Maybe you recently passed a Microsoft Technical Specialist (TS) exam at the request of your Microsoft Partner Network employer. Great work! This may help your partner organization meet MPN requirements.
We want to help you, as an individual, also showcase your effort. After all, you’re the one who put in the time and energy to get certified.
I’m happy to announce that you can now showcase that knowledge and skillset on your personal LinkedIn page.
It’s simple—sign in to your LinkedIn profile (or set up a new account). Then go Profile, and Edit Profile. On the right-hand side of the page, you’ll see an option for Certifications. Click +Add and type in your recent certification. Make sure you select “Microsoft” from the Certification Authority field. Then click Save.
This option is available for TS certifications as well as Sales or Presales Specialist accreditations, too.
Let’s look at a few scenarios.
Let’s say you’re a systems admin who recently passed Exam 74-325 Administering Office 365 for Small Business. This helps your partner organization meet requirements for the Small Business competency—and helps you individually show off your technical knowledge of Office 365 accreditation. Add that to your personal LinkedIn page.
Or, maybe you’re in a sales role and took the Sales Assessment for Server Platform to help your partner organization meet requirements for the Server Platform competency. You’ve also individually earned the Sales Specialist accreditation for Server and Sales Specialist status. Add that to your individual LinkedIn profile!
By consistently updating your LinkedIn profile, you keep your name in front of your contacts via the LinkedIn news stream. You never know—maybe a potential employer is looking for your skills and the next great job is right around the corner.