Within the MCTS certification track there are several Microsoft exams and certifications that do not fit into the main categories. These exams are labeled as “others” but should be considered no less important than any other. They contain knowledge and verify skills that cannot be used elsewhere. The technologies themselves are independent, and participants who choose to work with them cannot put their skills in it toward any other technology or certification.
This is a good thing when companies are in need of individuals to specialize in this certain technology, and with a specialization certification in it you will be sure to be viewed as an asset to the company.
The Microsoft MCTS can be earned in such technologies as Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010, which is common in companies that use it to integrate multiple systems in order to increase output, Volume Licensing Specialist, in both small and large organizations, Forefront Identity Manager 2010, which is used in enterprise companies with a large number of dynamic identities, and the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, which encompasses basic to intermediate configuration knowledge of several other technologies and servers.
Just like any other exam, these Microsoft tests can be accompanied with a TestsLive practice exam and Microsoft training resources. In many cases, these technologies are not the primary source of work for the individual becoming certified in them. For this reason, extensive experience is not required; although some experience will be beneficial to your understanding of the key application concepts, most of the knowledge can be attained through the training materials. Find out more information about these exams and other MCTS certifications by going to the Microsoft website.