Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)

Demonstrate your range of expertise, real-world skills, and mastery of Microsoft technologies by earning a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) credential.


The Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) credential validates that an individual has the comprehensive set of skills necessary to perform a particular job role, such as database administrator or enterprise messaging administrator. MCITP certifications build on the technical proficiency measured in the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications. Therefore, you will earn one or more MCTS certifications on your way to earning an MCITP credential.

MCITP candidate profile

MCITP candidates are capable of deploying, building, designing, optimizing, and operating technologies for a particular job role. They make the design and technology decisions necessary to ensure successful technology implementation projects.

Why get certified?

Earning a Microsoft Certification validates your proven experience and knowledge in using Microsoft products and solutions. Designed to be relevant in today’s rapidly changing IT marketplace, Microsoft Certifications help you utilize evolving technologies, fine-tune your troubleshooting skills, and improve your job satisfaction.

Whether you are new to technology, changing jobs, or a seasoned IT professional, becoming certified demonstrates to customers, peers, and employers that you are committed to advancing your skills and taking on greater challenges. In addition, certification provides you with access to exclusive Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) resources and benefits, including opportunities to connect with a vast, global network of MCPs.

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CertificationRequired exam(s)*
Windows Client
MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7 Exam 70-680

Exam 70-686

MCITP: Consumer Support Technician Exam 70-620

Exam 70-623

MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician Exam 70-620

Exam 70-622

Windows Server
MCITP: Enterprise Administrator Exam 70-640

Exam 70-642

Exam 70-643

plus either

Exam 70-620


Exam 70-624


Exam 70-680


Exam 70-647

MCITP: Server Administrator Exam 70-640

Exam 70-642

Exam 70-646