??MCNPS?? ??MCPS??

JerzJerz Member Posts: 86 ■■□□□□□□□□
I recently looked at my profile on the Microsoft Partner Website and they have my certifications as:


OK, I know what MCP and MCDST stand for but what about MCNPS and MCPS??

Anyone have a clue?



  • hyperstrikerhyperstriker Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Microsoft Certified Product Specialists have passed at least one exam specific to a Microsoft operating system. Candidates may then "specialize" by passing additional Microsoft certification exams to further qualify their skills

    a.. Microsoft Certified Product Specialists - Individuals who demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of at least one Microsoft operating system, and have passed the certification exams that prove their technical proficiency and expertise.

    but nothing about MCNPS , I have the same problem...

    MCPS, MCDST,MCNPS certs posted in my MS Partner program
    That's Mental !!.
  • Ricka182Ricka182 Member Posts: 3,359
    What the hell?? I passed a M$ Os exam for 210, doesn't that count. Or is this something for the specializations only.....
    i remain, he who remains to be....
  • jmc724jmc724 Member Posts: 415
    I didnt find any documentation on that cert that you all are talking about... icon_confused.gif
    What next?
  • NPA24NPA24 Member Posts: 588 ■■□□□□□□□□
  • Ricka182Ricka182 Member Posts: 3,359
    According to that document, half of those exams are retired. I know the Win 3.1 and 95 exams are gone, pretty sure the rest are history as well. Sounds a bit ridiculous, especially seeing there is nothing from M$ site about MCPS.....List of Exams from M$......

    That document is also 10 years old.......I think either you took a qualifying exam a few years back, or it's just a mistake in your profile, because I think most of us have passed at least one M$ exam, which should make us all MCPS, but we're not. I say it's a retired track that is confusing people.
    i remain, he who remains to be....
  • hyperstrikerhyperstriker Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Hello XXXXXX,

    Thank you for your e-mail regarding the MCPNS certifiaction.

    We appreciate your interest in the MCP Program and are glad to assist you with the MCNPS certification. During December 2004, the MCNPS certification with no meaning was uploaded to certain candidated worldwide. CertHelp identified this certification and removed it from our database. To remove this from your Partner Program page, you will need to contact the Microsoft Certified Partner Program, as they specialize in this area. As a courtesy, a copy of this email has been forwarded to this team on your behalf. Please expect a reply from the Microsoft Partner Program within two (2) business days.
    That's Mental !!.
  • chmodchmod Member Posts: 360 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Microsoft Certified Network Protocol Specialist
  • ibizaraibizara Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□

    From: <[email protected]>
    Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 11:08 AM
    To: "EMEA MCP" <[email protected]>
    Subject: Re: MCP Ref./ Certification Acronyms

    > Dear Customer,
    > Thank you for your e-mail.
    > We have investigated this for you and found the following answers to
    > your query.
    > 1) MCPS - Microsoft Certified Product Specialist
    > 2) MCNPS - Microsoft Certified Network Protocol Specialist
    > Basically you have passed one or more exams that align with the
    > requirements for one of the partner competences.
    > Usually the MCNPS is followed by something like "AOS - example
    > competency"
    > (AOS stands for Area Of Specialization)
    > If you have any further questions please get in touch with us and we
    > will be happy to assist you in any way we can.
    > Kind regards,
    > Sean Sweeney
    > Microsoft Partner Regional Support Centre
    > Contacts: https://partner.microsoft.com/global/40032423
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