Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)

The Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to implement a Microsoft product or technology as part of an organization's business solution.

How Is MCP Certification Beneficial?

Microsoft is the worldwide software leader for personal and business computing, and Microsoft's Windows and Windows NT platforms are considered the international standard.

MCP certification is recognized worldwide by the IT industry, employers, clients and peers. By earning certification, you indicate that you have demonstrated expertise using Microsoft products and technologies.

How Do I Earn MCP Certification?

To earn MCP certification, you must pass one Microsoft certification exam. The exams, developed by industry professionals, reflect the use of Microsoft products throughout the world.

Several types of Microsoft exams are available for MCP certification testing. Each exam focuses on a different aspect of Microsoft products and technologies, ranging from application development to network administration.

Certification exams can be taken at Seminole State's Professional Testing and Certification Center. Please refer to the Microsoft website for information about the specific MCP certification types.

How Can Seminole State Help Me Prepare For The MCP Exam?

Seminole State offers courses in C++, Visual Basic, Access and Systems Analysis, which will help you prepare for the following MCP exams:

  • Exam 70-016: Designing and Implementing Desktop Applications with Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0
  • Exam 70-176: Designing and Implementing Desktop Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
  • Exam 70-100: Analyzing Requirements and Defining Solution Architectures

You must pass an MCP exam to earn certification. Passing a course does not guarantee that you will pass the corresponding exam.

What Career Opportunities Can I Explore With MCP Certification?

Earning MCP certification prepares you for a number of career tracks, including:

  • Programming
  • Programming analysis
  • Systems analysis

For more information on career opportunities or for help with job placement, please visit Seminole State's Career Development Center website.


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