The Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Certification is one of the most widely-recognized certifications in IT.

This certification allow for in-depth study of particular skills, highlighting your field of expertise, so that you are equipped to handle specific job profiles: such as database administrator or enterprise messaging administrator.

Even though most of the MCITP certifications will be discontinued after July 31, 2014, you could take advantage of the special upgrades in MCITP to earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) faster & validate the investment you make: both in terms of money & effort.

Apart from the popular Windows Server 2008 certification, which was retired recently, following certifications are still in prevalence & widely recognized:

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