Introducing the Microsoft Certified Master and Certified Architect for SharePoint
Last week at IT Forum in Barcelona, we announced the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and the Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) for Office SharePoint Server 2007.
The Master program is designed to be the top-tier technical certification for SharePoint Products and Technologies for years to come. The goal of the MCM is to provide a means for training, recognizing, and developing the top SharePoint technical experts in the world. Specifically, the MCM is intended for technical professionals whose primary responsibilities include designing, building, configuring, deploying, and supporting large, often complex, MOSS 2007 environments.
Building on the MCM, the MCA certification is designed for professionals who possess an additional skill set focused on the larger business strategies and technical architecture as a whole. This skill set includes the ability to communicate with business and technology leaders, to understand the customer’s current and long-term organizational and technical needs, and to design a solution to meet those needs. To receive the MCA for SharePoint, students must first graduate from the MCM for SharePoint program and will then have the option of sitting for a comprehensive Review Board interview conducted by Microsoft experts and MCA’s.
If you feel you have the skills and experience to excel in this program, and are interested in being one of the first SharePoint Masters and/or MCA’s, I’d encourage you to visit the the MCM homepage for additional detail and prerequisites for the program. We are accepting applications into the program here.