MCITP Certifications


Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7

The Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7 (MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7) Helps validate your ability to identify the cause and resolution of desktop application, network, and security issues. Also helps validate your ability to support and maintain systems and mobile devices that run Windows 7.

The MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7, credential is part of the new generation of Microsoft certifications, which separates validation of technology and professional skills, providing a more relevant, flexible, and cost-effective way to validate core technical, professional, and architectural skills.

How to earn your MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7

To achieve this certification, you must successfully complete two exams: one Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) TS: Windows 7, Configuring, prerequisite exam and one Professional Series exam.

This certification will retire when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the related technology.

Prerequisite MCTS certification

Exam 70-680

TS: Windows 7, Configuring

 

Professional Series exams

Exam 70-685

PRO: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician

 

 

Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7

The Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7 (MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7) Helps validate your ability to deploy operating systems and desktop applications, and to manage the client life cycle.

How to earn your MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7

To achieve this certification, you must successfully complete two exams: one Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) TS: Windows 7, Configuring, prerequisite exam and one Professional Series exam.

This certification will retire when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the related technology.

Prerequisite MCTS certification

Exam 70-680

TS: Windows 7, Configuring

 

Professional Series exams

Exam 70-686

Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator

 

 

Consumer Support Technician

The Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Consumer Support Technician (MCITP: Consumer Support Technician) credential is the premier certification to highlight and validate your expertise and skill set in a job role supporting a broad range of consumer desktop operating systems, desktop applications, mobile devices, networking, and hardware support issues related to the Windows Vista operating system. This certification is the right option for you if your interest lies in home user support or consumer retail support.

The MCITP: Consumer Support Technician credential is part of the new generation of Microsoft certifications, which separates validation of technology and professional skills, providing a more relevant, flexible, and cost-effective way to validate core technical, professional, and architectural skills.

How to earn your MCITP: Consumer Support Technician

To achieve this certification, you must successfully complete two exams: one Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) Windows Vista prerequisite exam and one Professional Series exam.

This certification will retire when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the related technology.

Prerequisite MCTS certification

Exam 70-620

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-620: TS: Microsoft Windows Vista, Configuring

 

Professional Series exams

Exam 70-623

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-623: PRO: Supporting and Troubleshooting
Applications on a Windows Vista Client for Consumer Support Technicians

 

 

Enterprise Administrator

Earn an MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certification to demonstrate your skills in Windows infrastructure design and your readiness to excel in working with Windows Server 2008

Enterprise administrators are recognized among their peers and managers as leaders in Windows infrastructure design. Make sure your expertise in Windows Server 2008 stands out. Earn the MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certification, distinguishing you as an IT professional committed to excellence in working with Windows Server 2008.

The MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certification can help you develop and validate your skills in your current position or advance you toward a future job role, such as:

  • Enterprise systems administrator
  • IT systems manager
  • Enterprise security administrator
  • Systems architect
  • Network administrator

The Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) credential is the leading certification for Windows Server 2008. It provides widely recognized, objective validation of your ability to perform critical, current IT job roles by using Microsoft technologies to their best advantage.

The MCITP certification:

  • Focuses on a specific job role, allowing for in-depth validation of your skill set.
  • Allows you to earn more than one MCITP certification, demonstrating your abilities across multiple roles.
  • Builds on a combination of Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) prerequisites, helping you develop your technical resumé with each step in your MCITP career path.

Candidate profile

Candidates for this certification are IT professionals who seek a leadership role in Windows infrastructure design in a current or future job role, in which they work with Windows Server 2008.

Candidates should be experienced in:

  • Designing Windows Server infrastructures.
  • Evaluating and recommending new technology solutions.
  • Serving as an escalation point for infrastructure issues.
  • Developing client and server best practices for other teams, such as engineering, development, and operations.
  • Keeping policy current for authentication, identity, and access management.
  • Providing guidance in implementing security policies that affect the infrastructure on multiple levels.
  • Participating in application reviews on security, and ensuring that the applications adhere to standard security guidelines and practices.

How to earn your MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certification

To earn this certification, you must pass five exams: four Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) prerequisite exams and one Professional Series exam.

If you are a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) or a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) with Windows Server 2003 certifications, you can follow an upgrade path to multiple MCTS certifications.

This certification will retire when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the related technology.

Required MCTS exams

Exam 70-640 (earns MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration)

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring

Exam 70-642 (earns MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration)

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring

Exam 70-643 (earns MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration)

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring

Exam 70-620 (earns MCTS: Windows Vista Configuration)

or

Exam 70-624 (earns MCTS: Business Desktop Deployment)

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-620: TS: Windows Vista, Configuring

or

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-624: TS: Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office System Desktops

 

Professional Series exam

Exam 70-647

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-647: PRO: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator

 

 

Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010

When you earn the MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator certification, you demonstrate your professional expertise in using Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 to excel in a specific job role.

This certification helps validate the knowledge and skills that are associated with performing as the lead engineer for messaging solutions within an enterprise organization, as well as the ability to design and deploy messaging solutions with Exchange Server 2010.

To achieve the MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator certification, you must successfully complete two exams: one Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (TS) on Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 prerequisite exam and one Professional Series (PRO) exam.

This certification will retire when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the related technology.

Required Exams

Exam 70-662

TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring

Exam 70-663

Pro: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

 

 

Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2007

When you earn the MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator certification, you demonstrate your professional expertise in using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 to excel in a specific job role

This certification helps validate the knowledge and skills that are associated with performing as the lead engineer for messaging solutions within an enterprise organization, as well as the ability to design and deploy messaging solutions with Exchange Server 2007.

