The Microsoft Certified Associate 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.
Upon completion of this course, you’ll receive one Microsoft 365 Fundamentals ‘Acclaim’ badge, and two Microsoft 365 Associate ‘Acclaim’ badges that you can add to your CV or social media profile for prospective employers to see. You’ll also receive three Microsoft certifications (1 x Microsoft 365 Fundamentals, and 2 x Microsoft 365 Associate certifications).
Watch this video to understand how ‘Acclaim’ badges can help you stand out from the crowd.
What’s included in this certification bundle?
This bundle contains three separate Microsoft 365 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 exam prep textbooks for the Microsoft 365 Certified Fundamentals course, and the Microsoft 365 Certified Security Administrator Associate course.
Certification Courses Included:
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Certification 1: Microsoft 365 Certified Fundamentals
MS-900: Microsoft 365 Fundamentals
Certification 2: Microsoft 365 Certified Security Administrator Associate
MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration
Certification 3: Microsoft 365 Certified: Messaging Administrator Associate
MS-200: Planning and Configuring a Messaging Platform
MS-201: Implementing a Hybrid and Secure Messaging Platform
Certification exams included:
- MS-900: Microsoft 365 Fundamentals
- MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration
- MS-200: Planning and Configuring a Messaging Platform
- MS-201: Implementing a Hybrid and Secure Messaging Platform
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 Security Administrators are earning on average in the UK.
The second is Acclaim, which allows you to see what type of Security Administrator related job titles are paying and where in the country these jobs are.
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How does this course bundle work?
This course bundle is made up of two main resources as shown below. Each certification course has as its own set of resources, i.e. 1 x course material, 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.
Official Microsoft Exams
Having confidently passed the practice tests in your courses, 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. 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.
Non-cancellation of course
Please note that this course is not covered by our standard 7 day guarantee/cancellation/refund policy.