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Discover the benefits of Microsoft certification

Watch an exclusive interview with Alison Cunard, General Manager of Microsoft Learning. Alison talks about the benefits of achieving a Microsoft certification and why you should train with an official Microsoft Learning Partner.

Build new skills and get certified fast on these official Microsoft courses. Learn how to manage and build technical solutions and stay competitive today and in the future.

Every official Microsoft Learning course is delivered in an accelerated classroom environment, taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs).

Your accelerated Microsoft training also includes official curriculum and official exams, which you'll sit during your course. Achieve your Microsoft certification now, what are you waiting for?

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Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure)

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Microsoft Managing SharePoint Server 2016

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Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting

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Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development

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Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration

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Microsoft MCSA: Web Applications

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Microsoft MCSA: Web Applications & MCSD: App Builder

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Microsoft MCSA: Web Applications (Developing ASP.NET MVC Web 5 Applications)

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Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10

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Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016

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Microsoft MCSD: App Builder (Developing Windows Azure and Web Services)

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Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform & Infrastructure (Advanced Server Infrastructure)

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Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform & Infrastructure (Designing Server Infrastructure)

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Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Securing Windows Server 2016)

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Microsoft MCSE: Mobility (Deploying Windows Desktops)

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Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Exchange Server 2016)

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Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (SharePoint Server 2016)

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Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business - Core Solutions)

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Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business - Deploying Enterprise Voice)

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Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business 2015)

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Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals

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Microsoft MTA HTML5 App Development Fundamentals

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Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking

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Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

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Microsoft Querying Data with Transact-SQL

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Microsoft Specialist: Dynamics 365 customer engagement Online Deployment

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Microsoft Specialist: Dynamics 365 Customisation and Configuration

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Microsoft Upgrading to MCSA: SQL Server 2016 Business Intelligence Development

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Microsoft Upgrading to MCSA: SQL Server 2016 Database Development

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Microsoft Upgrading your skills to MCSA Windows Server 2016

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 - Coded UI

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 - Microsoft Test Manager

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 - Web & Load

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Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Identity

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Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Installation, Storage and Compute

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Microsoft Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Cloud Services Integration

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Microsoft Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell

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Microsoft Analyzing Data with SQL Server Reporting Services

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Microsoft Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell

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Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

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Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate - Transition Exam

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Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate - Transition Exam

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Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert - Transition Exam

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Microsoft Cloud Workshop: Agile Continuous Delivery

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Microsoft Cloud Workshop: App Modernisation

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Microsoft Cloud Workshop: Building a Resilient IaaS Architecture

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Microsoft Cloud Workshop: Cognitive Services and Deep Learning

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Microsoft Cloud Workshop: Container and DevOps

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Microsoft Cloud Workshop: Data Platform Upgrade and Migration

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Microsoft Cloud Workshop: Enterprise Class Networking in Azure

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Microsoft Cloud Workshop: Enterprise Ready Cloud

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Microsoft Cloud Workshop: Intelligent Analytics

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Microsoft Cloud Workshop: Internet of Things

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Microsoft Cloud Workshop: Lift and Shift / Azure Resource Manager

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Microsoft Cloud Workshop: Migrate EDW to Azure SQL Data Warehouse

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Microsoft Hybrid Cloud and Data Center Monitoring with Operations Management Suite

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Microsoft Integrating On-Premises Core Infrastructure with Microsoft Azure

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Microsoft MCSA: Azure Database Development

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Microsoft MCSA: Machine Learning

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Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Big Data Analytics Solutions)

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Microsoft PRINCE2® Foundation & Agile Practitioner

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The current generation of Microsoft certifications

In 2016, Microsoft streamlined the certification pathways to align to modern job roles. There were also significant changes to how you earn your MCSA, MCSE and MCSD certification with the re-introduction of electives.

MTA Certification

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is the first step for anyone considering a career in technology. Achieve the MTA and you'll get a solid base of IT knowledge and prove your commitment to becoming an IT professional.

The MTA is not required as a prerequisite for the MCSA certifications but it will prepare you to achieve them. The MTA will not qualify you as a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).

MCSA Certification

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) has been developed for the core Microsoft technologies including the Azure cloud platform, Windows Server, Windows Client, SQL Server, SharePoint Server, Exchange Server and Visual Studio.

The MCSA is the foundation certification for your career in IT and serves as a pre-requisite for both the MCSE and MCSD certifications.

MCSE Certification

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) proves your ability to design, build and implement advanced cloud and on-premises solutions across multiple technology products.

This is an expert certification and you'll need the knowledge and skills from the prerequisite MCSA certification to help achieve it. For details on which MCSA you need to complete, take a look at the prerequisites for your MCSE course.

MCSD Certification

Built for developers and designed for the cloud, the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) proves you can build advanced Web Applications with Microsoft development tools, which utilise the benefits of the Azure cloud platform.

