Become a Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) is a certification that validates IT professional and developer technical expertise through rigorous, industry-proven and industry-recognised exams. MCP exams cover a wide range of Microsoft products, technologies, and solutions.
When you pass your first qualifying MCP exam, you automatically become a Microsoft Certified Professional and gain access to MCP benefits. You also join a community of millions of MCPs, with thousands more joining every month. After you become an MCP, you're on your way to distinguishing yourself through expert certifications including Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD).
MCP qualifying exams include all of the exams required in the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), MCSE, MCSD, and Microsoft Specialist certifications. Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exams and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams do not qualify for MCP certification.
As an MCP, you have access to many valuable career tools, such as:
After you become an MCP, you're on your way to distinguishing yourself through expert certifications, such as:
"Absolutely the certification changed my life: the moment I got my first MCP it was that much easier to get the interviews and ultimately secure a job."
Sajid Ali | Solutions Architect | Canada
How to become a Microsoft Certified Professional
Choose the right certification path, based on your goals, passion, and market demand.
Find the training methods that best fit your learning style and your schedule
Schedule your exams in advance, and take advantage of promotions
Take advantage of your benefits as a Microsoft Certified Professional
Use your new skill sets and credentials for promotion or a new job