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MCP question

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by greenbrucelee, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Although I have an HND in Business Computing and I am about to start my A+ course would doing the MCP instead of the A+ or even after it be too difficult.

    I believe that you take one exam for the MCP does this cover a vast area ot is concentrated on something like server 2003
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    MCP just means you've taken a single Microsoft exam. Which, in itself, really doesn't mean a whole lot. After all, "being an MCP" means that you might have taken the Windows 95 exam many years ago... or you might have taken the biggest, baddest exam in Microsoft's arsenal. Thus, saying you're an MCP doesn't really mean much to the average employer.
     
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    It means you are capable of passing a Microsoft exam. Therefore, it would show an employer that you have the ability to study and hopefully, if needed, pass others.

    An MCP is better than no certs but for Microsoft certifications to really start counting, you need more than one. An MCSA is four exams and an MCSE is seven. Each exam would be an MCP in their own right.
     
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    I agree it's better than nothing, but it still doesn't mean much. Microsoft realizes this, and that's why they've broken out the new generation of certifications into multiple MCTS certifications. Somewhat overkill... but it certainly addresses the "generic MCP certification" problem.
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    Thanks for that people, it clears things up for me

    Steve
     
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