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Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)

August 5, 2009
IT Professional: Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Developer certification demonstrates that you can design analysis solutions, data transformations, and reports. Business intelligence developers design and implement multi-dimensional database models (logical and physical), data marts, data warehousing, data transforms, data analytics, and reporting solutions. This includes programming and customizing servers that use Multidimensional Expressions (MDX), customer transforms, and custom reporting solutions.
  • MCTS: SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence
  • Exam 70-446: PRO: Designing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure by Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005
IT Professional: Consumer Support Technician
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.
  • MCTS: Microsoft Windows Vista, Configuring
  • Exam 70-623: PRO: Supporting and Troubleshooting Applications on a Windows Vista Client for Consumer Support Technicians
IT Professional: Enterprise Messaging Administrator
This certification validates the knowledge and skills 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 Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.
  • MCTS: 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
IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician
Enterprise Support Technician credentials 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.
  • MCTS: Microsoft Windows Vista, Configuring
  • Exam 70-622: PRO: Supporting and Troubleshooting Applications on a Microsoft Windows Vista Client for Enterprise Support Technicians
IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator
Candidates should be experienced in:
  • Designing Windows server infrastructures.
  • Evaluating and recommending new technology solutions.
  • 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
You must pass five exams: four Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) prerequisite exams and one Professional Series exam.
Current Position & Future Role:
  1. Enterprise systems administrator
  2. IT systems manager
  3. Enterprise security administrator
  4. Systems architect
  5. Network administrator
  6. Enterprise security administrator
Previous Generation Certification Programs
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
It is a lower-level credential that demonstrates a technician can competently support end users and troubleshoot desktop environments running on Microsoft Windows. MCDST candidates are required to pass two core exams.
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), previously named Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) is a certification for using the Microsoft Office suite of business applications. While listed under the MCP Certification Programs, it is not officially an MCP Certification. The MOS exams are managed by a third party company, Certiport.
It appears (January 2007) that a new set of qualifications will replace the MOS/MOUS certifications for Office 2007. The direct application specific skills are the ¬タワMicrosoft Certified Application Specialist¬タ? (¬タワMCAS¬タ?) for each Office 2007 Application. And, a new ¬タワMicrosoft Certified Application Professional¬タ? (¬タワMCAP¬タ?) based on how to complete more common business tasks. While these qualification exams will be managed by Certiport it appears other exam providers may also become involved
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (or MCSE) is the best-known and premiere Microsoft certification. It qualifies an individual as being able to analyze the business requirements for information systems solutions, and design and implement the infrastructure required.
Current Upgrade Paths
Technology Specialist Series (MCTS) Upgrades
There are no upgrade paths that lead only to an MCTS certification. All prior certification paths lead to either an MCPD or MCITS certification, which will indirectly confer the relevant prerequisite MCTS certification on the successful candidate.
IT Professional (MCITS) Upgrades
MCDST to MCITP: Enterprise Support
This certification requires that one pass the following examination:
Exam 70-621: PRO: Upgrading Your MCDST Certification to MCITP Enterprise Support
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