Microsoft still remains the
number one operating system and computer hardware system for business across
the world. Millions of businesses across the globe make use of Microsoft
computers and Microsoft products and rely on their services. Because of this demand,
companies everywhere are looking for IT professionals who can properly service
their computers, networks, and systems.
However, not all IT
professionals are well equipped to install, implement and troubleshoot a
Microsoft system and network. Companies want to ensure that the individuals
servicing their computers and networks are going to guarantee that the work
that goes into the systems is of high-quality. An untrained IT professional
could possibly ruin the IT setup at the company and cause the systems to slow
down or even shut down.
This is where Microsoft
Certification comes in. Microsoft provides a certification programme which
trains the individual in the systems, networks, and computing that Microsoft
programs utilize. Having a Microsoft Certification means that a company can be
assured that the certified professional they are hiring is not only competent
to do the work needed, but is also committed to the IT industry, at
least, committed enough to make the effort and time to go through the process
certifications can I do?
You can become certified
across a wide variety of Microsoft disciplines, from windows 10 operating
system or Windows Server 2012 (the latter we will be looking at, in more depth
in a moment). Within these certification topics, there are various tiers of
qualifications which can be seen here (Link to Microsoft roadmap) but the two
most popular are the MCSA and the MCSE.
is the difference?
An MCSA or, Microsoft Certified
Solutions Associate, is an entry level certification programme, or the first
rung on the ladder, intended for people who seek entry-level jobs in an IT
environment. MCSA is a prerequisite for more advanced Microsoft certifications.
An MCSE or, Microsoft Certified
Systems Engineer, is someone who has passed exams about the Microsoft Windows
NT operating system, related desktop systems, networking, and Microsoft's back
office server products.
Networking and professional growth opportunities
It Proof that you mastered the skills related to the certificate
Your value increases when you apply for jobs
Your chances of getting hired increases by 5 times
You gain an edge over your peers, colleagues, and fellow