Virtualization Technical Certification Roadmap<br />TrainCanada.com<br />
Microsoft Certification<br />Microsoft Certifications feature succinct paths to help you become Microsoft Certified. <br /...
Technical Certification path<br />Microsoft Certified<br /><ul><li>Board Review
Validates expert level skills within a specific technology
Trusted Advisor/Leader/Consultant</li></ul>ARCHITECT<br />Microsoft Certified<br />MASTER<br /><ul><li>Computer Based and ...
Select Prometric Testing Centers Worldwide
Validates expert level skills</li></ul>Microsoft Certified<br />IT PROFESSIONAL / <br />PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPER<br /><ul><l...
Prometric Testing Centers Worldwide
Validates job role skills (why & when)</li></ul>Microsoft Certified<br />TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST<br /><ul><li>Computer Based...
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Virtualization Technical Certification Roadmap

Microsoft Certifications feature succinct paths to help you become Microsoft Certified.

Different series highlight technology expertise by job function.

Provides a clear, concise way to highlight your specific skill set and validates your abilities at every stage of your professional development.

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  • Earning a Microsoft Certification validates your proven experience and knowledge in using Microsoft products and solutions. Designed to be relevant in today’s rapidly changing IT marketplace, Microsoft Certifications help you use evolving technologies, fine-tune your troubleshooting skills, and improve your job satisfaction. Whether you are new to technology, changing jobs, or a seasoned IT professional, earning a certification demonstrates to customers, peers, and employers that you are committed to advancing your skills and taking on greater challenges.
  • Source * Gartner 2006 IT Market Compensation Study, July 2006** Redmond magazine’s 11th annual survey of Compensation for Microsoft IT professionals*** “The Value of Certification : Connecting the Dots between employers and employees, March 2007”
  • Source * Gartner 2006 IT Market Compensation Study, July 2006** Redmond magazine’s 11th annual survey of Compensation for Microsoft IT professionals*** “The Value of Certification : Connecting the Dots between employers and employees, March 2007”
  • Source * Gartner 2006 IT Market Compensation Study, July 2006** Redmond magazine’s 11th annual survey of Compensation for Microsoft IT professionals*** “The Value of Certification : Connecting the Dots between employers and employees, March 2007”
  • Virtualization is one of the most effective methods to save costs, increase the availability , and improve agility within an organization’s infrastructure. Microsoft Virtualization solutions provide you with the way to optimize your infrastructure by helping IT provide the services more rapidly and efficiently while allowing an organization to consume these services more effectively in a dynamically changing business climate. Earning a Microsoft Virtualization certification shows hiring managers and project leads that you have the expertise to confidently plan, deliver, operate, and manage Microsoft Virtualization solutions. It also demonstrates your ability to use the latest virtualization technologies, including Server Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Private Cloud, and Virtualization Management technologies.
  • Emphasize where to start for new entrants.Don’t have a certificationAm I an MCP if I pass my MCTS exam?
  • Emphasize advancement. (continue the career journey)Applicable to those who have a certification. Who are MCPs
  • Microsoft virtualization roadmap

