Being tech-savvy is one thing. Being tech-savvy AND Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) is another. It is a popular way to stay ahead of the competition in today's job market, by showing potential employers your expertise in a variety of IT skills and office software. To achieve certification in a given... area, one must pass an exam that costs about $125 and takes two to three hours to complete.
This is a very useful certificate because so many businesses need experts to design and implement Microsoft infrastructure. A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) is certified to do just that. Topics in the MCSE certification exam include network security, networking infrastructure, Microsoft Exchange Server, and Microsoft SQL, among others. The MCSE is one of the most widely-known and advanced of the Microsoft certifications.
Other Microsoft certifications include: Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), which certifies individuals to troubleshoot network environments on the Windows operating system; Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD); Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD); Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDA); and Microsoft Certified Database Technician (MCDT). For individuals with a more administrative than technological orientation to business, certification is available as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).
For busy professionals, many programs offer preparation and training for the Microsoft certification exams completely online. This results in maximum flexibility as well as a variety of opportunities and platforms for communicating with well-established professionals. In today's downturn, this kind of network is as important as any other.
To introduce user profiles and system policies, and describe how they are implemented on a network. more >
To introduce and describe the various components used to allow a user to work remotely and effectively from the office. more >
To describe Windows 95 tools and components that facilitate communication on the Internet and intranet.. more >
To describe the various tools that are used to troubleshoot and optimize the Windows 95 environment. more >
To introduce the Microsoft operating system family and describe Windows 95 planning, installation, and deployment issues. more >
To describe how to configure the Windows 95 hardware and software settings. more >
To identify the main features of the Windows 95 file system and provide a detailed description of disk compression and management. more >
To examine the compatibility of Windows 95 with other applications and discuss printer setup and management. more >
To discuss Windows 95 network components, networking issues, and remote administration features. more >
Provide an overview of Internet technologies and how they are implemented in Windows 2000. more >
To introduce Windows 2000 Professional and demonstrate basic end-user tasks such as logging on, exploring, installing applications, and customization. more >
To explain how to configure and use Windows 2000 printing, file system, mobility, and Internet features and options. more >
To provide an overview of Windows 2000 networking services and to analyze and design a TCP/IP requirement and implementation strategy. more >
To provide an overview of DHCP, DNS, and WINS services in Windows 2000 and to analyze and design a requirement and implementation strategy using these services. more >
To provide an overview of remote access in Windows 2000, and to analyze requirements and design an implementation/monitoring strategy for remote access. more >
To provide an overview of IP routing, multicasting, Demand-Dial Routing in Windows 2000, and to analyze requirements and design an implementation/monitoring strategy for each service. more >
To provide an overview of security and connection sharing in Windows 2000, and to analyze requirements and design an implementation/monitoring strategy for each service. more >
To demonstrate how to install, configure, and troubleshoot hardware on Windows 2000 computers and to monitor and optimize performance. more >
To show students how to plan a migration from a Windows NT 3.5x or NT 4.0 domain to Windows 2000. more >
To describe how to plan the restructuring of a Windows NT 3.5x or NT 4.0 domain to a Windows 2000 domain. more >
To enable students to design protocol-level security, to secure network services, to secure connections from remote users and remote offices, and to provide remote users with secure access to local re more >
To enable students to design administrative structures for Active Directory to suit organizations, .design security for users and group and assign appropriate levels of access to resources; to explain more >
To enable students to design inbound and outbound Internet security solutions and secure partner access to networks; to provide an overview of PKI and enable students to design PKI security solutions. more >
To show students how to upgrade Windows NT 3.5x or 4.0 to Windows 2000, maintain network services during migration, and set up Active Directory. more >
To provide an overview of the different systems supported by Windows 2000 and to show how to manage, secure, and share FAT, FAT32, and NTFS files and folders. more >