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Microsoft, Pearson VUE expand partnership, announce IT certification innovations

Online proctoring, streamlined registration, new security protocols highlight enhancements benefitting test-takers as Pearson VUE becomes sole delivery partner in 2015

As part of its new testing and certification partnership with Pearson VUE, Microsoft is harnessing the cloud to make its highly valued certification exams more accessible than ever. In addition to Pearson VUE’s extensive network of authorized test centers in training centers, academic institutions, corporations, correctional facilities and U.S. military installations around the globe, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exams can now be taken online in select locations. Read more »

Effective January 1, 2015, Pearson VUE and Certiport, a business of Pearson VUE, will be the sole exam delivery provider for Microsoft.

For more information on this transition, please review our FAQs.

Current Microsoft Certifications

A Microsoft Certification validates your expertise in a Microsoft technology. Passing your first Microsoft Certification exam automatically makes you a member of the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) community, with access to all of the benefits provided through the Microsoft Certification Program and the private MCP member site. Earn the credentials that validate your expertise to the world.

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)


Technology Associate
Start here to validate fundamental technology concepts.
For candidates who are new to technology

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)


Solutions Associate
Prove you have the core technical skills required for a career in IT.
Prerequisite to MCSE

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) or Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)


Solutions Expert - For IT professionals


Solutions Developer - For developers
Prove your ability to build innovative solutions across multiple technologies.

Schedule a Test

You do not need a voucher to schedule a Microsoft exam.

Please note: Microsoft requires candidates to create their Microsoft Profile prior to testing. Please go to to create a profile and register for an exam.

Order Exam Vouchers

Microsoft exam vouchers are available for purchase through the Pearson VUE Voucher Store. If a certification requires more than one exam, multiple vouchers will need to be purchased.

Frequently Asked Questions

To find out more about Microsoft joining Pearson VUE, click on a topic below. We will continue to add information here over the next several months, please check for updates. If you prefer, you can download the complete set of FAQs (83 KB, PDF).

Last updated 2014-11-19