If you work in an MSPP (Microsoft Partner Program) organization, your employer might be wondering how many partner competency points your 'new generation' credentials--MCTS, MCITP, MCPD, and MCA--earn. You could point them to page 13 of the MSPP Program Guide for all the details. For your reference, here is the table in question:

Certification

Points

Certification

Points

Category 1

Category 3

MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional)

1

MCA (Microsoft Certified Architect)

3

MCPSB (Professional + Site Building)

1

MCDBA (Microsoft Certified Database Administrator)

3

MCPSI (Professional + Internet)

1

MCLC (Microsoft Certified Learning Consultant) Note: only four MCLCs may earn Partner Points within an organization. No additional points will be awarded for MCLCs in excess of four.

3

MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist)

1

MCPD (Microsoft Certified Professional Developer)

3

Category 2

 

MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer)

3

MCAD (Microsoft Certified Application Developer)

2

MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer)

3

MCDST (Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician)

2

MCSEI (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer + Internet)

3

MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional)

2

MCSEM (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Messaging)

3

MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator)

2

MCSES (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security)

3

MCSAM (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Messaging)

2

MCSAS (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security)

2

MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer)

3

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