Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)

The Microsoft Certified Professional course provides graduates with the skills necessary to troubleshoot desktop environments that run on the Windows operating system.

What does the course entail?

The course covers a number of modules aimed at giving students the skills to skills to pursue a career in an IT based environment in a variety of roles relating to network and OS Administration and troubleshooting. The course also covers learner personal development

What do you need to join the course?

  • An interest in PCs and how they operate
  • The ability to understand technical information
  • Logical problem solving skills
  • Good colour vision
  • Good communication skills

What does course cover?

  • FIT World of Work Supports
  • ECDL
  • Communications
  • Computer Operating Systems and Networking
  • Windows XP Installation and Administration
  • Supporting Users and Troubleshooting
  • CompTIA Networik+


  • CompTIA
  • ECDL
  • Microsoft

What a job in the sector may involve

A Certified Professional (Operating Systems) provides hands-on support when systems software is upgraded and application software is installed and configured. The administration of these duties usually involves helpdesk support and roll-outs.

How can I progress within this area?

There are a number of different progression paths currently available to graduates of the FIT MCP programme. For those graduates that are keen to enter employment the course will equip learners with the skills necessary to compete within the labour market.

Alternatively, learners who wish to progress onto further education will be assisted by both FIT Training & Employment Officers and guidance staff within their college.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)



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