A Quick Tour of Microsoft Certification Program

Mostly Microsoft is known for their Windows Operating System & Office, but Microsoft is not all about this two software. If we look at its portfolio is more than it looks, Such as:

  • Online Services like Bing, MSN, and Advertising.
  • Gaming like Xbox & all its versions.
  • Hardware like Microsoft Surface studio, Tablets, PCs, Smartphone (Nokia Lumia), Keyboard, mice & more.

This company is also known for their Certifications too. Until January 20, 2018, they have 137 Certifications in their different services.

A Quick Tour of Microsoft Certification Program

What is Microsoft Certificate?

Microsoft has a very good strategy for getting clients, one of them is training materials. A good example can be the Microsoft Virtual Academy, where every product of Microsoft is taught by the experts. Based upon these training materials, Microsoft offers certificates if you pass their exams.

In the meantime these exams are not provided by Microsoft, they are provided by Microsoft Partner companies. If you pass the exam for a specific or group of products, your reward will be Microsoft Certificate. Later, we will discuss what the benefits of the Microsoft certificate are.

A good example can be the getting certificate of complete Office Package, or you can take it separately. So, if you want to get the certificate in Microsoft Word 2013, then you have to pass the exam 77-418. This exam for word 2016 is called 77-725. Also, other exams are available in the same rows of the number.

Note: For more information about Office visit here.

Besides, these are just small certificates, there are big certificates Such as MCSA, MCSE, MOS & more. If you got these certificates, then you have a job in any company which you desire.

Microsoft Certification Program Overview

As below I explained, Microsoft exams are provided by the Microsoft Partner Programs. These exams are not free, & its price is different for a different certificate.

Microsoft Certification Program is divided into six main categories of Cloud, Mobility, Data, Productivity, App Builder and Business Applications. In the meantime, their certificates types are divided into 5 categories of:

  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

Microsoft only provides certifications for below technologies.

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft BI
  • Windows Server
  • Cloud Computing
  • Linux on Azure
  • Windows
  • SQL Server
  • Microsoft R Server
  • SQL R Server
  • Azure Machine learning
  • Bot Framework
  • Cognitive Services
  • Office users
  • Office 365
  • Web Applications
  • Universal Windows Platform
  • Microsoft Dynamic 365

Each of the Categories has their own key technologies for Exam Certifications. Books & Courses are being created upon the requirements of this technologies.

The mobility key technologies covers:

  • Microsoft Intune
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure Rights Management
  • System Center Configuration Manager
  • Windows System Center

Cloud Key Technologies covers the Windows Server Virtualization, & Microsoft Azure.

Productivity Key Technologies are listed below.

  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft Office
  • Exchange
  • Skype for Business
  • SharePoint

Data only covers the SQL Server.

App Builder covers different Programming languages as listed below.

  • C#
  • Mobile Apps
  • Visual Studio
  • .NET
  • Framework 4.5
  • HTML5
  • SQLite
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • ASP.NET MVC

Business covers the two key technologies of Microsoft Dynamics 365 & SQL Server.

Microsoft Certification Program benefits

If you have a Microsoft certificate, it means you have proof that you mastered the skills related to the certificate. With a Microsoft certificate, your value increases when you apply for jobs. According to Microsoft your chances of getting hired increases 5 times. Because Microsoft Office skills are required more than the experience of non-Microsoft similar products.

Microsoft says:

In high-growth industries, entry-level employees who hold a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certificate, can earn up to $16,000 more, annually.

They also added that the high growth industry requires knowledge of Microsoft Office, and companies would want to hire the best for such jobs.

64% of IT managers prefer Microsoft certificates to other certificates.

Microsoft certificates are accepted worldwide.

For complete Value of Microsoft Certificate read the A comprehensive look at the value of Microsoft Certifications.

Microsoft Azure certification exams

  • Exam 70-473- Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions
  • Exam 70-475- Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions
  • Exam 70-487 Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services
  • Exam 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
  • Exam 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
  • Exam 70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (NEW)
  • Exam 70-537 Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack (NEW)
  • Exam 70-774 Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning (NEW)
  • Exam 70-775 Perform Data Engineering on Microsoft HDInsight (NEW)
  • Exam 70-776 Engineering Data with Microsoft Cloud Service (NEW)

For more Information about Microsoft, Azure Certification Click here and get more information.

Windows Server 2016 certification exams

  • Exam 70-740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
  • Exam 70-741 Networking with Windows Server 2016
  • Exam 70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016
  • Exam 70-743 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016
  • Exam 70-744 Securing Windows Server 2016
  • Exam 70-745 Implementing a Software-Defined Datacentre

The Exam 70-740, 70-741, 70-742 are exams for getting the windows server 2016 MCSA Certification. But the 70-743, 70-744, 70-745 are the exams for getting an MCSE Certification for Windows Server 2016.

For more Information about the windows, server Exams click here.

