Being considered as one of the ‘Big Five’ technology companies in the world, Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, it develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface lineup of touch screen personal computers. Microsoft is ranked No. 30 in the 2018 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

Microsoft also produces a wide range of other consumer and enterprise software for desktops, laptops, tabs, gadgets, and servers, including Internet Search (with Bing), The Digital Services Market (through MSN), Mixed Reality (HoloLens), Cloud Computing (Azure), and Software Development (Visual Studio)

Its corporate acquisitions include Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in May 2011 & LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in December 2016.

In 2018 Microsoft reclaimed its position as the most valuable publicly traded company in the world. In April 2019, Microsoft reached the trillion-dollar market cap, becoming the third U.S. public company to be valued at over $1 trillion.

What every technology professional needs to get ahead?

Looking to get ahead in today’s competitive tech world? Now, more than ever, training and certifications are vital to fuel a successful career. Microsoft certification makes technology professionals more likely to get hired, demonstrate clear business impact, and advance their careers.

Make noticeable career impact

Take your career to the next level. Microsoft Certified Professionals make immediate impact, helping you get noticed and move forward quickly in your career. Compared to their peers, Microsoft certified developers are 90% more productive and nearly 60% more efficient. This means that they make nearly twice as many applications per year and in half the time per application. For school students, having a Microsoft certification enhances probability of admission into a good college & gaining valuable internships.

Get hired and be productive, faster

Certifications fuel new and valuable careers. Microsoft Certified Professionals spend less time interviewing and more time driving value. Adding a Microsoft certification to your resume helps you stand out and get hired—faster. In some cases, certification has allowed hiring managers to fill positions 25% more quickly. What’s more, certified new hires are fully productive an entire month sooner than their uncertified peers. This level of productivity makes your impact and skills clearly stand out.

Get promoted

If it’s true that time is money, then earning a Microsoft certification is certainly worth the time. On average, Microsoft certified technologists earn 15% more than their uncertified peers. What’s more, certified employees are often entrusted with supervising their peers—putting you on the fast track for a promotion. Certified technologists advance their careers quickly, becoming qualified leaders on their teams and in their businesses

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