Microsoft Specialist

By passing a Microsoft Specialist exam, you validate your knowledge and skills in a specialized 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 Visual Studio

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Required exam

Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

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Optional training

Required exam

Programming in C#

Earn a Microsoft Specialist certification in Microsoft Azure

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Optional training

Required exam

Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

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Required exam

Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

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Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

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Earn a Microsoft Specialist certification in desktop and app virtualization

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Required exam

Virtualizing Enterprise Desktops and Apps

Earn a Microsoft Specialist certification in Lync 2013

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Lync Network Readiness Assessment

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Required exam

Lync Depth Support Engineer

Earn a Microsoft Specialist certification in Microsoft Project 2013

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Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013

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Required exam

Managing Program and Projects with Microsoft Project Server 2013

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Earn a Microsoft Specialist certification in server virtualization

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Optional training

Required exam

Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center

Earn a Microsoft Specialist certification in 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.

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

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

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

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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.

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Yes. Please check with your school for availability.

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Charter status does not apply to the Specialist certifications.

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Yes.