Microsoft Certification

At Imageframe, Microsoft is in our DNA.  If you’re looking for a way to navigate the Microsoft Official Curriculum, we can help, starting with our Microsoft Certification Map.  Imageframe was founded by a Microsoft employee in 2007 and we even train Microsoft staff.

The Microsoft Certification Map will guide you through the primary certifications so you’ll be able to see the various paths open to you after completing your first exam.

How to gain MCSA, MCSE and MCSD


The Server certification path for example, begins with the MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate) exam, a fundamental stepping stone for those beginning a career in IT.  It’s not essential to become an MTA before moving up to an MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) but for anyone hoping to gain a good grounding in the basic concepts involved in IT, it’s an excellent place to start.

There’s just one exam to pass to earn an MTA certification and the qualification doesn’t expire.  As well as allowing you to get to grips with the basics of IT, an MTA gives you Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) status which confers benefits that include special offers and a private online support network.

As your skillset deepens, MCSA certification becomes a possibility.  For example, you can earn an MCSA in Windows Server 2012 which will qualify you to install, administer and configure the relevant software; it’s a step forward for anyone who wants to work in areas such as cloud computing.

MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) certification is the next step. It’s a qualification that’s recognised all over the world and demonstrates that you’ve gained an understanding of just how creative modern IT professionals can be.  The certificate is invaluable for anyone who wants to progress towards the management of a modern data centre.

The Server Infrastructure path, one of eight current options, is a must-have qualification for the prospective information security analyst. Keeping up-to-date is vital and to maintain your MCSE qualification, you’ll need to take a single recertification exam every three years.

MCSEs also include Private Cloud certification, in which you’ll learn how to use System Center and Windows Server effectively and open up new career paths including Network Management.  By the end of the course you’ll have learnt how to operate, monitor and configure a Private Cloud.  Successful completion of the early stages of the training, as with other MCSE courses, will result in the award of an MCSA if you don’t already hold one.

Other MCSE certificates include Messaging, Communication and SharePoint.  Messaging will culminate in expertise in Advanced Solutions within Exchange Server 2013, Communication explores Lync Server 2013, while SharePoint Server 2013 is the focus of the latter pathway.

We can also help you earn the MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer) qualification, whether you are writing in C#, HTML5 for Windows, SharePoint or for the web.

MOC Training with Imageframe is flexible, professional and affordable.  Many of our customers don’t realise that Software Assurance vouchers, which are often issued with Microsoft licences, can be used to pay for training.  If you and your staff are interested in pursuing MOC Training in a variety of locations, contact us today.