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Microsoft Certification Paths 2021

Microsoft released recently the last update for their certification program in 2021

  • 20 July 2021
  • Author: Liam Phelan
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The new Microsoft Certification program is now based on job roles to reflect the reality the IT Professionals are facing in the market. It also was designed to match the technology updates which have been happening more and more frequently.

IT Pros can earn a technical certification that shows they are keeping pace with today’s technical roles and requirements. An opportunity to skill up, prove their expertise to employers and peers, and get the recognition and opportunities they’ve earned.

Microsoft has certification paths for many technical job roles. Each of these certifications consists of passing a series of exams to earn certification. Microsoft certifications are organized into three levels: Fundamental, Associate, and Expert.

  • Fundamental Certifications: Recommended start. Ideal for individuals just starting in technology or thinking about a career change.
  • Associate Certifications: Two years of comprehensive working experience. It is helpful to have related Fundamental certifications but is not required.
  • Expert Certifications: Two to five years of deep technical experience. Many Expert certifications require a specific Associate-level certification.

Retirement of MCSA, MCSD, MCSE

As of January 31st 2021, all MCSA, MCSE and MCSD certifications and related exams will be retired out.

New Certifications Added August 2021

Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management Functional Consultant **NEW**

Associate certification badge

Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management Functional Consultants streamline cost accounting, inventory management, master planning, and warehouse management for their clients.

Prerequisites:

  • While it is advised that you first attain the Fundamentals certification, it is not a requirement.

Required Exams / Courses

Teams Support Engineer Associate **NEW**

Associate certification badge

Candidates for this certification are support engineers who support Microsoft Teams environments, troubleshoot deployments, tune performance, collect and analyze telemetry and log data, and manage Teams environments.

Prerequisites:

  • While it is advised that you first attain the Fundamentals certification, it is not a requirement.

Required Exams / Courses

Azure Network Engineer Associate **NEW**

Associate certification badge

Candidates for the Azure Network Engineer Associate certification should have subject matter expertise in planning, implementing, and maintaining Azure networking solutions, including hybrid networking, connectivity, routing, security, and private access to Azure services.

Prerequisites:

  • While it is advised that you first attain the Fundamentals certification, it is not a requirement.

Required Exams / Courses

Office 365 Certifications - End User Apps

Expand the tabs below to review the available certifications for Microsoft Office 365, required exams and suggested courses for preparation.

Demonstrate that you have the advanced skills needed to get the most out of Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist: Expert certification in a specific Office program.

Required Exam

  • MO-101

Preparation courses for MO-101


Demonstrate that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in a specific Office program.

Required Exam

  • MO-200

Preparation Courses:

Demonstrate that you have the advanced skills needed to get the most out of Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist: Expert certification in a specific Office program.

Required Exam

  • MO-201

Preparation courses for MO-201


Demonstrate that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in a specific Office program.

Required Exam

  • MO-300

Preparation Courses:


Demonstrate that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Outlook by earning the Microsoft Office Specialist: Outlook Associate Certification. This certification demonstrates competency to customize the Outlook user interface format message content, create or insert graphic elements, and send and respond to emails and meeting requests.

Required Exam

  • MO-400

Preparation Courses:


Demonstrate that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Access by earning the Microsoft Office Specialist: Access Expert Certification. This certification demonstrates competency in database design principles.

Required Exam

  • MO-500

Preparation Courses:


Demonstrate that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate certification in multiple Office program programs.

Tto qualify for this certification, pass any three of the below exams:

  • MO-100
  • MO-200
  • MO-300
  • MO-400

Preparation courses for MO-100

Preparation courses for MO-200

Preparation courses for MO-300

Preparation Courses for MO-400:

Demonstrate that you have the advanced skills needed to get the most out of Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist: Expert certification in multiple Office program programs.

Prerequisite

  • Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate (Office 365 and Office 2019)

To earn this qualification, pass any two of the below exams:

  • MO-101: Microsoft Word Expert (Word and Word 2019)
  • MO-201: Microsoft Excel Expert (Excel and Excel 2019)
  • MO-500: Microsoft Access Expert (Access and Access 2019)

Preparation courses for MO-101

Preparation courses for MO-201

Preparation Courses for MO-500:

Microsoft Security Certifications Paths ***New***

We have put together all the latest Microsoft security certification paths, complete with required exams and suggested courses for preparation.

Click to expand the tabs below.


Microsoft 365 Certification Paths

Click to expand the certification paths


Dynamics 365 Certification Paths

Click to expand the certification paths


Power Platform Certification Paths

Expand the tabs below to review the required exams and suggested courses for preparation.


Azure Certification Paths

Expand the tabs below to review the available certifications for Azure, required exams and suggested courses for preparation.

Specialist Azure Certifications

Expand the tabs below to review the available certifications for Azure, required exams and suggested courses for preparation.


Microsoft Security Certification Paths PDF

Click here to view the Microsoft Security Certification paths pdf.

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