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How to list certifications on my resume? RRS feed

  • Question

    This is the certifications I have passed.. but how should I list them? 

    and do I have to list "Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Messaging" & "Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator" separately or just once? 

    (1)

    • Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008
      • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
      • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
      • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuration
      • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring
    • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Messaging
    • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
      • Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
      • Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
      • Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
      • Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Certified Professional

    (2)

    • Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008
    • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Messaging
    • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
    • Microsoft Certified Professional

    (3)

    • Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008
    • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Messaging
    • Microsoft Certified Professional

    (4)

    ??


    • Edited by Hans860 Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:50 PM edit
    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:48 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    it depends how much space do you have remaining in your CV (you shouldn't have more than two pages). Personally I like option 1, but it depends on the company and the recruiter what's the best option.

    Like Jon said, I would also attach the Microsoft Transcript to your job application.


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    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 9:22 PM
    Answerer
  •  

    Hi Hans,

    I personally like option 2 – it’s clear and precise. The MCSA:Messaging specialisation appears on your transcript as a separate certification.

    Being Microsoft certified myself, I already know what the requirements are to achieve your certifications – so if you’re sending your CV to Microsoft Partner, I would assume they would know this too.

    You could always attach a copy of your Microsoft Transcript or share it using the Transcript sharing tool.  

    Hope this helps.

    Many thanks,

    Jon.

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 5:32 PM

All replies

  •  

    Hi Hans,

    I personally like option 2 – it’s clear and precise. The MCSA:Messaging specialisation appears on your transcript as a separate certification.

    Being Microsoft certified myself, I already know what the requirements are to achieve your certifications – so if you’re sending your CV to Microsoft Partner, I would assume they would know this too.

    You could always attach a copy of your Microsoft Transcript or share it using the Transcript sharing tool.  

    Hope this helps.

    Many thanks,

    Jon.

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 5:32 PM
  • I would leave Microsoft Certified Professional off as it is not related to a specific technology.  Besides, it's already clear to see that you're a MCP from the other certifications you have.

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    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 9:18 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    it depends how much space do you have remaining in your CV (you shouldn't have more than two pages). Personally I like option 1, but it depends on the company and the recruiter what's the best option.

    Like Jon said, I would also attach the Microsoft Transcript to your job application.


    Best Regards. When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer. This helps us build a healthy and positive community.

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 9:22 PM
    Answerer