Microsoft Certified IT Professional

The MCITP certifications provide a basis for supporting IT professionals in specific job roles. They build on the current Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) credentials. The purpose of the credential is to demonstrate a person's range and depth of experience, skills, and mastery of Microsoft technologies.

There are several credentials possible within the MCITP package, including:

• Consumer Support Technician
• Enterprise Support Technician
• Enterprise Administrator
• Server Administrator
• Database Administrator
• Database Developer
• Business Intelligence Developer
• Enterprise Project Manager
• Enterprise Messaging Administrator

All credentials require at least two years experience as an IT professional. In addition to the experience requirement, a candidate must pass two exams:
• 70-620 Configuring Windows Vista
• 70-622 Microsoft Desktop Support - Enterprise

The exams cover the same topics at different depths, including:
• Installing and upgrading Windows Vista
• Configuring and troubleshooting post-installation system settings
• Configuring Windows security features
• Configuring network connectivity
• Configuring applications included with Windows Vista
• Maintaining and optimizing systems that run Windows Vista
• Configuring and troubleshooting mobile computing