As a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) your certification proves that you have the comprehensive set of skills to perform a particular IT job role, such as database administrator or enterprise messaging administrator. MCITP certifications are based on older versions of Microsoft technologies, and will decline in value as companies move to newer versions of our products. Take advantage of special upgrades to earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification, and protect your investment in certifications.
Most MCITP certifications will be withdrawn by 31 July 2014. Please check the withdrawn certifications and withdrawn exams pages for specific retirement dates. Your withdrawn certification will remain on your transcript.
The following tables list the MCITP certifications available, by technology. Where multiple exams are required for a certification, they may be taken in any order.
- Windows client
MCITP certifications on Windows 7
Certification title Required exam MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7 MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7
- Microsoft Exchange Server
Certification title Required exam MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010
- Microsoft SharePoint
Certification title Required exam MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010
Frequently asked questions
- Is there a recertification policy for the MCITP certification?
Recertification is not required for MCITP certifications. When a certification is deemed no longer relevant for current technologies/solutions, it will be designated as "legacy" on your transcript.
- How long will my certification be valid?
The existing MCITP certifications are currently valuable in the market and will remain valuable as long as companies are using the technology covered in your certification. As new technologies are released, they will align with the new solutions structure. Over time, MCITP certifications will be withdrawn and will transition to a legacy status. Legacy Microsoft Certifications will still appear on your transcript and will be designated as such.
- Will there be an upgrade path from my current MCITP certification?
If you achieved an MCITP certification that corresponds to a new expert-level certification, there will be a shorter upgrade path available to you for a limited time.