Microsoft Certified Architect(MCA) MCA: Microsoft Exchange ServerMCA: Microsoft SQL ServerMCA: Windows Server: Directory Architect Series ~300 worldwide 10 years total plus 5 or more years of specific architectural experience.Requires interview with MCA Review Board, wherein you must display seven competencies of business acumen and technological proficiency. Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) Master Series Technology experts who successfully design and implement solutions that meet the most complex business requirements Possess 3 to 5 years of experience with specific technologies, attend three week formal course, and then pass combinations of exams for each certification.See http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/master.aspx#tab2 Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Pass combinations of exams for each certification. Windows Client Windows Server Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft Office Project Server Microsoft Exchange Server Professional Series Professional credentials required for successful job performance Technology Series Specific technologies and skills for working with them Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) Pass combinations of exams for each of 56 possible certifications. (Most require only one exam.) Seehttp://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcts.aspx#tab2
Legacy and Discontinuing Certifications Server 2003 MCSE(7 exams):70-290+291+293+294 and 70-620 or 270 or 210 or 70-680 and 70-297 or 298 or 285 and 1 of 33 electives Microsoft CertifiedSystem Administrator(MCSA) Server 2003 MCSA(4 exams):70-290+291 and 70-620 or 270 or 210 or 70-680 and 1 of 26 electives Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) Many of the exams retired in March 2008 Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) Microsoft Certified Applications Developer (MCPD) Microsoft Certified Applications Developer (MCPD) Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Excel Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 or 2005 Microsoft Visual Basic or .NET Microsoft Visual Basic or .NET SQL Server 2000 Likely will be discontinued. Being discontinued – most of the exams are retired. Being discontinued – most of the exams are retired. No longer available – the last of the exams retired in March 2009 Being discontinued – most of the exams are retired. Minor Certifications Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Word, Vista, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Excel Microsoft Certified Learning Consultant (MCLC) Microsoft Certified Business Management Solutions Specialist Microsoft Certified Business Management Solutions Professional Microsoft Certified Desktop Technician (MCDST) “Help Desk” Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) MCT who has frequent consultations with customers. Stringent requirements. Highly specialized certification on Microsoft Dynamics CRM Highly specialized certification on Microsoft Dynamics CRM 77-600 or 601 or 602 or 603 or 604 or 605 as appropriate 70-271 and 70-272 Obtain a certification, then objectively demonstrate instructional skills; must renew annually.