Individuals with expertise in a particular Microsoft product can pursue the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) credential. MCPs have demonstrated in-depth knowledge of at least one Microsoft product. The MCP credential provides a helpful first step on the way to other Microsoft technical certifications.
The MCP credential is for individuals who have the skills to successfully implement a Microsoft product or technology as part of a business solution in an organization.
Hands-on experience with the product is necessary to successfully achieve certification.
You will be certified in the use of a particular Microsoft product or technology.
MCP candidates are required to pass one current Microsoft certification exam that provides a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise (a current exam is any exam that has not been retired). MCP exams are developed with the input of professionals in the industry and reflect how Microsoft products are used in organizations throughout the world. Exam 70-058: Networking Essentials is an exception to the one exam requirement. Passing this exam alone will not certify an individual as an MCP.