    1. 1. Virtualization Technical Certification Roadmap<br />TrainCanada.com<br />
    2. 2. Microsoft Certification<br />Microsoft Certifications feature succinct paths to help you become Microsoft Certified. <br />Different series highlight technology expertise by job function.<br />Provides a clear, concise way to highlight your specific skill set and validates your abilities at every stage of your professional development.<br />
    3. 3. Technical Certification path<br />Microsoft Certified<br /><ul><li>Board Review
    4. 4. Validates expert level skills within a specific technology
    5. 5. Trusted Advisor/Leader/Consultant</li></ul>ARCHITECT<br />Microsoft Certified<br />MASTER<br /><ul><li>Computer Based and Hands –on Exams
    6. 6. Select Prometric Testing Centers Worldwide
    7. 7. Validates expert level skills</li></ul>Microsoft Certified<br />IT PROFESSIONAL / <br />PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPER<br /><ul><li>Computer Based exams
    8. 8. Prometric Testing Centers Worldwide
    9. 9. Validates job role skills (why & when)</li></ul>Microsoft Certified<br />TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST<br /><ul><li>Computer Based exams
    10. 10. Prometric Testing Centers Worldwide
    11. 11. Validates job ready skills (how)
    12. 12. Web based
    13. 13. Academic classroom
    14. 14. Validates foundational knowledge (what)
    15. 15. Student Certification</li></ul>Microsoft Technology<br />ASSOCIATE<br />
    16. 16. Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) certifications are designed to help validate your skills as a qualified professional in IT architecture.<br />Microsoft Certified<br />ARCHITECT<br />Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) certifications demonstrate the in-depth technical skills of senior IT experts who have demonstrated mastery of a core Microsoft Server technology through rigorous training and the passing of knowledge and lab-based certification exams.<br />Microsoft Certified<br />MASTER<br />Microsoft Professional certifications, which include the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) and Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) certifications, are designed to demonstrate a comprehensive set of job-related skills, such as project management, system design, operations management, and planning.<br />Microsoft Certified<br />IT PROFESSIONAL / <br />PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPER<br />Microsoft Technology Specialist Series (MCTS) certifications are designed to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a key product or technology, validating the ability to implement, build, troubleshoot, and debug a particular Microsoft technology<br />Microsoft Certified<br />TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST<br />Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications validate the fundamental knowledge essential to prepare students for advanced technology classes and successful careers in IT.<br />Microsoft Technology<br />ASSOCIATE<br />Associate<br />
    17. 17. Why Certify?<br />Improve career opportunities<br />Organizations take certification into consideration when hiring candidates and tend to view certification as a more objective measure of a candidate’s skills than self reported skills and competency *<br />Microsoft certification can lead to more earning power with average salaries for Microsoft Certified Professionals showing a notable increase over the previous year.** <br /><ul><li>The added market value that a certification can be as high as 30% - 40%. The average salary uplift reported across all certifications in the study was in the 5% - 11% range.*</li></li></ul><li>Why Certify?<br />Add value and gain recognition<br />Industry recognition of technical proficiency and proof of technical leadership <br />With every certification achieved, individuals add value to organization through increased productivity and the ability to deploy technologies effectively.<br />Earn respected place within the organization as a specialist in roles or technologies<br />
    18. 18. Why Certify?<br />Stay ahead - take advantage of career and technical tools *<br />Exclusive technical information through Microsoft Product Support Knowledge base<br />Market technical talents to employers looking for certified professionals in the MCP Career Center<br />Manage your skills development path using the Microsoft Certification Planner<br />
    19. 19. Virtualization Overview<br />Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)<br />Virtualization Administrator<br />Microsoft Certified<br />ARCHITECT<br />Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)<br />Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Virtualization<br />Windows Server 2008 R2 Desktop Virtualization<br />Microsoft Certified<br />MASTER<br />Microsoft Certified<br />IT PROFESSIONAL / <br />PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPER<br />Microsoft Certified<br />TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST<br />Microsoft Technology<br />ASSOCIATE<br />
    20. 20. Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization<br />Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization<br />Virtualization – TS Requirements<br />Technology Specialist<br />Exam 70-659: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization<br />Exam 70-669: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization<br />
    21. 21. Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator<br />Virtualization – IT Pro Requirements<br />IT Pro<br />Exam 70-693: Pro: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator<br />and<br />MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Desktop Virtualization Configuration<br /> <br />and either<br />MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Virtualization Configuration<br />or<br />MCTS: Windows Server Virtualization Configuration<br />
    22. 22. Recommended Learning Resources: MCTS<br />
    23. 23. Recommended Learning Resources: MCITP <br />
    24. 24. For more information, visit:www.microsoft.com/learning/career<br />Microsoft Learningwww.microsoft.com/learning<br />
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