Windows 10 Certification Exams

  • 70-357 Developing Mobile Apps
  • 70-698 Installing and Configuring Windows 10

Click here For more Information.

Microsoft Office Certification Exams

Office 2016:

  • 77-725 Microsoft Office Word 2016 Core
  • 77-727 Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Core
  • 77-729 Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016
  • 77-730 Microsoft Office Access 2016
  • 77-731 Microsoft Outlook 2016

Office 2013:

  • 77-418 Microsoft Office Word 2013
  • 77-420 Microsoft Office Excel 2013 420
  • 77-422 Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 422
  • 77-423 Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 423
  • 77-424 Microsoft Office Access 2013 424
  • 77-419 Microsoft SharePoint 2013 419
  • 77-421 Microsoft Office OneNote 2013 421

For more Information about Microsoft Office Specialist Certification visit this link.

All Microsoft Certification Exams List

62-193: Technology Literacy for Educators
70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
70-332: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
70-333: Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015
70-334: Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015
70-339: Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016
70-341: Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
70-342: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
70-345: Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016
70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements
70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services
70-348: Managing Projects and Portfolios with Microsoft PPM
70-357: Developing Mobile Apps
70-398: Planning for and Managing Devices in the Enterprise
70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014
70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases
70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014
70-464: Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases
70-465: Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server
70-466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server
70-467: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server
70-473: Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions
70-475: Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions
70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
70-483: Programming in C#
70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications
70-487: Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services
70-488: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions
70-489: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions
70-496: Administering Visual Studio Team Foundation Server
70-497: Software Testing with Visual Studio
70-498: Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management
70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
70-537: Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack
70-680: Windows 7, Configuring
70-685: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician
70-686: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator
70-695: Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications
70-697: Configuring Windows Devices
70-698: Installing and Configuring Windows 10
70-703: Administering Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Cloud Services Integration (Beta)
70-705: Designing and Providing Microsoft Licensing Solutions to Large Organizations
70-713: Software Asset Management (SAM) – Core
70-735: OEM Manufacturing and Deployment for Windows 10
70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016
70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016
70-743: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016
70-744: Securing Windows Server 2016
70-745: Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter
70-761: Querying Data with Transact-SQL
70-762: Developing SQL Databases
70-764: Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure
70-765: Provisioning SQL Databases
70-767: Implementing a Data Warehouse using SQL
70-768: Developing SQL Data Models
70-773: Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R
70-774: Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning
70-775: Perform Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure HDInsight
70-776: Perform Big Data Engineering on Microsoft Cloud Services
70-778: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI
70-779: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Excel
74-343: Managing Projects with Microsoft Project
74-409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center
77-418: Word 2013
77-419: Microsoft SharePoint 2013
77-420: Excel 2013
77-421: Microsoft OneNote 2013
77-422: PowerPoint 2013
77-423: Outlook 2013
77-424: Access 2013
77-425: Word 2013 Expert Part One
77-426: Word 2013 Expert Part Two
77-427: Excel 2013 Expert Part One
77-428: Excel 2013 Expert Part Two
77-725: Word 2016: Core Document Creation, Collaboration and Communication
77-726: Word 2016 Expert: Creating Documents for Effective Communication
77-727: Excel 2016: Core Data Analysis, Manipulation, and Presentation
77-728: Excel 2016 Expert: Interpreting Data for Insights
77-729: PowerPoint 2016: Core Presentation Design and Delivery Skills
77-730: Access 2016: Core Database Management, Manipulation, and Query Skills
77-731: Outlook 2016: Core Communication, Collaboration and Email Skills
77-853: OneNote 2010
77-881: Word 2010
77-882: Excel 2010
77-883: PowerPoint 2010
77-884: Outlook 2010
77-885: Access 2010
77-886: SharePoint 2010
77-887: Word 2010 Expert
77-888: Excel 2010 Expert
98-349: Windows Operating System Fundamentals
98-361: Software Development Fundamentals
98-364: Database Fundamentals
98-365: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
98-366: Networking Fundamentals
98-367: Security Fundamentals
98-368: Mobility and Devices Fundamentals
98-369: Cloud Fundamentals
98-375: HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals
98-380: Introduction to Programming Using Block-Based Languages (Touch Develop)
98-381: Introduction to Programming Using Python
98-382: Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript
98-383: Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSS
98-388: Introduction to Programming Using Java
MB2-706: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Deployment
MB2-707: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Customization and Configuration
MB2-708: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Installation
MB2-710: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Online Deployment
MB2-711: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Installation
MB2-712: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Customization and Configuration
MB2-713: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Sales
MB2-714: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Customer Service
MB2-715: Microsoft Dynamics 365 customer engagement Online Deployment
MB2-716: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customization and Configuration
MB2-717: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales
MB2-718: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Service
MB2-877: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Field Service
MB6-894: Development, Extensions and Deployment for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
MB6-895: Financial Management in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
MB6-896: Distribution and Trade in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
MB6-897: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail

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