MCP

Discussion in 'MCITP' started by momentum, May 20, 2010.

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    momentum Guest

    Does anyone know if a MSITP is equivalent to an MCP or are they different
    levels pf certification.
     
    momentum, May 20, 2010
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    Chris M Guest

    I think you mean MCITP?

    Anyway, the MCP cert was obtained simply by passing any Microsoft exam.
    An MCITP certification typically consists of between two and five
    individual exams.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcitp.aspx#tab2
     
    Chris M, May 20, 2010
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  3. Hi!
    Normaly, you get the MCP Title through any one Microsoft 70-xxx Exam.
    It is a simple thing, that does not have a certificate that you can
    download (At least I was unable to find anything)

    All other Titles require one or more exams and normaly you even get a
    certificate (That you have to print on your own.). So all other
    certifications should be on a "higher" Level (or the same).

    But you find all details about the different certifications that are
    available on the webpage of microsoft.

    With kind regards,

    Konrad
     
    Konrad Neitzel, May 20, 2010
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    John R Guest

    The other explanations offered are basically correct. However, some
    explanation was left out.

    MCITP is Microsoft Certified IT Professional and is normally expressed with
    a technology such as MCITP - Enterprise Administrator. MCP is simply
    Microsoft Certified Professional.

    Prior to the new certifications being offered (MCTS, MCITP, etc) one
    obtained MCP upon completion of their first test. And yes, MCP did in fact
    come with a certificate to hang on the wall. However, MCP didn't mean much
    to the job market because it didn't express what your skill was in. You
    could have taken a test on a client OS, on a server OS, or any one of many
    many different technologies. To go out into the job market and claim MCP
    gave potential employers no information. (MCP did help Microsoft Gold
    Partners earn a few points). The older certs such as MCP, MCSA, MCDST,
    MCSE, etc do not expire. They will be out of date some day, but they do not
    retire.

    If you take one of those older tests, you will still earn MCP upon
    completion. However, tests that give credit for MCTS or are Pro level exams
    do not give MCP status. Most MCTS certs are single exams and they express
    what the MCTS is in, ie MCTS - Vista Config, or MCTS - AD Config. Earning
    one or more MCTSs along with a Pro level series exam earns a MCITP.

    MCTS certifications will retire when the underlying technology retires.
    Therefore, to claim any of these in the future, potential employers will
    know not only that the technology of your certification is current, but also
    what technology it is that you are certified in.

    Completing any test at all does earn you an MCPID which allows access to the
    MS website. MCP and MCPID should not be confused.

    And, as others have said, check the Microsoft Learning website for specific
    information.

    John R.
     
    John R, May 20, 2010
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