MCP Paper Certificate?

maelstrom3530maelstrom3530 MemberMember Posts: 40 ■■□□□□□□□□
I've looked for an answer to this but I can't seem to find anything recent.

I was just wondering... If you pass a Microsoft exam (non-MTA) and become recognized as an MCP, do you get a paper MCP certificate in the mail? Do you have to download/print it?

2015 Goals: [X] ICND2 [X]70-680 [X]70-685 [X]70-640
2016 Goals: [X]70-410 [X]70-411
2017 Goals: [X]70-412
2018 Goals: [_]70-697 [_]70-698


  • gespensterngespenstern Senior Member Member Posts: 1,243 ■■■■■■■■□□
    No. I've done a bunch of MCPs and MCTS and never received one. They cost about 5 or 6 bucks to mail, however, on MCP web-site. Which is okay, considering the fact that MS exams aren't really expensive.

    I've ordered mine, I enjoy looking at them on days when I feel broke and that happens more than I'd wanted to, lol.

    PS And yeah, you can download them for free and print at home if you have a good color inkjet.
  • GreaterNinjaGreaterNinja Senior Member Member Posts: 271
    I would just print my MCP, MCTS certs and CompTia on White-glossy posterboard @ work...then goto the dollarstore and frame it if I really wanted to look cool.

    In all seriousness, having a printed cert is great when you do a job interview. You can say "Oh, well I am certified in this, that, that and I have a degree in this and that." Employers like looking a physical objects...its kinda stupid, but its true.

    P.S. don't bring a framed cert to a interview. Just bring it in a folder with your diploma(s).
  • maelstrom3530maelstrom3530 Member Member Posts: 40 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Yeah that's how it is here. To get "credit" for any certification HR wants a physical copy of it. They then review the personnel file if there's every any chance of promotion, etc.

    Thanks for your replies!
    2015 Goals: [X] ICND2 [X]70-680 [X]70-685 [X]70-640
    2016 Goals: [X]70-410 [X]70-411
    2017 Goals: [X]70-412
    2018 Goals: [_]70-697 [_]70-698
  • culpanoculpano Senior Member Member Posts: 163
    When I passed my first MCP (albeit in 1996 - Windows 3.1) I got a certification pack from Microsoft with a paper certificate saying "Microsoft Certified Product Specialist". Also each exam I passed I got a print-out of the score. Not taken one for yonks so not sure how it works now.
  • srabieesrabiee Senior Member Member Posts: 1,231 ■■■■■■■■□□
    The MCP is listed on your Microsoft transcript. If you need proof of it, you can simply print out or link to the transcript itself.
    WGU Progress: Master of Science - Information Technology Management (Start Date: February 1, 2015)
    Completed: LYT2, TFT2, JIT2, MCT2, LZT2, SJT2 (17 CU's)
    Required: FXT2, MAT2, MBT2, C391, C392 (13 CU's)

    Bachelor of Science - Information Technology Network Design & Management (WGU - Completed August 2014)
  • ShdwmageShdwmage Grumpy old ***** Member Posts: 374
    Employers like looking a physical objects...its kinda stupid, but its true.

    I agree with this. I always bring in examples of workflows, scripts, my certifications, etc. It always helps.
    “Hey! Listen!” ~ Navi
    2013: [x] MCTS 70-680
    2014: [x] 22-801 [x] 22-802 [x] CIW Web Foundation Associate
    2015 Goals: [] 70-410
  • maelstrom3530maelstrom3530 Member Member Posts: 40 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Ah you know, I never thought of printing out some scripts to bring to an interview. That might be helpful sometime. Kinda cool actually.
    2015 Goals: [X] ICND2 [X]70-680 [X]70-685 [X]70-640
    2016 Goals: [X]70-410 [X]70-411
    2017 Goals: [X]70-412
    2018 Goals: [_]70-697 [_]70-698
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