What are the requirements and fundamental basics to learn to become MCP Professional? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All!

    Good day!

    I am a newbie in Microsoft server administration and i want to learn the necessary fundamental basics.

    And Can sometime tell where I should I start to become successful MCP professional?

    What are the preferred pdf books or video tutorial to start for Microsoft beginners?

    Your quick response is highly appreciated...Thanks

    Friday, August 23, 2013 3:11 AM


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  • Hi,

    If you are completely new to IT and Microsoft Technology then the first fundamentals can be found and learned in the MTA certifications:


    The next step would be to achieve the MCSA: Server 2012 certification:


    The Microsoft Virtual Academy has many free resources:


    Beside that you can purchase self-study books from Microsoft Press or attend instructor led classes.

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    Friday, August 23, 2013 9:37 AM
  • In order to call yourself a MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional), you need to pass one (1) of Microsoft's certification exams.  Any one of your choosing.  MCP is just a broad designation of someone that's passed one or more exams.
    Friday, August 23, 2013 12:47 PM
  • Each person learns differently but you will need a good home lab. simply learning the theroy and not testing or playing with the equipment is a not going to help you in the real world. Microsoft offers lots of free trial software for most of its Servers\operating systems. A good Virtual enviroment will cut down on costs, a simple HP ML120 with ESx can run two Windows servers easily.

    I would also look at some of the video training from Trainsignal and CBT nuggets.

    Friday, August 23, 2013 2:28 PM