Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate or MCSA is a beginner level credential from Microsoft that establishes an individual’s expertise and validates knowledge on Microsoft technologies. MCSA is also a pre-requisite to attain higher certifications in order to achieve better proficiency in a subject. It is the first of the MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) certifications, and quite necessary in the corporate world to demonstrate technical knowledge of a Microsoft product or service.
MCSA Certification Facts
- On average, Microsoft certified professionals earn 15% higher than their uncertified counterparts.
- Around 64% hiring managers acknowledge that certifications hold a high value in determining the skills of job candidates.
- Nearly 60% of surveyed professionals reported that earning a certification got them a new job.