A new generation of Microsoft Certifications covering Technology, Professional and Architect roles are now published from the UK Learning site.

NXT Gen Cert

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist

The Technology Specialist certifications enable professionals to target specific technologies and to distinguish themselves by demonstrating in-depth knowledge and expertise in their specialised technologies. Microsoft Technology Specialists are consistently capable of implementing, building, troubleshooting and debugging a particular Microsoft technology such as SQL, Active Directory, and the new versions of Exchange, Windows Vista and Office.

Microsoft Certified IT Professional

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) credentials provide IT professionals with a simpler and more targeted framework to showcase their technical skills in addition to the skills that are required for specific job roles. The MCITP certifications demonstrate comprehensive skills in planning, deploying, supporting, maintaining, and optimizing IT infrastructures such as Business Intelligence and Security.

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer

Are you developing .NET Framework 2.0 applications that use Microsoft Visual Studio 2005? If so, the new Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) credentials provide a simpler and more targeted framework to showcase your technical skills in addition to the skills that are required for specific job roles.

Microsoft Certified Architect

The Microsoft Certified Architect Program will validate top industry experts in Information Technology Architecture. These professionals will likely have 10 or more years of experience in Information Technology with at least three years of experience as a practicing architect, and will possess strong technical and leadership skills and form a distinguished community. Unlike other Information Technology certifications, this credential will be granted by industry architects, as candidates will be required to present to and be approved through a rigorous review board process overseen by previously certified architects.

James Akrigg