Since the inception of its certification program, Microsoft has certified more than two million people. As the computer network industry continues to increase in both size and complexity, this number is sure to grow—and the need for proven ability will also increase. Certifications can help companies verify the skills of prospective employees and contractors. The Microsoft certification tracks for Windows 10 include the following: Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows 10 The MCSA is now the highest-level certification you can achieve with Microsoft in relation to Windows 10. It requires passing exam 70-697. This book assists in your preparation for the exam. Microsoft Certified Technology Associate (MTA) This is Microsoft’s newest certification program. This certification targets those new to the IT field and tests candidates on the core competencies necessary to become an IT professional.
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) The MCTS certifi cation program targets specifi c technologies instead of specifi c job roles. You must take and pass one to three exams. Microsoft Certifies Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure or MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure The MCSE certifi cations, in relation to Windows Server 2012 R2, require that you become a Windows Server MCSA fi rst and then pass two additional exams. The additional exams will vary depending on which of the two MCSE tracks you choose. For more information, visit Microsoft’s website at www.microsoft.com/learning .