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Microsoft have reinvented the Microsoft Certification UK Program by building cloud-related skills validation into the industry's most recognised certification program

The new Microsoft certification program, reinvented for the cloud, reflects and validates the changing role of IT Professionals as they develop cloud and hybrid computing expertise. Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) is Microsoft’s new flagship certification for IT professionals.

What’s New?

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) training and certification delivers essential technology skills and an industry-recognised certification to those just starting a career path in Information Technology (IT), or those looking to enhance their understanding of IT fundamentals.
MTA skills development instils practical knowledge on how to apply Microsoft technologies to solve today’s business challenges, and is the gateway to the advanced Microsoft certifcationscertifications that distinguish the industry’s best IT professionals and software developers.

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Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) are Microsoft's flagship certifications for professionals who want to lead their IT organisation's journey to the cloud. These certifications recognise IT professionals with broad and deep skill sets across Microsoft solutions.

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) is the certification for aspiring IT professionals and is also the prerequisite certification necessary to earn an MCSE. The Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) is the ultimate destination for the most experienced MCSEs.

These new certifications integrate cloud-related and on-premise skills validation in order to support organisations and recognise individuals who have the skills required to be productive using Microsoft technologies.

On-premise or in the cloud, Microsoft training and certification empowers technology professionals to expand their skills and gain knowledge directly from the source. Securing these essential skills will allow you to grow your career and make yourself indispensable as the industry shifts to the cloud.

The latest Microsoft certification paths are:

MCSA Windows Server 2008
MCSA Windows Server 2012
MCSA SQL Server 2012
MCSA Windows 8


MCSE Messaging
MCSE Communication
MCSE SharePoint
MCSE Business Intelligence
MCSE Data Platforms
MCSE Private Cloud
MCSE Desktop Infrastructure 2012
MCSE Server Infrastructure 2012



The existing MCTS, MCITP, and MCPD certifications are currently valuable in the market and will remain valuable as long as companies are using the technology covered in these certifications. As new technologies are released, they will be released in the new certification structure. Over time, the MCTS, MCITP, and MCPD certifications will retire and will transition to a legacy status.

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