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Microsoft Certification Benefits

Build your expertise and advance your career. By earning a Microsoft Certification, you gain advanced, market-relevant skills that employers recognize and respect as well as opportunities to connect with a global community of other certified professionals. Additionally, certification provides you with access to exclusive Microsoft resources and benefits, such as the MCP member Web site, career-building tools, and training. Explore the benefits of certification—and start your journey to attaining your ideal career.

“Because I’m certified, I stand out with employers. They see me as the person who is very ambitious, who loves to do what he does. And that’s true. I’m that person!”

– Sven Vanoirbeek, Limburg, Belgium


Real Expertise. Real Benefits.

At Microsoft Learning, we believe in the adage, “The only thing constant is change,” especially when it comes to technology. For that reason, we continually evaluate and update Microsoft Certifications to ensure that they keep up with an evolving marketplace. Earning a Microsoft Certification not only helps you stay current with the latest Microsoft products and platforms, it demonstrates your specific job-related experience and technical problem-solving skills.

“Forty-three percent of survey respondents report salary increases as a result of Microsoft Certification.”

Redmond magazine 2006 survey of Microsoft IT professionals compensation

Once you become certified, you gain access to resources available only to Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs), including:

MCP tools


Microsoft transcript and Transcript Sharing tool

Open and review your password-protected transcript anytime, and provide temporary or permanent access to employers and clients who may want to verify your credentials.

Microsoft Certification logo and Logo Builder tool

Easily create custom logos that draw attention to your expertise and mastery of Microsoft technologies and add them to your resume, business cards, or e-mail signature. Pick your format and download logos on-demand for your own logo library.

Certificate Manager

Create, download, print, and store customized certificates.


Shop online for official Microsoft Certification-branded merchandise.

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