The Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, Associate, and Expert is a new breed of Microsoft certification. It is referred to as a ‘role-based certification’. According to Microsoft, role-based certifications show that individuals that possess them are keeping pace with today’s technical roles and requirements. They allow a learner to skill up and prove their expertise to employers and peers, plus get the recognition and opportunities they’ve earned. Click here to learn more about Microsoft role-based certifications.
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Microsoft role-based certifications cover three skill levels: 1. Fundamental, 2. Associate, and 3. Expert. Career paths include developer, administrator, devops, and solutions architect.
Microsoft claims that upon earning a certification, 23% of Microsoft certified technologists reported receiving up to a 20% salary increase. What’s more, certified employees are often entrusted with supervising their peers, putting them on the fast track for a promotion.
What’s included in this certification bundle?
This bundle contains three Microsoft certification courses, with the official Microsoft certification exams included – all of which are valid for 12 months from the time of enrolment. As part of this bundle, you will get access to a MeasureUP or Kaplan practice test for each certification course. This will help maximise your chances of passing the exams the first time.
Certification Courses Included:
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Certification 1: Microsoft 365 Certified Fundamentals (1 x exam)
1. Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900)
Certification 2: Microsoft 365 Certified Endpoint Administrator Associate (1 x exam)
1. Microsoft Endpoint Administrator (MD-102)
Certification 3: Microsoft Certified Security Operations Analyst Associate (1 x exam)
Microsoft Security Operations Analyst (SC-200)
Certification exams included:
- MS-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
- MD-102: Microsoft Endpoint Administrator
- SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst
Live labs included:
- MD-102: Microsoft Endpoint Administrator
Practice tests included:
- MS-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (Kaplan)
- MD-102: Microsoft Endpoint Administrator (Kaplan)
- SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst (MeasureUP)
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Salary and job prospect information
We use two excellent third-party resources to allow you to check your earning potential and job prospects before starting this course.
The first is IT JobsWatch, which allows you to check what employers are paying people on average with specific skill sets. Click here to see what Desktop Administrators are earning on average in the UK.
The second is Acclaim, which allows you to see what type of Enterprise Administrator related job titles are paying and where in the country these jobs are. Click here to view this insightful information.
How does this course bundle work?
This course bundle is made up of three main resources as shown below. Each certification course has as its own set of resources, i.e. 1 x course material, 1 x MeasureUP or Kaplan practice exam, 1 x official Microsoft exam. Each resource is designed to work in conjunction with each other to ensure the successful path to certification. You will complete one course and exam, then repeat the process for the remaining courses if you wish to gain the remaining certifications. Remember, this course bundle contains three separate Microsoft certifications. You only need to complete the exams in each certification course to gain that specific certification. Read below to learn more about the resources that make up this course.
Access to video based online learning material. Tutors use diagrams and illustrations to teach the classes, as well as giving demonstrations. Lessons are pre-recorded allowing you to fast-forward, rewind and pause at any time throughout the lessons. Videos can be viewed on different devices including a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, and smart phone.
The hands-on live labs allow you to experience practical application of course concepts in an authentic online environment 24/7, all from the comfort of your home or office. The lab environment allows you to test and apply your skills as you learn. These labs also come with tasks challenging what you have learnt.
MeasureUP Practice Exams
After working your way through each course, you should be ready to start revising for your official exams. To do this, we provide you with a MeasureUP or Kaplan practice test. MeasureUP are the official provider to Microsoft for practice tests. These are the closest experience to the actual exam you’ll be taking. Scroll down to learn more about MeasureUP and the practice tests.
Official Microsoft Exams
Having confidently passed the practice tests, you will be ready to sit the official Microsoft exams – which we will book on your behalf. These are known as an ‘online, web-proctored exams’. This means they can be taken at home. One of the requirements of taking these exams is that you must have a web camera so a proctor can observe you during the exams. This is to ensure no cheating takes place.
How long will it take me to complete each course?
This is dependent on several factors such as your level of experience of the subject matter, the amount of time you can dedicate to the course each week, and how quickly you absorb information. Each course video is between 1–30 hours. Learners can finish a single course from anywhere between 1-3 months. You will have full access to the resources for 12 months and must take your exams within this period.
What do I need?
This course is online and accessible 24/7. You can do it from any where in the world, any time of the day providing you have an internet connection. No apps are required to access the course resources. You simply do it from your browser. For the best user experience, we recommend Google Chrome.
MeasureUP practice tests
As part of this course, you will get access to MeasureUP practice tests to help prepare you for the Microsoft exams as part of this bundle. MeasureUP practice tests are endorsed by Microsoft and used as the official practice tests of Microsoft certification exams.
Features of MeasureUP practice tests:
- Questions are similar to exam questions, allowing you to test your knowledge of exam objectives
- Detailed explanations for both correct and distractor answers reinforce the material
- ‘Study Mode’ covers all objectives ensuring topics are covered
- ‘Certification Mode’ (timed) prepares students for exam taking conditions
- Instant, drill-down score reports tell you exactly the areas to focus on
Watch this video to learn more about MeasureUP practice tests.