When my University Lecturer at Kenya Methodist University here in Kenya introduced the idea of being Microsoft certified, many students took it lightly without knowing the benefits of being certified. I, being an employee at Transoceanic Projects & Development, got promoted to head of the IT-Department in East Africa & Middle East. This was after I sent my CEO a copy of my Microsoft certificate and my salary was increased by 45%. Thank you Microsoft!
I recommend MTA often to my colleagues, co-workers and family members by explaining to them the benefits of being a Microsoft Certified Professional. My life style changed after a huge salary increment and my colleagues in finance department who are privy to the payroll came quietly to ask me why the CEO singled me out for salary increment leaving out other staff. My obvious answer was that I got a Microsoft certification, hence high performance.