Microsoft Specialist Certification

Pass a Microsoft Specialist exam and you'll prove your knowledge in a specialised area of technology. Some Specialist exams are required for Microsoft Partner Network competencies which distinguish your company in a particular area of technology.

Become a Microsoft Certified Professional

Pass any exam in the MCSA, MCSE, MCSD and Microsoft Specialist certifications and you'll automatically become a Microsoft Certified Professional.

As an MCP you'll join a community of millions and get access to certification logos, official transcript and sharing tools, training or evaluation software, job opportunities, a certification planner and the MCP eStore.

Plus, on average entry-level employees who hold a MCSA certification can earn up to £10,000 more than their peers. (IDC/Microsoft, Skills Requirements for Tomorrow's Best Jobs: Helping Educators Provide Students with Skills and Tools They Need, October 2013)


Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the difference between the current MCSA, MCSE and MCSD certifications and the previous generation of Microsoft certifications?

The current MCSA, MCSE and MCSD certs focus on designing and building technology solutions. The previous certs were centred on specific job roles.

2. Do I need to recertify my new MCSA / MCSE / MCSD?

Under the new Microsoft certifications, there is no longer a requirement for re-certification. Once you earn it, the certification will remain on your transcript.

However, there is an opportunity to re-earn your certification every 12 months by passing an additional elective aligned to your chosen pathway. This demonstrates you have the latest skills and a desire for continued learning.

3. How long is a Microsoft certification valid?

Microsoft certs remain valuable as long as companies are using the technologies covered in the certification.

Over time, these certifications will be withdrawn and transition to "legacy" status. These legacy certs will appear on your transcript and will become less relevant as time passes.

4. Are there upgrade paths available for Microsoft Certifications?

Most certifications, including Microsoft's previous generation, have an upgrade path you can follow. For more information, take a look at the individual course page.

The current generation of Microsoft certifications

In 2016, Microsoft streamlined the certification pathways to align to modern job roles. There were also significant changes to how you earn your MCSA, MCSE and MCSD certification with the re-introduction of electives.

MTA Certification

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is the first step for anyone considering a career in technology. Achieve the MTA and you'll get a solid base of IT knowledge and prove your commitment to becoming an IT professional.

The MTA is not required as a prerequisite for the MCSA certifications but it will prepare you to achieve them. The MTA will not qualify you as a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).

MCSA Certification

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) has been developed for the core Microsoft technologies including the Azure cloud platform, Windows Server, Windows Client, SQL Server, SharePoint Server, Exchange Server and Visual Studio.

The MCSA is the foundation certification for your career in IT and serves as a pre-requisite for both the MCSE and MCSD certifications.

MCSE Certification

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) proves your ability to design, build and implement advanced cloud and on-premises solutions across multiple technology products.

This is an expert certification and you'll need the knowledge and skills from the prerequisite MCSA certification to help achieve it. For details on which MCSA you need to complete, take a look at the prerequisites for your MCSE course.

MCSD Certification

Built for developers and designed for the cloud, the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) proves you can build advanced Web Applications with Microsoft development tools, which utilise the benefits of the Azure cloud platform.

Microsoft Specialist Certification

Microsoft retired the Specialist credential on 31 March, 2017. The exams remain available and where applicable will count towards the relevant existing MCSA, MCSE or MCSD certification.

Become a Microsoft Certified Professional

Pass any exam in the MCSA, MCSE, MCSD and Microsoft Specialist certifications and you'll automatically become a Microsoft Certified Professional.

As an MCP you'll join a community of millions and get access to certification logos, official transcript and sharing tools, training or evaluation software, job opportunities, a certification planner and the MCP eStore.

Plus, on average, entry-level employees who hold a MCSA certification can earn up to £10,000 more than their peers. (IDC/Microsoft, Skills Requirements for Tomorrow's Best Jobs: Helping Educators Provide Students with Skills and Tools They Need, October 2013)


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the difference between the current MCSA, MCSE and MCSD certifications and the previous generation of Microsoft certifications?
  2. The current MCSA, MCSE and MCSD certs focus on designing and building technology solutions. The previous certs were centred on specific job roles.
  3. Do I need to recertify my new MCSA / MCSE / MCSD?
  4. Under the new Microsoft certifications, there is no longer a requirement for re-certification. Once earnt, the certification will remain on your transcript.

However, there is an opportunity to re-earn your certification every 12 months by passing an additional elective aligned to your chosen pathway. This demonstrates you have the latest skills and a desire for continued learning.

  1. How long is a Microsoft certification valid?
  2. Microsoft certs remain valuable as long as companies are using the technologies covered in the certification.

Over time, these certifications will be withdrawn and transition to "legacy" status. These legacy certs will appear on your transcript and will become less relevant as time passes.

  1. Are there upgrade paths available for Microsoft Certifications?
  2. Most certifications, including Microsoft's previous generation, have an upgrade path you can follow. For more information, take a look at the individual course page.