All you Need to Know about Microsoft Certifications

Amir Shingray
Amir Shingray
August 30, 2019 | Office 365

All you Need to Know about Microsoft Certifications

Microsoft has always been providing certifications to students and professionals. These can help students get qualified for professional and technical positions and can also complement their degrees. Professionals can take advantage of these certifications to move up the ladder. There are several certifications that one can acquire, but these will require a period of study and learning. Once the studies are complete, the exams can be taken and then the individual can get certified upon passing the exams. 

According to Microsoft, students can gain a lot of benefits from their certifications. You can even get college credit for passing a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). Companies are always looking for certified professionals and graduates. It makes these graduates and professionals more marketable in the IT industry. If these graduates and professionals do get hired having the certifications, then they have the opportunity to earn 15% more than professionals and graduates who aren’t certified. If you’re hired and certified by Microsoft, your chances for advancing in your company and being promoted get even higher. It’s no secret that having Microsoft certifications helps you in the IT industry. The industry values you even higher if you’re certified. Companies, on most occasions, not only appreciate them but may also demand it from prospective candidates. 

To ready for the certifications, there are three paths to do so. There are freely available learning tools that you can use to prepare. One such tool is Microsoft Learn. Microsoft Learn is a free preparation program that will help you with complimentary lessons, resources, tools and more. You can even try out products at zero cost to you. If you’re looking for paid lessons, those options are available to you as well. You can get training from Microsoft Certified Trainers that will provide you with all the expertise you need to prepare for and pass the certification exams. Finally, Microsoft includes practice tests that allow you to prepare for the exams and pass them knowing the format and how to tackle them.

Furthermore, Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) provides complimentary training classes that you can take. Microsoft Press also provides e-books at no cost to you, which have all the knowledge you require to get certified. This goes to show that Microsoft not just certifies you in various specializations, but also provides you with all the tools and resources that you require to get certified. 

We’ve talked about some of the popular certifications below so you can get an understanding of what they entail.

Certifications for students and graduates

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)

Microsoft Azure

Why Education Microsoft Matters?

Certifications for students and graduates

The two certifications students and graduates could take advantage of Microsoft Certified Professional and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA). Both certifications have their strengths and benefits and are explained as follows:

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)

This certification is precious if one is looking to acquire college credit, if you’re a student, or climb up the ladder as a professional in the IT industry. Depending on your area of interest, you can choose among the following specializations: Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD). Whether it’s a career advancement you’re looking for, finding work, or even getting considered for a promotion, these certifications can undoubtedly help you depending on the field or profession you’re in.

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a technology that is important to learn and master in today’s cloud-focused world. Microsoft provides popular certifications related to Azure. These certifications are quite popular today. These include Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, Microsoft 365 Certified Enterprise Administrator Expert, and Azure DevOps Engineer Expert. Networking, storage, security, and computing are a few skills that you can get expertise with as an Administrator Associate and Solutions Architect expert. The Microsoft 365 certification makes you a complete expert in Microsoft 365 administration that includes managing, deploying, evaluating and planning. If you’re an Azure DevOps Engineer expert, you can learn how to provide and develop the best products to meet the requirements of the business. You can see how valuable the certifications are. 
Here is an excellent resource we found while researching this article about Azure Role Certification:
Azure Applications and Infrastructure Certification

Why Microsoft Learning Matters?

When Microsoft certifies you, you’re getting the backing of one of the world’s biggest tech companies. Microsoft has been at the forefront of computing technology for decades. MS-DOS, Windows, Office, Xbox, and Azure are just a few technological innovations we have seen over the last few decades from the Seattle-based tech powerhouse. Wherever you apply for a job in the IT industry, you get noticed, recognized, respected, and acknowledged for your certification. This just not helps you get your foot in the door but landing a solid start in your career with a respectable salary. Even if you’re already in the middle of your career, a certification in your field helps you get ahead over your peers. You learn skills that you can harness your entire career. It gives you pride and a feeling of accomplishment because you’re considered an expert and a master in your field of specialization. So, whether you’re about to graduate from college or grad school, or are already in your professional career, these certifications will give you a considerable boost. Having the Microsoft backing will help you all your career, and you can count on it to get advance in your career at whatever stage you are in.  

 

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Here at Infowise Business Solutions, our client list includes some of the world’s best-known higher educational institutes, that is in addition to many school boards in North America, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. Our products that are used by the educational institutes are a cross-section of what we offer; Workflow automation, process automation, advanced dynamic forms and document management and filing. We have helped thousands of schools and research facilities across the globe in leveraging the power of their Office 365 platform, to its fullest potential to quickly build a wide variety of modern solutions, tailor-made to meet their operational requirements. Through our implementation partners, we have been part of the digitization process for many universities and research organizations. Whether your preference is Microsoft 365 or On-premise our partners will assist and guide you on how best you can get your educational institution on the road onto a successful digitalization process.

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