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MCT Certification path for .NET & DB Development RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have a question about how to become a trainer (MCT) and teach .NET Programmig, T-SQL and SharePoint. I know this was asked before but I still don't get it.

    How do I start if I have no certification yet? I assume you need an MCTS and take the tests for MCPD. How many exams do I have to take and which ones?



    Thanks for our help.


    MaGraBa


    Friday, October 19, 2012 2:40 PM

Answers

  • If you wish to become a MCT, you need to have at least one certification that allows you to teach one course.

    After you become a MCT, depending on the courses that you want to teach, you will have to examine a list that maps each official course to those certifications that allow you to teach it. These vary from course to course, and from version to version. For example, back at the time when course 6463 (ASP.NET 3.5) was published, you needed the MCPD:Web Developer or MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer certification.

    The required certifications vary from course to course, and there is a grace period during which you can teach a new course even if you are only certified on the previous version of the technology. Before the grace period expires, you need to upgrade your certification to the new version.

    So, as you see, there is no single answer to the question of which certification you need. It depends on the specific courses that you want to teach. After you know the certifications that you need, the corresponding exams are easy to find out by following the links from the certification page:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-overview.aspx

    • Proposed as answer by Mr. WhartyModerator Friday, October 19, 2012 10:22 PM
    • Marked as answer by MaGraBa Monday, October 22, 2012 2:29 PM
    Friday, October 19, 2012 6:25 PM
  • Perhaps you shoud download the MCT Program Guide from the MCT certification page:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mct.aspx

    In that page, you will also find the telephone numbers for the Regional Service Centers, where you can call to enquire in case you have any additional questions about becoming an MCT.

    Monday, October 22, 2012 5:23 PM

All replies

  • If you wish to become a MCT, you need to have at least one certification that allows you to teach one course.

    After you become a MCT, depending on the courses that you want to teach, you will have to examine a list that maps each official course to those certifications that allow you to teach it. These vary from course to course, and from version to version. For example, back at the time when course 6463 (ASP.NET 3.5) was published, you needed the MCPD:Web Developer or MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer certification.

    The required certifications vary from course to course, and there is a grace period during which you can teach a new course even if you are only certified on the previous version of the technology. Before the grace period expires, you need to upgrade your certification to the new version.

    So, as you see, there is no single answer to the question of which certification you need. It depends on the specific courses that you want to teach. After you know the certifications that you need, the corresponding exams are easy to find out by following the links from the certification page:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-overview.aspx

    • Proposed as answer by Mr. WhartyModerator Friday, October 19, 2012 10:22 PM
    • Marked as answer by MaGraBa Monday, October 22, 2012 2:29 PM
    Friday, October 19, 2012 6:25 PM
  • Hi,
    thank you for your answer.  Just that I understood this properly, I need one of the Professional Certifications.

    • MCITP (IT Professional)
    • MCPD (Professional Developer)

    Then I can apply for the Microsoft Certified Trainer Certification.

    If I did the MCITP on SharePoint Administrator 2010 I could only teach the following courses:

    If I wanted to teach SharePoint End User, I would have to pass Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Exam 77-886
     (10347AE: Skills Trainings in SharePoint 2010 for End Users (5 Hours)).
    https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mos.aspx#certifications

    If I wanted to teach T-SQL I would have to pass Exam 70-461 
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-461

    Is all of this correct?

    Regards and once again thank you

    MaBaGra






    • Edited by MaGraBa Monday, October 22, 2012 2:30 PM
    Monday, October 22, 2012 2:27 PM
  • It's more complex than that. For instance, if you want to teach course number 6438, titled "Implementing and Administering Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 in Windows Server® 2008", then you need ONE of the following three competencies:

    Enterprise Administrator
    Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Configuration
    Server Administrator

    Each of these competencies, in turn, corresponds to a specific MCITP or MCPD or in some cases a MCTS.

    Therefore, you need to consider each individual course that you want to teach, identified by its course number. It's not enough to say that you want to teach, for instance, "SharePoint End User". For each course there are one or more alternative competencies that would let you teach it.

    The mapping between courses and competencies can be found in a document named "competencies list" that I downloaded here:

    https://www.microsoft.com/learning/members/en/us/mct/mct-competencies.aspx

    but this URL points to the MCT member site; I don't know if the competencies list can be downloaded without logging into the site.

    Monday, October 22, 2012 2:57 PM
  • Thank you again. No I unfortunately can’t download the document. That’s probably why I have a problem in understanding the whole process.

    Is there also another location to download it from? I don’t have an account either.

    Monday, October 22, 2012 3:19 PM
  • Perhaps you shoud download the MCT Program Guide from the MCT certification page:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mct.aspx

    In that page, you will also find the telephone numbers for the Regional Service Centers, where you can call to enquire in case you have any additional questions about becoming an MCT.

    Monday, October 22, 2012 5:23 PM