Distinguish your expertise as one of the highest-achieving professionals in IT. Validate your proficiency as a technology architect who designs and delivers IT solutions for enterprise customers, and technical and leadership skills that surpass those of your peers.
The Microsoft Certified Master (MCM), Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM), and Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) certifications will be retired on December 31, 2013.
If you have outstanding Masters or Architect exams to complete, please contact our Advanced Certification team at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to take your exams before December 31, 2013.
You earn MCA certification by successfully passing the MCA Board exam, which includes a portfolio submission, multiple presentations, and an intensive Q&A with a panel of Microsoft Certified Architects on the MCA Review Board. During the MCA Board exam, you must definitively display the six competencies of business acumen and technological proficiency.
Microsoft currently offers four MCA certifications:
Note Before earning an MCA certification, you must earn a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) certification or Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) for the associated technology, which helps validate your in-depth expertise in a specific Microsoft technology.
Worldwide, more than 500 Microsoft Certified Masters (MCMs) and Microsoft Certified Architects (MCAs) specialize in specific technologies, and more than 125 specialize in infrastructure and solutions. Those who hold these industry-leading certifications live and work in many countries and regions, including the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. All have varied backgrounds, interests, and extensive experience.