or more exams that align with the requirements for one of the partner competences.
    usually the MCNPS is followed by something like "AOS - example competency"
    (AOS stands for Area Of Specialization)

    On rare occasions there is some problem and one of these AOS codes shows up in your certification planner on the MCP website,
    (even if you don't work for a Certified Partner.)

    for a example see, below  for part of my profile from the partner website


    Rob


    Tracks and Specializations

    MCSE
    MCPS
    MCSA
    MCSAS
    MCSES
    MCSAM
    MCSEM
    MCNPS
    MCITP
    MCTS

    Areas of Specialization

    Systems Engineer on Windows NT 4.0
    MCP 2.0 -- Certified Professional
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Exchange Server 5.x
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Internet Information Server
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Proxy Server / Security Server
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: TCP/IP
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS Commerce
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS Infrastructure
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Knowledge Management - Collaboration
    Systems Engineer - Windows 2000
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Windows NT 4.0
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Exchange Server 2000
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: SQL Server 2000
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Internet Security And Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Microsoft Certified Partner 2002 Core Exams
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Microsoft Windows XP
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Gold Security (MCSE with 2 Security exams)
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Migrating From Windows NT 4.0 To Microsoft Windows Server 2003
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Microsoft Certified Partner 2003 Core Exams
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Business Intelligence Competency - Business Intelligence Platform specialization
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Gold Learning Solutions Security Requirement
    Systems Administrator: Security on Windows Server 2003
    Systems Administrator on Windows Server 2003
    Systems Engineer: Security on Windows 2000
    Systems Engineer: Security on Windows Server 2003
    Systems Engineer on Windows Server 2003
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Competency- Adv Infra - Data Management/Migration & Server Consolidation
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Unified Communications Solutions Competency - Messaging
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Server Platform Competency - active directory
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Competency- Integrated E-Business Solutions
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Competency- Network Infrastructure
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Information Worker Solutions
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Competency- Security Solutions
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Competency - Server Platform Competency - Storage Solutions
    Systems Administrator: Messaging on Windows Server 2003
    Systems Engineer: Messaging on Windows 2000
    Systems Engineer: Messaging on Windows Server 2003
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Competency - Systems Management
    OEM Competency AOS
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Microsoft System Builders
    AOS: Application Integration Competency
    MCNPS 2.0 - AOS: Unified Communications Solutions Competency - Voice
    MCNPS 2.0 - AOS: Information Worker Solutions Competency - Portals and Enterprise Content Management
    MCNPS 2.0 - AOS: Small Business Specialist
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Mobility Solutions Competency
    MCNPS 2.0 - AOS: OEM Hardware Solutions Competency - System Building
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Security Solutions Competency - Security Management
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Security Solutions Competency - Infrastructure Security
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Data Management Solutions Competency
    MCNPS 2.0 - AOS: Information Worker Solutions Competency - Office Deployment
    Database Administrator
    SQL Server 2005
    Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Configuration
    Enterprise Messaging Administrator
    AOS: Unified Communications Solutions Competency - IM/PRESENCE
    AOS: Desktop Platform Competency
    AOS: Hosting Solutions
    AOS: Information Worker Solutions-Portals and Collaboration
    AOS : BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE COMPETENCY - BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE PLATFORM
    AOS: Data Management Solutions Competency-Database Management for SQL Sever 2005
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Security Solutions Competency - Security Management2
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Security Solutions Competency - Infrastructure Security2
    Windows Server 2003 Hosting, Configuration and Management
    AOS : Microsoft Dynamics AX - SQL server
    AOS : Microsoft Dynamics GP - SQL server
    AOS : Microsoft Dynamics NAV - SQL server
    AOS : Microsoft Dynamics SL - SQL Server
    AOS : Microsoft Dynamics Point of Sale - SQL Server
    AOS : Microsoft Dynamics Point of Sale -áMS Exams
    AOS : Microsoft Dynamics CRM - MS Exams
    AOS : Microsoft Dynamics C5 - Small Business Server
    AOS: SBSC Networking Solutions
    AOS: SBSC Business Productivity Solutions
    AOS: Microsoft Dynamics CRM - Optional Exams
    AOS: Microsoft Dynamics Point of Sale - Optional Exams
    Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Server Administrator
    Enterprise Administrator
    AOS: Identity and Security Solutions Competency - Identity and Secure Access
    AOS: Security Solutions Competency - Identity and Secure Access2
    Windows Server Virtualization, Configuration
    Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuration
    Windows Essential Business Server 2008, Configuring
    Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, Configuring
    System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuration
    AOS: Server Virtualization
    SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance
    SQL Server 2008, Database Development
    AOS: Exchange Deployment Planning Services MCSE
    Windows 7, Configuration
    Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuration
    Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7
    Monday, January 18, 2010 11:31 PM

All replies

  • Hi,


    MCPS and MCNPS are not a Official Microsoft Certification like MCTS, MCITP, etc. 
    but are a internal Microsoft designation you may encounter if you look at your profile on the Partner Website
    (If you work for a Microsoft Certified Partner and you got access to the Partner Website).

