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  • I would like to become Microsoft Certified so I can have better luck at finding a job. Im not sure, if i should take a class. How much will it cost me or where to start. Id really apreciate some feed back. 
    Friday, September 16, 2011 12:28 AM

Answers

  • A good place to start out would be the Microsoft Certification website.  The beginner's certifications are the Technical Associates.
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    Rich Prescott | MCITP, MCTS, MCP

    [Blog] Engineering Efficiency | [Twitter] @Rich_Prescott | [Powershell GUI] Client System Administration tool
    Friday, September 16, 2011 12:37 AM
  • Hello Daniela,

    It depends on the certification you want to get, for example for MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist), I prefer to learn by myself than taking a course, its a cheap way to get certificated.

    For certifications related to Development or Server Administration I recommend you to take a course, but that also depends on your knowledge related to the technology you want to certificate, maybe you don't need to take a course you can learn by yourself with books, videos, etc.

    Related to courses you have two options: Instructor Lead Training and On-Line, any of those option will cost you a variable amount depending on your country.

    For more information review the following links:

    Certification Training: Can You Afford It?

    http://certification.about.com/cs/testingresources/a/aa041003a.htm

    If you are in the US more information related to courses and prices:

    http://www.itacademy.com/

    Please let me know if you need more information.

    Regards,


    Jorge Montaño, Microsoft Partner, http://jorgemontano.wordpress.com/

    Friday, September 16, 2011 9:12 PM

All replies

  • A good place to start out would be the Microsoft Certification website.  The beginner's certifications are the Technical Associates.
    If you found this post helpful, please "Vote as Helpful". If it answered your question, remember to "Mark as Answer".

    Rich Prescott | MCITP, MCTS, MCP

    [Blog] Engineering Efficiency | [Twitter] @Rich_Prescott | [Powershell GUI] Client System Administration tool
    Friday, September 16, 2011 12:37 AM
  • It depends on how you take to your knowledge in the best way. I prefer to read a book and use  for example train signal videos. and a lots and lots of labs. it's also better from an economic perspective than taking a course.
    If you want a more detailed answer then maybe you can tell us which product you want to become certified in

    / Kind Regards Johan Zetterström
    Friday, September 16, 2011 6:49 AM
  • Hello Daniela,

    It depends on the certification you want to get, for example for MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist), I prefer to learn by myself than taking a course, its a cheap way to get certificated.

    For certifications related to Development or Server Administration I recommend you to take a course, but that also depends on your knowledge related to the technology you want to certificate, maybe you don't need to take a course you can learn by yourself with books, videos, etc.

    Related to courses you have two options: Instructor Lead Training and On-Line, any of those option will cost you a variable amount depending on your country.

    For more information review the following links:

    Certification Training: Can You Afford It?

    http://certification.about.com/cs/testingresources/a/aa041003a.htm

    If you are in the US more information related to courses and prices:

    http://www.itacademy.com/

    Please let me know if you need more information.

    Regards,


    Jorge Montaño, Microsoft Partner, http://jorgemontano.wordpress.com/

    Friday, September 16, 2011 9:12 PM