New! Microsoft Certified Learning Consultant (MCLC)

November 12, 2010 by · Comments Off on New! Microsoft Certified Learning Consultant (MCLC)
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The Microsoft Certified Learning Consultant (MCLC) credential recognizes Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) whose job roles have grown to include frequent consultative engagements with customers. These MCTs are experts in designing and delivering customized learning solutions.

Become part of an elite, international community that spans more than 150 countries and regions and includes classroom and e-learning instructors, learning consultants, authors, conference presenters, and user group leaders. Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) are the premier technical and instructional experts on Microsoft technologies, and are the only individuals authorized to deliver training for Microsoft Certification. Learn how you can join this exclusive group of IT professionals and developers and reap the benefits of membership.

Microsoft Certified Trainers meet stringent MCT certification requirements. They also receive many valuable benefits, including free access to the complete library of Official Microsoft Learning Products; substantial discounts on exams, books, and Microsoft products; members-only newsgroups and online community resources; and invitations to exclusive events and programs.

The Microsoft Certified Learning Consultant (MCLC) certification recognizes MCTs who have frequent consultations with their customers. Their role is more that of a technology trainer—they diagnose current and desired business performance and design learning solutions to bridge the gap.

A candidate who earns the MCLC certification has a set of skills that align with the consultative selling cycle. During the application process, candidates must submit a case study that demonstrates their qualifications in four key competencies: assessment, design, development, and evaluation.
Assessment: The MCLC candidate evaluates the customer’s overall learning requirements, business objectives, desired results, and constraints, and conducts a skills assessment to identify specific training needs.

Design: Following a thorough assessment, the MCLC candidate designs a customized learning solution, which may be a blend of classroom courses, e-learning materials, and reference books.

Development: After the design has been accepted, the MCLC candidate develops and implements a customized solution—a process that requires both technical and training expertise.

Evaluation: Throughout the project and upon completion, the MCLC candidate works with the customer to evaluate the effectiveness of the solution and to calculate the return on investment (ROI).

Microsoft recognizes and promotes MCTs as Microsoft technical and instructional experts. Program requirements help ensure that MCTs consistently satisfy customers.

For the MCT program year, MCTs must fulfill the following requirements.

1. Meet MCT competency requirements for each course they deliver.

  • Acquire a valid Microsoft Certification
  • Demonstrate instructional presentation skills

2.Administer course evaluations to every student and maintain high customer-satisfaction scores.
3.New MCTs must deliver at least one Microsoft course within their first year as an MCT.

New! Microsoft Certifications

November 4, 2010 by · Comments Off on New! Microsoft Certifications
Filed under: Excel, MCA, MCDST, MCITP, MCLC, MCPD, MCSA, MCSD, MCSE, MCT, MCTS, Microsoft, MOS, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Word 

Microsoft Certifications are available for most Microsoft technologies and skill levels from students to business workers to IT professionals, developers, technology trainers, and system architects. Achieving a Microsoft Certification helps provide you with up-to-date, relevant skills that can help lead to a more fulfilling career, while giving you access to valuable Microsoft Certification Program benefits.

These benefits include access to the Microsoft Certification Program (MCP) member site or the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) member site, and access to a vast, global network of other certified professionals.

Which Microsoft certification track you choose to take depends of course on the career path you wish to take, so by clicking on the links below you can find out more information on the various Microsoft certifications that are available, as well as comprehensive listings of free studying material to help you gain Microsoft credentials.

IT professional

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist,(MCTS)
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for Microsoft Dynamics
Microsoft Certified IT Professional for Microsoft Dynamics

Developer

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Advanced certifications

Microsoft Certified Master
Microsoft Certified Architect

Home and office user

Microsoft Office Specialist(MOS,Word\Excel\Outlook\PowerPoint\Project)

Trainer

Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
Microsoft Certified Learning Consultant (MCLC)