Complete Microsoft Certification Guide

Despite increased competition, Microsoft is still the preferred vendor for enterprise customers. Many organizations use Windows Servers and Windows Servers across different industries. Azure and Office 365 are gaining popularity in the enterprise. Professionals who can help organizations leverage Microsoft products or services are in high demand.
Microsoft certifications are a validation of the knowledge and skills IT professionals need in order to manage and maintain Microsoft technologies. The following topics are covered in the SPOTO Master Certification Guide:
What are the Microsoft Certifications
What is the difference between MCSA & MCSE?
What is the MCSD certification?
Role-Based Microsoft Certifications
MTA Certifications
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Certification
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), Certification
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Certification
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS-Certificate)
Microsoft Certification Cost
Microsoft Recertification & Renewal
Microsoft Certification Salary and Career Information
Microsoft Certification Training

What are the Microsoft Certifications
The Microsoft certification program is moving to role-based credentials for Azure or Microsoft 365 developers, administrators and solutions architects. Its certification offerings still include a variety of technology-oriented credentials, including Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert MCSA, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert MSE, Microsoft Solutions Developer (MCSD Microsoft Office Specialist MOS).
This guide will not cover all role-based Microsoft certifications. However, it will provide a reference to these certifications. Microsoft is transitioning to role-based certifications but it maintains the following traditional technology-based Microsoft certification paths. Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate MCSA, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert MCSA, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert MCSA, Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer MCS Microsoft Office Specialist MOS).
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Start trainingThe Microsoft certification path offers tiers that allow IT professionals to improve their skills. They can start with MTA and MOS certifications before moving up to the MCSA level. After a candidate has earned MCSA certification, the next logical step in their journey is to earn MCSE certification. This is Microsoft’s expert-level certification. Microsoft’s role-based certifications are similar, and reflect increasing levels in knowledge and experience.
Although Microsoft MTA and MCSA certifications do not require prerequisites, all MCSE certifications do require them. Before sitting for the MCSE exam, candidates must have a prerequisite MCSA certificate.
What is the difference between MCSA & MCSE?
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), and Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (MCSE) are entry-level and expert-level certification tracks. They have different requirements and validate different skills. The two exams prepare learners for different IT career paths.
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), an entry-level Microsoft certification, validates the knowledge and skills that an entry-level IT professional will acquire in their first year of working with Microsoft products. Microsoft recommends that test-takers possess at least one year of work experience in a Microsoft environment.
Although it is recommended, Microsoft does NOT require work experience to pass the exam. IT professionals must pass three exams to earn the MCSA. IT professionals who are certified at the associate level can be qualified for jobs such as system or network administrator, desktop support specialist or other support roles. MCSA cer