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How to Find the Best Microsoft Certifications for 2018

How to Find the Best Microsoft Certifications for 2018

January 30, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

If you are looking to get ahead in your current IT career, it only makes sense to find out which Microsoft certifications are the best fit to help you reach the next level. After all, there were over 60 million Office 365 commercial users in 2016. No wonder the job growth for skilled IT professionals is almost double the national average. Fortunately, there are several Microsoft Certifications that help IT professionals prove they have what it takes to move handle higher-level roles in their organization. In fact, we offer several paths for Microsoft Certification for new and current professionals. With so many to choose from, it can be hard to determine the right path forward.

To give you some ideas and inspiration, here are some of the best Microsoft certifications and courses that we currently offer. After you review these top certification options, contact us to discuss course details, schedule options, and other questions that will factor into your decision. Our advisors can help you understand which certification path can be a good fit for your career goals. During your training, you will learn from instructors who have experience in the world of IT. They can act as your mentors and help you understand what it takes to achieve long-term success in the field of information technology.

At Centriq, we work with students, large corporations, and small-to-mid-size companies to fill the growing need for top-notch IT professionals. If you have a need or desire for IT training that can prepare you for the jobs of tomorrow, review these in-demand Microsoft certified skills and contact us today!

What are the best Microsoft certifications of 2018?

  • Windows OS
  • Windows Server
  • Office 365
  • SQL Server
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Development Paths

Windows OS

When you earn your Windows certification, you will prepare for a series of exams that cover the fundamentals of supporting and configuring Windows applications. You will also learn the ins-and-outs of deploying Windows devices and enterprise apps. Our Windows OS classes take a deep dive into several critical areas that will make you an expert in troubleshooting and a reliable resource for solving your company’s major and minor computer and information technology issues.

Windows Server

This is an excellent certification to earn for a number of reasons. First of all, Windows server administration skills are needed by a wide variety of businesses across every industry. In this certification program, you will gain comprehension and hands-on skills in installing and configuring advanced servers. This is also a great path for existing IT professionals who want to upgrade their technical skills to Microsoft Windows Server 2016.

Office 365

We offer this certification for IT professionals who work in settings that rely on Office 365 software in their daily operations. With this certification you can learn to enable Office 365 services, manage user identities, and earn your Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Certification along the way. This certification also goes several steps further by focusing on additional topics relating to Lync server solutions, Enterprise voice and online services, and advanced solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server.

SQL Server

Almost every company relies on cloud technology these days to store, share and protect important data and proprietary information. With your Microsoft SQL Certification, you can learn how to develop and design solutions for SQL server databases. Our courses focus on a variety of core topics, including analyzing data, performance tuning, database optimization, and so much more.

Microsoft Azure

IT professionals who want to earn their Azure certification have an opportunity to learn how to develop, implement, and design infrastructure solutions. In this certification program, you can earn your Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification, which focuses on identity and systems management, while developing expertise in cloud technologies.

Development Paths.

It seems like the skills you can develop through Microsoft Certification programs are truly endless. Through the Development Paths certifications, you can focus on such areas as web applications, SharePoint, and web apps using HTML5 and C#. You can also prepare for exams Visual Studio and programming in C# through these course options and so much more.

Upon completing one or more of these Microsoft Certifications, you can pursue several career paths in IT. Some of the careers you may qualify for include:

  • Computer support specialist
  • Cloud architect
  • Information security analyst
  • Cloud administrator
  • And more!

If you have questions about choosing the right Microsoft Certification, talk to us right away. We can help you develop a plan that maximizes your chances for furthering your current career in IT. We also help professionals in all stages of their career who want to remain competitive by constantly advancing their skills. We hope to be a part of your success as you pursue the right Microsoft Certification for you!

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