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  • i want to know complete requirement for getting MCP certificate i am new and i dont know anything about this field i just cleared my matriculation and i want to be a Microsoft Certified Professional please guide me from start either i take tuition from somebody or i have to research online is there any age limit 

    just guide how to start this field 

    i will be very thankful 

    Saturday, December 29, 2012 8:09 PM

Answers

  • You already got an answer with a general overview of the certification process and methods of exam preparation.

    As to the "age limit" question: No, there is no age limit. The younguest (published) MCP got certified at the age of 9:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babar_Iqbal

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arfa_Karim

    Sunday, December 30, 2012 7:07 AM
  • Overview -
    Microsoft certifications comprise of multiple exams of a certification path. A certification is about a specific technology skill set and the collective exams for that certification are called a certification path. So first of all you have to decide which certification path you would like to follow, e.g. .Net developer, SQL Server database administrator, Business Intelligence developer, Windows server administrator, MS Office Productivity applications etc. This choice will depend upon multiple factors and some related discussions are -

    Which Microsoft certification should i go for?
    Which MTA should I start with?

    Details of available paths are at this URL -
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification-overview.aspx

    Exam Preparation and Appearing for it -
    Your exam preparation strategy should include self-study (books, blogs, MSDN etc.), online training material like webcasts and labs (some of them free, some paid) and lots of hands-on practice with the technology (you can get free Express or Developer editions from Microsoft). If required then you can plan on getting training from Technical centers like NIIT, Aptech, New Horizon etc. near you or other trainers (preferably who are certified themselves) available for private coaching.

    Microsoft doesn't conduct the exam themselves. They have a tie-up with Prometric to conduct the exams. The results, transcripts and the certifications are issued by Microsoft. When you are ready with your preparations for the exam, you can book your exam date by paying the fees at a Prometric center near your location. The exam itself is a multiple-choice question format and taken entirely on a computer in the Prometric center. There are some very advanced exams that need the candidate to work in a real-world simulation lab, but you don't have to worry about that yet.

    When you clear one exam, Microsoft issues you a MCP Id and you can create a login at https://mcp.microsoft.com/ to view the transcripts. Although you get the status of a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) but the certification track is not complete till you clear all the exams in that track. Use this MCP Id every time time you register for any other exam so that it is correctly visible in your transcripts.

    There are other organizations too that have similar certification programs e.g. Cisco has CCNA etc. and you might want to research those while you are at it

    All the best!


    Please mark this reply as the answer or vote as helpful, as appropriate, to make it useful for other readers.
    Thanks!
    Aalam | Blog (http://aalamrangi.wordpress.com)

    Sunday, December 30, 2012 1:42 AM

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  • Saturday, December 29, 2012 8:34 PM
  • Overview -
    Microsoft certifications comprise of multiple exams of a certification path. A certification is about a specific technology skill set and the collective exams for that certification are called a certification path. So first of all you have to decide which certification path you would like to follow, e.g. .Net developer, SQL Server database administrator, Business Intelligence developer, Windows server administrator, MS Office Productivity applications etc. This choice will depend upon multiple factors and some related discussions are -

    Which Microsoft certification should i go for?
    Which MTA should I start with?

    Details of available paths are at this URL -
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification-overview.aspx

    Exam Preparation and Appearing for it -
    Your exam preparation strategy should include self-study (books, blogs, MSDN etc.), online training material like webcasts and labs (some of them free, some paid) and lots of hands-on practice with the technology (you can get free Express or Developer editions from Microsoft). If required then you can plan on getting training from Technical centers like NIIT, Aptech, New Horizon etc. near you or other trainers (preferably who are certified themselves) available for private coaching.

    Microsoft doesn't conduct the exam themselves. They have a tie-up with Prometric to conduct the exams. The results, transcripts and the certifications are issued by Microsoft. When you are ready with your preparations for the exam, you can book your exam date by paying the fees at a Prometric center near your location. The exam itself is a multiple-choice question format and taken entirely on a computer in the Prometric center. There are some very advanced exams that need the candidate to work in a real-world simulation lab, but you don't have to worry about that yet.

    When you clear one exam, Microsoft issues you a MCP Id and you can create a login at https://mcp.microsoft.com/ to view the transcripts. Although you get the status of a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) but the certification track is not complete till you clear all the exams in that track. Use this MCP Id every time time you register for any other exam so that it is correctly visible in your transcripts.

    There are other organizations too that have similar certification programs e.g. Cisco has CCNA etc. and you might want to research those while you are at it

    All the best!


    Please mark this reply as the answer or vote as helpful, as appropriate, to make it useful for other readers.
    Thanks!
    Aalam | Blog (http://aalamrangi.wordpress.com)

    Sunday, December 30, 2012 1:42 AM
  • You already got an answer with a general overview of the certification process and methods of exam preparation.

    As to the "age limit" question: No, there is no age limit. The younguest (published) MCP got certified at the age of 9:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babar_Iqbal

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arfa_Karim

    Sunday, December 30, 2012 7:07 AM