Today’s employers are looking for people who can fill specific roles to help their organization capture the benefits of the newest technologies. In a Microsoft Certified Professional survey, 91% of hiring managers said they consider employee certification as a criterion for hiring. So, if you already took our advice and earned Microsoft Technology Associate certification, the ideal starting point for anyone interested in a career in technology, what’s next?
Microsoft has developed role-based professional certifications to meet the market demand for skills specific to today’s technology professions. They already offer a wide range of certifications that can help you advance your career and plan on developing more. New role-based certifications for Apps and Infrastructure, Modern Desktop, Data and AI, and Business Applications, are already available. Check the Microsoft Learning Community blog often for new certifications and exam announcements.
Being one of the first to earn Microsoft’s new role-based certification signals to your professional network that your skills are ahead of the pack and shows potential employers that you have the initiative to succeed. If you’re ready to validate your expertise and get the recognition that creates new career opportunities, a role-based certification may be just what you need. Visit aka.ms/RoleBasedCerts for more information about current and upcoming role-based certifications, as well as instructor-led training.
What else? For a limited time, Microsoft is running the Certify with Confidence promotion. This offer gives you an exam voucher and two exam retakes. If you don’t pass the on your first try, don’t worry—just polish your skills and retake the exam up to two more times if needed. There is also an option to add a discounted practice test to ensure you have the opportunities needed to pass their exam.