Microsoft Certified Trainer
Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) are the premier technical and instructional experts in Microsoft technologies. Join this exclusive group of Microsoft technical training professionals and reap the benefits of MCT training certification and membership, including access to the complete library of official Microsoft training and certification products; substantial discounts on exams, books and Microsoft products; readiness resources and access to a members-only online community; and invitations to exclusive events and programs.
As a Microsoft Certified Trainer, you gain access to a personalised benefits and exams dashboard, where you can find a wide variety of useful resources, download your MCT certificate and MCT program logos and engage with the MCT community.
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) is the only professional certification for developers and information technology professionals who wish to instruct or teach about Microsoft technology and products. Individuals who seek this certification must meet stringent requirements that include experience working as an information technology professional and as a technical instructor.
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Individuals interested in becoming a Microsoft Certified Trainer must first demonstrate and document their expertise and ability to successfully instruct others in information technology. There are a large number of people seeking information technology careers, creating a need for well-trained instructors who can present courses on Microsoft products and technology.
The MCT credential ensures the instructor has met the highest standards of the Microsoft Corporation. This credential allows them to teach IT professionals at Microsoft Authorized Academic Training Program Institutions and at Microsoft Certified Technical Education Centers.
Before applying to become an MCT, applicants must acquire a Microsoft Certified Professionals credential in various Microsoft product areas.
Applicants must then pass technical examinations for the courses that they wish to teach. Other requirements include completion of a presentation skills course, as well as demonstration of competency.
To enroll as a certified trainer, MCTs must first provide proof of their instructor credentials, submit the proper information and pay the program fee. An online application is available. Upon acceptance of their application, Microsoft certified trainers receive welcome kits and access to the MCT members' website.
MCTs must allow students to evaluate their course, and they must maintain a high rate of customer satisfaction.