To achieve the MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator certification, you must successfully complete three exams: one Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (TS) on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 prerequisite exam and two Professional Series (PRO) exams.

This certification will retire when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the related technology.

Required Exams

Exam 70-236

TS: Exchange Server 2007, Configuring

Exam 70-237

PRO: Designing Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Exam 70-238

PRO: Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Enterprise Project Management with Microsoft Office Project Server 2007

The Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) credential lets you highlight your specific area of expertise. Now you can easily distinguish yourself as an expert in database administration, database development, business intelligence, support, or project management. More than a product certification, the new Microsoft Office Project 2007 certification family is designed specifically to help project managers apply the leading project management best practices and methodologies as established by the Project Management Institute (PMI), resulting in better project outcomes, greater efficiency, and optimal resource management.

Candidate profile

The Microsoft Certified IT Professional credential for Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 provides industry recognition to project managers and other professionals who use Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007 and Office Project Server 2007 to manage and support projects in an enterprise project management (EPM) environment. Candidates for this certification manage projects in an EPM environment and are able to manage project and non-project efforts, risks, issues, documents, task progress, and timesheets. Candidates should have in-depth knowledge of key project management concepts and terminology found in the Project Management Institute′s "A Guide to the Project Management Book of Knowledge" (PMBOK Guide).

How to earn your MCITP: Enterprise Project Management with Microsoft Office Project Server 2007

To earn this certification, you must pass three exams: two Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) prerequisite exams and one Professional Series exam.

This certification will retire when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the related technology.

Review the preparation guides from the following table to help you prepare for the required exams.

Prerequisite MCTS

Exam 70-632

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-632: TS: Microsoft Office Project 2007, Managing Projects

Exam 70-633

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-633: TS: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Managing Projects

 

Professional Series

Exam 70-634

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-634: PRO: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Managing Projects and Programs

Enterprise Support Technician

The Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician credential validates the knowledge and skills required to deploy and support the Windows Vista operating system.

Candidate profile

Candidates for the MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician credential have expertise in deploying Windows Vista, managing security, and troubleshooting network issues. They have three years of experience as a tier-2 or lead desktop support technician.

Skills required for the MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician certification include the ability to:

  • Manage workflow.
  • Install and configure desktop operating systems and applications.
  • Troubleshoot the desktop operating system, desktop applications, and desktop networking and connectivity.
  • Install and configure hardware devices and drivers (including mobile and personal devices).
  • Troubleshoot hardware devices and drivers (including mobile and personal devices).
  • Escalate complex issues to the appropriate administrator (for example, server administrator, network administrator, or desktop configuration administrator).
  • Install and test department-specific and line-of-business (LOB) applications on end-user computers.
  • Change desktop configurations as needed.
  • Re-image desktops as needed.

How to earn your MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician certification

To achieve this certification, you must successfully complete two exams: one Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) Windows Vista prerequisite exam and one Professional Series exam.

A Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) can upgrade by completing one upgrade exam.

This certification will retire when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the related technology.

Prerequisite MCTS certification

Exam 70-620

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-620: TS: Windows Vista, Configuring

 

Professional Series exam

Exam 70-622

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-622: PRO: Supporting and Troubleshooting Applications on a Windows Vista Client for Enterprise Support Technicians

Upgrade path for a Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)

In recognition of existing expertise, Microsoft Learning offers an MCDST the opportunity to upgrade to MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician by passing the upgrade exam shown in the following table.

Upgrade exam for an MCDST

Exam 70-621

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-621: PRO: Upgrading Your MCDST Certification to MCITP Enterprise Support

 

 

Server Administrator

Earn an MCITP: Server Administrator certification to demonstrate your leadership and problem-solving skills in working with Windows Server 2008.

Server administrators are recognized among their peers and managers as leaders in the daily operations management of Windows Server 2008. Demonstrate and communicate your ability to administer Windows Server 2008 systems and increase your organization′s return on technology investment by earning the MCITP: Server Administrator certification.

The MCITP: Server Administrator certification can help you develop and validate your skills in your current position, or propel you toward a future role, such as:

  • Windows server administrator
  • Server systems administrator
  • Monitoring operator
  • Network administrator

The Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) credential is the leading certification for Windows Server 2008, providing widely recognized, objective validation of your ability to perform critical, current IT job roles by using Microsoft technologies to their best advantage.

The MCITP certification:

  • Focuses on a specific job role, allowing for in-depth validation of your skill set
  • Allows you to earn more than one MCITP certification, demonstrating your abilities across multiple roles
  • Builds on a combination of Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) prerequisites, helping you develop your technical resumé with each step in your MCITP career path

Candidate profile

Candidates for this certification are IT professionals who want to be recognized as leaders and problem solvers in a current or future role in an organization that uses Windows Server 2008.

Candidates should be experienced in:

  • Handling day-to-day management of the server operating system, file structure, and directory services
  • Handling software distribution and updates
  • Monitoring servers
  • Providing tier-2 troubleshooting support
  • Supporting engineering and change-management projects
  • Creating builds and configuring the server
  • Implementing the auditing policy
  • Performing scheduled vulnerability-assessment scans
  • Monitoring logs for firewalls and intrusion-detection systems

How to earn your MCITP: Server Administrator certification

To earn this certification, you must pass three exams: two Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) prerequisite exams and one Professional Series exam.

If you are a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) or a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) with Windows Server 2003 certifications, you can follow an upgrade path to multiple MCTS certifications.

This certification will be discontinued when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the related technology.

Required MCTS exams

Exam 70-640 (earns MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration)

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring

Exam 70-642 (earns MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration)

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring

 

Professional Series exam

Exam 70-646

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-646: PRO: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator