We will discuss Microsoft certification testing in two stages. First we will describe it in relation to test preparation and second we will describe it in relation to the final examination.
There are various efficient sources available which will assist you in the preparation of Microsoft certification test. After you have completed your preparation for the examination and have developed the skills to pass the required exam, it is time to test yourself. Online is the place where you will find a number of helpful resources such as practice tests, etc.
These online testing exams are of high standards. Websites offering such practice tests generally charge a small amount or no amount for them. The pattern and curriculum of these tests are exactly according to the Microsoft MCAD syllabus.
You can also make use of practice tests from Microsoft Certified Practice Test Providers (PTPs) as a diagnostic tool which will identify your strengths & weaknesses. From them, you will get enough expertise for the final Microsoft certification exams even before attempting it.
Now comes the foremost facet of Microsoft certification testing. The actual (final) Microsoft certification testing exams are administered by Prometric and Virtual University Enterprises (VUE). These two are the leading providers of technology-based testing. Both of them offer a web of computer-based testing centers having thousands of locations all around the world.
To appear in the Microsoft certification exams, you will have to register with Prometric or VUE online or via phone. It is very important to note that Pearson VUE will stop selling Microsoft professional certification exams w.e.f August 31, 2007.
If you have registered for the exams with Pearson VUE before August 31, 2007, then the organization will administer the exams till December 31, 2007. After that Pearson VUE will terminate selling & administering Microsoft Dynamics exams.
This form of testing is a highly professional process. You should prefer the practice tests only from Microsoft Certified PTPs rather than any other source. As far as the certification testing of the actual exams goes, you need not worry about it. It is governed by top individual organizations.