An MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) certification validates an individual’s expertise in performing a particular IT job role, such as that of an enterprise administrator, network administrator or virtualization administrator.
MCITP credential not only imparts the skills to configure, install, and troubleshoot Microsoft technologies, it also builds expertise to manage Microsoft product implementations and deployments. Professionals can then become proficient in making necessary organizational and technology decisions to fulfill business objectives related to IT. MCITP, however, is based on earlier versions of MS products, therefore holds value for companies where previous versions are still being used.
Going further, candidates can get special upgrade certifications to earn MCSA or MCSE in order to keep pace with the changing times.