Microsoft Certified Architect Programs，簡稱MCAP
微軟認證架構師 (MCA) 是IT 架構領域的頂級專家。MCA 在提供解決方案上，已有經過證明的經驗，並且可以有效地與商務、架構和技術的專家溝通。這些專家具有三年或更久的IT 架構經驗；具備精湛的技術與管理技能；並且構成了一個緊密、支持性的社群。
Microsoft Certified Architect Programs
The Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) programs identify top industry experts in IT architecture. Microsoft Certified Architects have proven experience with delivering solutions and can communicate effectively with business, architecture, and technology professionals. These professionals have three or more years of advanced IT architecture experience, possess strong technical and leadership skills, and form a tight-knit, supportive community. Candidates are required to pass a rigorous Review Board interview conducted by a panel of experts. The MCA credential was built by and for industry architects.
“Setting standards is important, especially if those standards are high enough to create an assurance that someone is capable of performing the high-quality job that you count on. Apart from individual achievement, a program like this is great for customers because you know that when you work with one of the elite, you truly are working with one of the best.”
Tony Redmond, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for HP Services, Hewlett Packard
The Microsoft Certified Architect program consists of two sets of certifications, each containing multiple track offerings:
MCA programs for technology-based architecture skills (training and certification)
For architects who specialize in using Microsoft technology to provide expert solutions, Microsoft offers MCA training and certification in messaging (Microsoft Exchange Server) and database (Microsoft SQL Server focusing on OLTP (online transaction processing)) disciplines.
To become a Microsoft Certified Technology Architect (referred to internally as “Ranger”), you must participate in a four-week in-depth training program, successfully complete weekly written and lab-based exams, and pass a rigorous Review Board interview conducted by Microsoft experts and MCAs.
• Learn more about MCA: Messaging and MCA: Database certifications
• Meet the Messaging and Database MCAs
MCA programs for broad architecture skills (certification only)
For those industry experts who possess broad architecture skills that use a variety of Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies to deliver customer solutions, Microsoft offers certifications recognizing infrastructure and solutions excellence. To earn certification, you must pass a rigorous Review Board interview conducted by a panel of Microsoft experts and MCAs.
• Learn more about MCA: Infrastructure certifications
• Learn more about MCA: Solutions certifications
• Meet the Infrastructure and Solutions MCAs