Important things to know about Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) certification - PDF Document

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  1.       Important things to know about Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) certification Microsoft C ertified Trainers (MC Ts) are the only individuals that Microsoft authorizes to deliver training based on Official Microsoft Learning Products or Microsoft Dynamics Learning Products. As a Microsoft C ertified Trainer (MC T) your instructional skills, technical qualifications, influence on students and other people with whom you interact make you a valuable asset to your company, to Microsoft, as well as to the community you serve and help to improve. Step-by-step guide to becoming a Certified Microsoft Trainer (MCT) There are THREE steps to becoming an MC T: STEP 1: First, you must hold a current certification in one of the following Microsoft certifications Microsoft Dynamics qualifications Microsoft Office Certifications Microsoft C ertified Systems Engineer (MC SE) AX Dynamics Applications Microsoft Office Specialist Master: 2007, 2010, and 2013 Microsoft C ertified Solutions Associate (MC SA) AX Dynamics Developer Microsoft Office Specialist Expert: Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013 AX Dynamics Installation and C onfiguration Microsoft C ertified Solutions Expert (MC SE) C RM Dynamics Applications Microsoft Office Specialist Expert: Word 2007, 2010, and 2013 Microsoft C ertified Solutions Developer (MC SD) C RM Dynamics Technical GP Dynamics Microsoft C ertified Solutions Master (MC SM) NAV Dynamics Applications Microsoft C ertified Master (MC M) NAV Dynamics Technical SL Dynamics Microsoft C ertified Architect (MC A) Microsoft C ertified Professional Developer (MC PD) Microsoft C ertified IT Professional (MC ITP) STEP 2: You must demonstrate technical competence in classroom training and delivery: Next, whether you are a new or experienced trainer, you are required to demonstrate technical competence in classroom training and delivery of course material to become a C ertified Microsoft Trainer. ARTEMIS Transition Partners

  2.       Microsoft takes this particular spect of your certification especially seriously and has appointed service providers for various regions across the world to provide specific training in classroom instruction skills. C ertification from these providers in instruction and presentation skills is required as part of your application to Microsoft for your MC T status. STEP 3: MCT application and payment Lastly, as a person newly registering to become an MC T, you will need to do the following: Submit your application for MC T qualification to Microsoft through your MCT secure site; Submit proof a premier MC P certification (any one of those listed in STEP 1) as part of your application Submit your Technical Instruction Presentation Skills training certification (see STEP 2) Pay your annual MC T certification fee MC T status is an annually renewable qualification, with a new program beginning every 1st May. To maintain MC T status, which enables you to continue accessing numerous professional benefits, you will be required to renew your certifications annually during the months of March and April. Both renewal applications and payments must be received by 30th April for MC T certification to remain valid. The annual fee for the MC T certification is approximately USD 400, through you would be entitled to discounted fees if, for example, you worked for a C ertified Partner for Learning Solutions (C PLS) or a for a Microsoft IT Academy. C PLS and Microsoft IT Academies are required to maintain at least two full time MC Ts to renew their status themselves. Starting March 2014, MC Ts will be required to administer course evaluations through Metrics that Matter (MTM) to every student and must maintain a minimum score of 6 to successfully renew their certification. The MTM platform is tool that captures student feedback on, based on pre-set parameters. See more on MTM and how to get the best out of this platform here. Benefits of the MCT qualification There are numerous benefits to the MC T certification, the most profound being the level of professional respect attached to the MC T title. MC Ts are considered experts in their fields and are regularly called upon provide professional guidance within the communities they serve. Building on their renowned competence, MC Ts have endless career opportunities within Microsoft technology environments, ranging from training itself through consultancy to implementation in small, medium and large enterprises. Click here for latest updates relating to your MC T certification. ARTEMIS Transition Partners