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  • Hello fellow tech's, Im new to this form but I've been a tech for about 5 years i have my own company orange tech and I have never got around to getting my MPC i was wonder if anyone had some recomendations for a cheap/good place to go or some guidlines as to what i need to know for the test.

    Thanks for your help.
               tehgame. 
    Saturday, January 10, 2009 7:46 PM

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  • The MCP program offers multiple certifications, based on different areas of technical expertise. To attain these certifications, a candidate must pass a series of exams within the program. The current certifications are Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD), Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) and the Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA).

    Popular previous generation certifications include Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) and Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA).

    Good Luck!

    • Proposed as answer by Leong Sun Wei Sunday, January 11, 2009 5:24 PM
    • Marked as answer by Ken Rosen_MS Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:40 PM
    Sunday, January 11, 2009 5:24 PM
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    tehgame said:

     Well my company is mainly computer repair's/virus removal and custom pc builds but my proficiency probably lies in networking/white hat hacking. pretty much there are very limited things I can not do on a pc.


    Hmm. You are not going to make this easy are you? :)

    Let me assume that you have a great deal of proficiency in Windows XP Professional in and out of a domain environment. If this case you  have a couple of routes:

    You can explore an MCP in Windows XP with the 70-270 exam. Other options would be pursuing your MCDST certifications by successfully negotiation both the 70-271 and 70-272 exams, earning both an MCP and MCDST certifications.

    I would suggest giving the Microsoft Learning site a look and learn more about the offered certification and which ones match your knowledge and experience.

    Michael D. Alligood,
    MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician, Consumer Support Technician
    MCTS: Windows Vista - Configuration,
    MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+, Network+

    The I.T. Classroom Blog
    Start. Research. Plan. Perform. Finish. Test. Evaluate.
    Sunday, January 11, 2009 6:58 PM
  • Hi Tehgame,

    I am in a similar situation to you. Currently I have the following certifications that are relevant:

    MCDST
    MCITP - Enterprise Support Technician
    MCITP - Consumer Support Technician

    I gained these by taking the following exams:

    70-623 Installing, Maintaining, Supporting, and Troubleshooting Applications on the Windows Vista Client - Consumer
    70-272 Supporting Users and Troubleshooting Desktop Applications on a Microsoft® Windows® XP Operating System
    70-621 Upgrading your MCDST Certification to MCITP Enterprise Support
    70-271 Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Microsoft® Windows® XP Operating System

    In particular the MCITP - Enterprise Support Technician qualification is part of the certification path for MCITP - Enterprise Administrator, and the MCITP - Consumer Support Technician qualification is in my opinion a must have for anyone in a consumer facing environment!

    As Michael has already posted links for some of it, here are the rest (including those for enterprise support if you don't take the upgrade for MCDST path):

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exams/70-623.mspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exams/70-620.aspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exams/70-622.mspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exams/70-621.mspx

    Hope this help!

    Brian
    • Proposed as answer by Brian_Jones Monday, January 12, 2009 9:10 AM
    • Marked as answer by Ken Rosen_MS Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:40 PM
    Monday, January 12, 2009 9:09 AM

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  •  Game, in what technology is your proficiency in? Answering that will help us guide you down the best path...
    Michael D. Alligood,
    MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician, Consumer Support Technician
    MCTS: Windows Vista - Configuration,
    MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+, Network+

    The I.T. Classroom Blog
    Start. Research. Plan. Perform. Finish. Test. Evaluate.
    Saturday, January 10, 2009 10:49 PM
  •  Well my company is mainly computer repair's/virus removal and custom pc builds but my proficiency probably lies in networking/white hat hacking. pretty much there are very limited things I can not do on a pc.
    Sunday, January 11, 2009 4:30 PM
  • The MCP program offers multiple certifications, based on different areas of technical expertise. To attain these certifications, a candidate must pass a series of exams within the program. The current certifications are Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD), Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) and the Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA).

    Popular previous generation certifications include Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) and Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA).

    Good Luck!

    • Proposed as answer by Leong Sun Wei Sunday, January 11, 2009 5:24 PM
    • Marked as answer by Ken Rosen_MS Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:40 PM
    Sunday, January 11, 2009 5:24 PM
  •  
    tehgame said:

     Well my company is mainly computer repair's/virus removal and custom pc builds but my proficiency probably lies in networking/white hat hacking. pretty much there are very limited things I can not do on a pc.


    Hmm. You are not going to make this easy are you? :)

    Let me assume that you have a great deal of proficiency in Windows XP Professional in and out of a domain environment. If this case you  have a couple of routes:

    You can explore an MCP in Windows XP with the 70-270 exam. Other options would be pursuing your MCDST certifications by successfully negotiation both the 70-271 and 70-272 exams, earning both an MCP and MCDST certifications.

    I would suggest giving the Microsoft Learning site a look and learn more about the offered certification and which ones match your knowledge and experience.

    Michael D. Alligood,
    MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician, Consumer Support Technician
    MCTS: Windows Vista - Configuration,
    MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+, Network+

    The I.T. Classroom Blog
    Start. Research. Plan. Perform. Finish. Test. Evaluate.
    Sunday, January 11, 2009 6:58 PM
  • Hi Tehgame,

    I am in a similar situation to you. Currently I have the following certifications that are relevant:

    MCDST
    MCITP - Enterprise Support Technician
    MCITP - Consumer Support Technician

    I gained these by taking the following exams:

    70-623 Installing, Maintaining, Supporting, and Troubleshooting Applications on the Windows Vista Client - Consumer
    70-272 Supporting Users and Troubleshooting Desktop Applications on a Microsoft® Windows® XP Operating System
    70-621 Upgrading your MCDST Certification to MCITP Enterprise Support
    70-271 Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Microsoft® Windows® XP Operating System

    In particular the MCITP - Enterprise Support Technician qualification is part of the certification path for MCITP - Enterprise Administrator, and the MCITP - Consumer Support Technician qualification is in my opinion a must have for anyone in a consumer facing environment!

    As Michael has already posted links for some of it, here are the rest (including those for enterprise support if you don't take the upgrade for MCDST path):

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exams/70-623.mspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exams/70-620.aspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exams/70-622.mspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exams/70-621.mspx

    Hope this help!

    Brian
    • Proposed as answer by Brian_Jones Monday, January 12, 2009 9:10 AM
    • Marked as answer by Ken Rosen_MS Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:40 PM
    Monday, January 12, 2009 9:09 AM