Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

A Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist certification proves your skills on a particular Microsoft technology, such as the Windows operating system, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Visual Studio. MCTS certifications are no longer in development. However, your MCTS certification will remain valuable as long as companies are using the technology on which it certifies. Please check the withdrawn exams and withdrawn certifications pages for specific withdraw dates.

Note The MCTS: Windows 7, Configuring certification is being withdrawn in the autumn of 2015.

To prove your expertise in building solutions to bring your business into the cloud, consider earning the new Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification.

New to IT? Learn about MTA certification for new entrants.

Exchange Server
Certification titleExam number
MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring662
SharePoint and SharePoint Server
Certification titleExam number
MCTS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuration667
MCTS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development573
SQL Server
Certification titleExam number
MCTS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance448
MCTS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance432
Visual Studio
Certification titleExam number
MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Windows Applications511
MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Web Applications515
MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Service Communication Applications513
MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Data Access516
Windows client
Certification titleExam number
MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration680
Windows Server
Certification titleExam number
MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration640
MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration642
Other technologies
Certification titleExam number
MCTS on Microsoft DynamicsSee Microsoft Dynamics certifications

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