    This is used to map your exams with the partner competencies

    Basically It means you have passed one or more exams that align with the requirements for one of the partner competences.
    usually the MCNPS is followed by something like "AOS - example competency"
    (AOS stands for Area Of Specialization)

    On rare occasions there is some problem and one of these AOS codes shows up in your certification planner on the MCP website,
    (even if you don't work for a Certified Partner.)

    for a example see, below  for part of my profile from the partner website


    Rob


    Tracks and Specializations

    MCSE
    MCPS
    MCSA
    MCSAS
    MCSES
    MCSAM
    MCSEM
    MCNPS
    MCITP
    MCTS

    Areas of Specialization

    Systems Engineer on Windows NT 4.0
    MCP 2.0 -- Certified Professional
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Exchange Server 5.x
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Internet Information Server
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Proxy Server / Security Server
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: TCP/IP
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS Commerce
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS Infrastructure
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Knowledge Management - Collaboration
    Systems Engineer - Windows 2000
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Windows NT 4.0
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Exchange Server 2000
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: SQL Server 2000
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Internet Security And Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Microsoft Certified Partner 2002 Core Exams
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Microsoft Windows XP
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Gold Security (MCSE with 2 Security exams)
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Migrating From Windows NT 4.0 To Microsoft Windows Server 2003
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Microsoft Certified Partner 2003 Core Exams
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Business Intelligence Competency - Business Intelligence Platform specialization
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Gold Learning Solutions Security Requirement
    Systems Administrator: Security on Windows Server 2003
    Systems Administrator on Windows Server 2003
    Systems Engineer: Security on Windows 2000
    Systems Engineer: Security on Windows Server 2003
    Systems Engineer on Windows Server 2003
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Competency- Adv Infra - Data Management/Migration & Server Consolidation
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Unified Communications Solutions Competency - Messaging
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Server Platform Competency - active directory
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Competency- Integrated E-Business Solutions
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Competency- Network Infrastructure
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Information Worker Solutions
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Competency- Security Solutions
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Competency - Server Platform Competency - Storage Solutions
    Systems Administrator: Messaging on Windows Server 2003
    Systems Engineer: Messaging on Windows 2000
    Systems Engineer: Messaging on Windows Server 2003
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Competency - Systems Management
    OEM Competency AOS
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Microsoft System Builders
    AOS: Application Integration Competency
    MCNPS 2.0 - AOS: Unified Communications Solutions Competency - Voice
    MCNPS 2.0 - AOS: Information Worker Solutions Competency - Portals and Enterprise Content Management
    MCNPS 2.0 - AOS: Small Business Specialist
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Mobility Solutions Competency
    MCNPS 2.0 - AOS: OEM Hardware Solutions Competency - System Building
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Security Solutions Competency - Security Management
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Security Solutions Competency - Infrastructure Security
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Data Management Solutions Competency
    MCNPS 2.0 - AOS: Information Worker Solutions Competency - Office Deployment
    Database Administrator
    SQL Server 2005
    Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Configuration
    Enterprise Messaging Administrator
    AOS: Unified Communications Solutions Competency - IM/PRESENCE
    AOS: Desktop Platform Competency
    AOS: Hosting Solutions
    AOS: Information Worker Solutions-Portals and Collaboration
    AOS : BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE COMPETENCY - BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE PLATFORM
    AOS: Data Management Solutions Competency-Database Management for SQL Sever 2005
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Security Solutions Competency - Security Management2
    MCPS 2.0 - AOS: Security Solutions Competency - Infrastructure Security2
    Windows Server 2003 Hosting, Configuration and Management
    AOS : Microsoft Dynamics AX - SQL server
    AOS : Microsoft Dynamics GP - SQL server
    AOS : Microsoft Dynamics NAV - SQL server
    AOS : Microsoft Dynamics SL - SQL Server
    AOS : Microsoft Dynamics Point of Sale - SQL Server
    AOS : Microsoft Dynamics Point of Sale -áMS Exams
    AOS : Microsoft Dynamics CRM - MS Exams
    AOS : Microsoft Dynamics C5 - Small Business Server
    AOS: SBSC Networking Solutions
    AOS: SBSC Business Productivity Solutions
    AOS: Microsoft Dynamics CRM - Optional Exams
    AOS: Microsoft Dynamics Point of Sale - Optional Exams
    Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Server Administrator
    Enterprise Administrator
    AOS: Identity and Security Solutions Competency - Identity and Secure Access
    AOS: Security Solutions Competency - Identity and Secure Access2
    Windows Server Virtualization, Configuration
    Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuration
    Windows Essential Business Server 2008, Configuring
    Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, Configuring
    System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuration
    AOS: Server Virtualization
    SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance
    SQL Server 2008, Database Development
    AOS: Exchange Deployment Planning Services MCSE
    Windows 7, Configuration
    Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuration
    Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7
    Monday, January 18, 2010 11:31 PM
  • Thank you very match!
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010 7:41 AM
  • My understanding from the foregoing is that: these additional specializations are actually attributions to the individual professional's certification list ... a way of indicating that they have continued to grow by reason of being a member of the partnership network through the designated employer. I assume that these attributions change when you change employer and again, I see that they don't show up in your personal profile on the mcp site: http://microsoft.com/train_cert.

    So my question is: Why does it not reflect in your records? The whole idea of this is that if you want to get find another job, these will help convince your upcoming employer about your expertise. If you can't somehow, carry it with you, it probably will serve very limited use.

    P

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    Friday, January 22, 2010 5:46 PM
  • You can certainly carry them with you :-)

    The certifications are linked to a single person, using a Microsoft Live-ID. A company has the sum of all certifications held by its associated employees, but if an employee moves to another company, the certifications follow the employee.

    In order for the certifications to show up on your personal profile you need to link the exam ID with your profile. You get the exam ID when you pass an exam.

    :-)

    - Jesper

    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 12:32 PM