The influence that the Microsoft Corporation has had on the development of the computer industry and on the Western World cannot be easily quantified. It would be difficult if not impossible to estimate how many people actually hold Microsoft Certification around the globe.
Microsoft themselves estimate that the figure must run into the tens of thousands. It is possible to hold certification in the most simple software program right up to the most complicated of network service managers, with all the stations in between.
Anyone who holds certification from this vast global enterprise that is Microsoft has to be taken seriously. These people do not necessarily work for Microsoft, or even for a certified service provider. They may be freelancers, who will proudly display their certification, knowing that they will instill into their client the peace of mind that only working with a person who takes their profession seriously can bring.
Even with the entire gloomy picture being painted of the economy and job prospects for 2009 and even parts of 2010, professionals in the computer software industry stand a better chance than most of keeping their heads above water. Especially those who had the sense and the ability to think forward. Those who were prepared to settle only for one of the many Microsoft software certifications.
The powers that be at Microsoft, still the World's leading software designers decided that they would group their programs under as single umbrella when it came to studying the software as well as being granted certification on a particular aspect of it.
This means that a graduate of the Microsoft study program would be given the status as a professional operator, with specialization within a certain role. Some of the roles are designated as follows:
* Microsoft Certified IT Professional
* Microsoft Certified Professional
* Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
* Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Microsoft Certification provides the programs' participants with the following very worthwhile ammunition to help them get ahead in the tough World of network supervision.
* Total familiarity with all Microsoft Windows network programs
* The ability to design, plant and implement network systems
* The ability to analyze, detect and prepare any problems that can appear in any Microsoft Windows network programs
* The ability to design and implement a network security program in any of the Microsoft Windows network programs
In order to allow certification, potential candidates must attend and complete a course, covering the general aspects of Microsoft software programs for networks, as well as particular certification on the student's specialist subject. There is also the possible to study online, through the purchase of an online study guide. However the student must attend the examinations on site, in order to receive certification on the subject that they reach the necessary standards.
Students can also acquire more than one specialist certificate, with many of them adding to their list of specialist subjects gradually over the years, either in the quest of increased knowledge or particular demands of their career.
Whatever way you look at it, Microsoft Certification holds the key that will open doors to the most successful career in network management.