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MCP!? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi freinds.

    I passed 70-511 exam and in the MCTS page wrote:

    Am I a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) if I earn a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

    The term MCP is used both as a general term for all Microsoft Certified Professionals and as the name of a credential. As an MCTS, you become part of the Microsoft Certified Professional community, with access to all related benefits, information, and activities. You do not earn a credential titled "MCP." You should use the MCTS credential on your resume and in business collateral, thereby indicating your specialty and that you are a member of the MCP community at large.

    but when I want to create virtual business card in the Qualifications step I can Select The Microsoft Certified Professional or Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist logo. and in the my profile page both logo are shown.

    Am I MCP or not?

    Wednesday, November 3, 2010 7:29 PM

Answers

  • It's a meter of terminology. MCP means "Microsoft Certified Professional". Saying that you are a MCP means that you have some kind of certification from Microsoft. When exhibiting your credentials, it more adequate to specify the precise type of certification, such as "MCTS:whatever", rather than simply saying that you are a MCP, which means that you are certified but does not say what you are certified in.
    • Proposed as answer by Kevin_M_Porter Friday, November 5, 2010 10:37 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mehdi Javaheri Saturday, November 6, 2010 6:15 PM
    Friday, November 5, 2010 9:53 AM

All replies

  • Am I MCP or not?

    Yes, you are. Every MCTS is also a MCP (although the converse is not true: someone can be a MCP without being a MCTS).

    Wednesday, November 3, 2010 8:12 PM
  • Am I MCP or not?

    Yes, you are. Every MCTS is also a MCP (although the converse is not true: someone can be a MCP without being a MCTS).


    But in this page http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcts.aspx#tab3 listed You do not earn a credential titled "MCP." You should use the MCTS credential on your resume and in business collateral.
    • Proposed as answer by Kevin_M_Porter Friday, November 5, 2010 10:37 AM
    Wednesday, November 3, 2010 8:55 PM
  • It's a meter of terminology. MCP means "Microsoft Certified Professional". Saying that you are a MCP means that you have some kind of certification from Microsoft. When exhibiting your credentials, it more adequate to specify the precise type of certification, such as "MCTS:whatever", rather than simply saying that you are a MCP, which means that you are certified but does not say what you are certified in.
    • Proposed as answer by Kevin_M_Porter Friday, November 5, 2010 10:37 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mehdi Javaheri Saturday, November 6, 2010 6:15 PM
    Friday, November 5, 2010 9:53 AM
  • Am I MCP or not?

    Yes, you are. Every MCTS is also a MCP (although the converse is not true: someone can be a MCP without being a MCTS).


    But in this page http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcts.aspx#tab3 listed You do not earn a credential titled "MCP." You should use the MCTS credential on your resume and in business collateral.

    Any person who cleared Microsoft exam is Microsoft Certified Professional.
    Adil Mughal - http://AdilMughal.com
    Saturday, November 6, 2010 3:04 PM