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Which Microsoft account to use for Certifications

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Jacob9, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. Jacob9

    Jacob9 New Member

    I'm planning to do Microsoft Certifications in the future, but I'm unsure which microsoft account I should use for these certifications.

    I will be doing the certifications through the company I work for now. I know I can create a microsoft account on my work email, and I have a personal email account as well.

    The certifications will be saved permanently on the account I choose, if I'm not mistaken. My question is if I use my work account to get the certification will I loose it if I leave my job, or could someone explain to be how it works?

    Thank you in advance.
  2. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Use your personal account as this account will travel with your throughout your career - that company may not (eg it could change their name, cease trading, etc), not only that chances are that at some point you will leave them.
    Certifications: CITP, PGDip, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: MSc in Tech Management
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  3. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

    Always order the paper certificate it costs less than a tenner.
    WIP: A+
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  4. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    Agreed, always make sure important things are connected to a permanent personal email account.
    Also I'd take that further, and make sure you don't rely on company laptops, mobile phones and motor vehicles. It pays to be able to walk out one job and into another, without losing your personal effects and your life being thrown into chaos.

    Also as Juelz mentioned, many companies, agencies, visa application processes, will want to see paper evidence. Therefore it also pays to get everything on paper.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2017

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