Microsoft Specialist

By passing a Microsoft Specialist exam, you validate your knowledge and skills in a specialised area of technology. Some Microsoft Specialist exams are included as requirements for Microsoft Partner Network competencies, which help distinguish your company from the rest in a particular technical discipline.

Earn a Microsoft Specialist certification in Windows 10

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Configuring Windows Devices

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Earn a Microsoft Specialist certification in Windows 7

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Windows 7, Configuring6292680

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Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician6293685

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Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator6294686

Earn a Microsoft Specialist certification in Visual Studio

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Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3480480

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Programming in C#483483

Earn a Microsoft Specialist certification in Microsoft Azure

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Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions532532

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Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions533533

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Architecting Microsoft Azure SolutionsNot available534

Earn a Microsoft Specialist certification in virtualisation

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Virtualising Enterprise Desktops and Apps694694

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Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center409409

Earn a Microsoft Specialist certification in Microsoft Project 2013

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Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013Not available343

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Managing Program and Projects with Microsoft Project Server 2013Not available344

Earn a Microsoft Specialist certification in Microsoft Dynamics

View the Specialist certifications available for Microsoft Dynamics.

Frequently asked questions

The following questions specifically address the Microsoft Specialist certification. Visit the Certification overview or Exam policies and FAQ pages for answers to general questions regarding Microsoft Certification or the exams.

Do any of the Specialist certifications apply to the MCSD certifications?

In some cases, a Specialist certification might be included as a requirement for another certification.

How do I prepare for these exams?

For each exam, Microsoft provides a webpage that includes information on the skills measured and preparation materials.

How does a Specialist certification appear on my transcript?

Specialist certifications will appear in the Microsoft Specialist section on your official Microsoft Certified Professional transcript.

What is the value to me and my company in earning a Specialist certification?

As with all Microsoft Certification Program exams, passing a Specialist exam demonstrates your experience and knowledge in a particular technology or skills area. If you are associated with a Microsoft Partner, some of these exams will help retain your company's partner competency status.

Are these exams available to students at a discount?

Yes. Please check with your school for availability.

Will I earn Charter status if I am one of the first to achieve the Specialist certifications?

Charter status does not apply to the Specialist certifications.

Will there be new logos for the Specialist certifications?

Yes.

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"Because of my certifications, my colleagues take me more seriously and are more open to asking questions. This is really important in order for us to work well together. My co-workers know that I have the knowledge".

Sander de Ruyter | Senior IT | The Netherlands

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