Aspiring MCTs

A Microsoft Certified Trainer is simply a professional trainer that has been certified by Microsoft 


Now, simply navigate to the MCT page on the Microsoft Learning site, you’ll want to click the Apply button. This will open a tab that gives you a launching point for starting your MCT application process. In my experience, most new MCTs are current MCPs, so this tutorial will assume that you’ve clicked the link taking you to your MCP page.

Hover your mouse over Microsoft Certified Trainer and click Enrollment Tool; then walk your way through the wizard.

MCT Requirements

Becoming an MCT is relatively easy, depending on your current circumstances. Here are the requirements:

MCT Requirement Number 1: You must be Microsoft certified

You must hold one of the following Microsoft certifications/designations:

  1. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  2. Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
  3. Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security (MCSA: Security)
  4. Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
  5. Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
  6. Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
  7. Microsoft Office 2007 Specialist (MOS 2007)
  8. Microsoft Office 2010 Specialist (MOS 2010)
  9. Microsoft Certified Business Management Solutions Specialist (MCBMSS)
  10. Microsoft Certified Business Management Solutions Professional (MCBMSP)
  11. Microsoft Certified Master (MCM)
  12. Microsoft Office 2007 Master (MOM 2007)
  13. Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)

MCT Requirement Number 2: Presentation Skills

Earn your CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer+ (CompTIA CTT+) certification. As you may know, CompTIA is a vendor-neutral organization designed to let IT professionals provide tangible evidence of their skills.Much like the CompTIA A+ designation, a CTT+ candidate is required to pass two exams; one “essentials” test, and one “practical application” test. The practical application test involves a video.

Pass a presentation skills course.CompTIA has a course, as well as Microsoft.This will be your most expensive option as it involves signing up for and taking classes in technical presentation.If you have no prior experience in the presentation realm, this would be a good option to pursue.

Already be a certified trainer for a major technology vendor. Microsoft clearly spells out five and of course, they’re listed: Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, Novell and Oracle. If you’re already an MCT, this is your loophole for not having to take and pass presentation courses every year!

If you already work as an instructor at an accredited academic institution, Microsoft takes the school’s word that you are a good instructor — at least good enough to keep your job!Simply have your Organization fax or scan over proof of employment on your organization’s letterhead and you’re there.

MCT Requirement Number 3: You must maintain high scores

As an MCT, you are required to distribute surveys to your students as each class draws to an end. You are required to maintain very high ratings in order to maintain your MCT status, so if your idea of teaching is reading out of the textbook to your students (or worse, having students read a paragraph at a time around the room — ARRRRGGHGHHHH!!), go ahead and skip on to the next blog post. MCT isn’t for you.

MCT Requirement Number 4: You must teach

If you’re a new MCT, you have to teach at least one Microsoft course in your first year.

MCT is just not like any other certification,the bearer has the edge over other trainers-

  • When it comes to shortlisting by any company among MCTs and Non-MCTs,
  • For certain trainings only an MCT is eligible to apply.
  • An MCT is eligible for more remuneration as compared to any other Non-MCT.

Apart from the credibility which MCT tag assigns you there are enormous facilities which are given by Microsoft , you gain access to the MCT member site, which provides all the latest news and resources, including trainer readiness resources, announcements about exams and Microsoft Learning products, and MCT program logos. Also an MCT gets an opportunity to meet leaders in the field of trainings through various summits held at national and international level.

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