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wilsh
Oct 06, 2011

What are the most in demand Microsoft certifications?

Any research out there that speaks to the MS certifications that are in demand, and if that improves my job outlook?

jimlynch
10/10/2011
Hi wilsh,

Here are some articles that might give you an idea of what's hot right now in MS certs:

Top IT Certifications For 2011 - Best In Demand
http://nanospeck.hubpages.com/hub/Top-IT-Certifications-For-2011-Best-In...

IT Certifications (see the in-demand links at the bottom of the page)
http://www.itcareerfinder.com/it-certifications.html

Top 6 IT Certifications For 2011
http://www.quickcert.com/blog/index.php/the-top-six-it-certifications-fo...

Top IT Certifications for 2011
http://www.seeklearning.com.au/it-training/top-it-certifications-2011.as...
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bralphye
10/06/2011

I haven't seen research but if you've got the skills to pass all the exams, go for the MCA (Microsoft Certified Architect) for Exchange 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, SQL Server 2008, and Windows 2008 R2: Directory.  This requires obtaining certification first as a MCM (Microsoft Certified Master) in those areas. Obviously there will be more demand for people who know SQL and Exchange because of the number of businesses that rely on SQL and Exchange, but because of the rarity of Sharepoint Experts, that could prove to be a more lucrative career path.

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