Question about MCTS being MCP as well

ULWizULWiz Posts: 722Member
So here is my question do i just get my MCTS and not be considered a MCP or am i considered both. I think i asked this once before but dont remember the answer.

Let me know
CompTIA A+ Nov 25, 1997
CompTIA Network+ March 7, 2008
MCTS Vista 620 June 14, 2008
MCP Server 290 Nov 15, 2008
MCP Server 291 In Progress (Exam 12/28/09)
Cisco CCENT In Progress
MCP Server 291 In Progress
C|EH In Progress

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  • bogdan5bogdan5 Posts: 82Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    ULWiz wrote:
    So here is my question do i just get my MCTS and not be considered a MCP or am i considered both. I think i asked this once before but dont remember the answer.

    Let me know

    You become a MCP as soon as you take any MS certification. On your resume you can put both MCTS and MCP considering that some company's use search engines to weed out people that don't have specific certification or at least are MCP.
    Going for:N+, MCSA/MCSE.
  • ULWizULWiz Posts: 722Member
    I was not 100% sure on this. Does anyone else want to comment on this.
    CompTIA A+ Nov 25, 1997
    CompTIA Network+ March 7, 2008
    MCTS Vista 620 June 14, 2008
    MCP Server 290 Nov 15, 2008
    MCP Server 291 In Progress (Exam 12/28/09)
    Cisco CCENT In Progress
    MCP Server 291 In Progress
    C|EH In Progress
  • astorrsastorrs Posts: 3,139Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    bogdan5 is correct.
  • RobertKaucherRobertKaucher Posts: 4,298Member
    bogdan5 wrote:
    ULWiz wrote:
    So here is my question do i just get my MCTS and not be considered a MCP or am i considered both. I think i asked this once before but dont remember the answer.

    Let me know

    You become a MCP as soon as you take any MS certification. On your resume you can put both MCTS and MCP considering that some company's use search engines to weed out people that don't have specific certification or at least are MCP.

    Make sure you read the logo usage guidelines carefully regarding this. If you DO NOT have one of the MCP exams, such as 20-270 or 70-290, but ONLY have an MCTS exam you are only an MCP in the most general way. You MAY NOT use the MCP logo according to Microsoft's own documentation.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/windowsserver/faq/default.mspx

    Q. Am I a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) if I earn a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification?

    A. Yes and no. The term MCP is used both as a general term for all Microsoft Certified Professionals and as the name of a credential. As an MCTS, you become part of the Microsoft Certified Professional community, with access to all MCP benefits, information, and activities. You do not earn a credential called "MCP." You should use the MCTS credential on your resumé and your business card, thereby indicating your specialty and that you are a member of the MCP community.

    I suggest that people who are MCTS and do not possess MCP credentials do something like this on their resumes:

    * MCTS: Vista Config (new version of MCP for Vista)
  • ULWizULWiz Posts: 722Member
    This is right from Microsoft

    MCP Certification Requirements
    Updated: November 21, 2007

    Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) candidates are required to pass one current Microsoft Certification exam* that provides a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise.

    MCP exams are developed with the input of professionals in the industry; the exams reflect how Microsoft products are used in organizations throughout the world. The exams are administered by Prometric, an independent testing organization with locations worldwide.

    • Visit the Prometric Web site (prometric.com)


    Exam requirements
    Please select a Microsoft exam from any certification track here. If you intend to continue pursuing a certification track after earning your MCP credential, you may want to choose an exam that will apply to that track.

    • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Microsoft Windows 2000
    • MCSA: Security on Microsoft Windows 2000
    • MCSA on Windows Server 2003
    • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Microsoft Windows 2000
    • MCSE: Security on Microsoft Windows 2000
    • MCSE on Windows Server 2003
    • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) on Microsoft SQL Server 2000
    • Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) on Microsoft .NET
    • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) on Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0
    • MCSD on Microsoft .NET
    • Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) on Windows XP


    *A current exam is any exam that has not been retired.

    So basically any test thats still current and from Microsoft gives you MCP status.
    CompTIA A+ Nov 25, 1997
    CompTIA Network+ March 7, 2008
    MCTS Vista 620 June 14, 2008
    MCP Server 290 Nov 15, 2008
    MCP Server 291 In Progress (Exam 12/28/09)
    Cisco CCENT In Progress
    MCP Server 291 In Progress
    C|EH In Progress
  • brad-brad- Posts: 1,218Member
    I was under the impression that MCP was not included in the MCTS exams, and that it was going to stop being issued with the XP/2k3 generation tests.
  • HeroPsychoHeroPsycho Posts: 1,940Inactive Imported Users
    You are a part of the MCP program and are entitled to all of its benefits by passing just an MCTS exam, but you not an MCP in the sense that it's not a certification you hold.

    There was a blog posting on Trika's site that explained this, but I can't find it.
    Good luck to all!
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