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Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)

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This vendor-specific Certification is Offered By:
Microsoft
Santa Clarita, CA USA
Phone: 800-636-7544
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Skill Level: Intermediate                          Status: Being phased out

Low Cost: $300 (shortest track)               

Summary:
For individuals who wish to demonstrate skills in planning, deploying, supporting, maintaining, and optimizing IT infrastructures using specific Microsoft products and technologies, particularly on Windows 7 or Server 2008. The MCITP is being phased out in favor of the new MCSE certifications. Most MCITP certifications will be retired by July 31, 2014.

Initial Requirements:
Note that Microsoft changed its certification program structure, and the MCITP is being phased out, though you can still earn MCITP credentials at this point. However, if you're looking for certification on Windows 7 or Server 2008, this is still the go-to option.

You must pass between 2 and 5 exams, depending on your choice of track. These typically include 1 or 2 MCITP exams and up to 4 MCTS exams. Exams cost $150 each. Training is available but is not required.

Available MCITP tracks include:
- MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7
- MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7
- MCITP: Consumer Support Technician
- MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician
- MCITP: Enterprise Administrator
- MCITP: Server Administrator
- MCITP: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator
- MCITP: Database Administrator 2008
- MCITP: Database Developer 2008
- MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer 2008
- MCITP: Database Administrator
- MCITP: Database Developer
- MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer
- MCITP: Enterprise Project Management with Microsoft Office Project Server 2007
- MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010
- MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator

Continuing Requirements:
MCITP certifications will not be updated for future versions of Microsoft products. Most MCITP certifications will be retired by July 31, 2014. In most cases, as an MCITP, you will be eligible for special upgrade paths to new Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certifications. MCITP credentials will still appear on your certification transcript but will be identified as having legacy status –i.e. they can no longer be earned.

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