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Qualifications required to take a Microsoft certification course RRS feed

  • Question

  • hello,

    I'am a fifth semester computer science Engineering student in India,planning on taking a Microsoft certification course. I'am interested in development and my syllabus so far has covered C,C++,Algorithms labs,thus I  would like to know which certification course will be best for me and the qualifications required to take it.

    thank you,

    Anvitha


    • Edited by AnvithaNK Sunday, August 10, 2014 4:21 PM
    Sunday, August 10, 2014 4:16 PM

Answers

  • Hi, AnvithaNK.

    Please do not confuse Microsoft certification exams/titles with Microsoft courses. These are two different things.

    The Microsoft certification exams are taken at Prometric (until December 31st, 2014). in the US, they cost $150, whether you pass or fail. If you pass enough exams, you earn a Microsoft certification title, such as MCSD.

    When you take a Microsoft course, you do not earn a certification. Instead, you learn about a Microsoft product. The training may help prepare you for an exam.

    If you are interested in using Microsoft development technologies, I suggest you start working with C# (similar to C++ and Java) and use the Microsoft editor, Visual Studio. Visual Studio Express is the free edition.

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:26 PM
    Answerer

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  • Hi Anvitha,

    You have covered many Computer Science degree cirricula from what you listed.

    MS Certifications greatly depend upon the job you want to get when you are finished with your degree.

    Take a look for the job that you want on DICE , look at the requirements, and many will list the types of skills or certifications they want you to have.

    Ex.  IT Help Desk - you should get certs for Windows Desktop OS's, Server OSs, Security +.

    The more job postings you look at, the more you will see what is wanted.  Take notes on what employers want, that will be your best guide.


    • Edited by rm5081 Sunday, August 10, 2014 7:35 PM
    Sunday, August 10, 2014 7:34 PM
  • Hi, AnvithaNK.

    Please do not confuse Microsoft certification exams/titles with Microsoft courses. These are two different things.

    The Microsoft certification exams are taken at Prometric (until December 31st, 2014). in the US, they cost $150, whether you pass or fail. If you pass enough exams, you earn a Microsoft certification title, such as MCSD.

    When you take a Microsoft course, you do not earn a certification. Instead, you learn about a Microsoft product. The training may help prepare you for an exam.

    If you are interested in using Microsoft development technologies, I suggest you start working with C# (similar to C++ and Java) and use the Microsoft editor, Visual Studio. Visual Studio Express is the free edition.

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:26 PM
    Answerer