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The British Computer Society (BCS) and Prodigy Learning have worked together to accredit Microsoft Certified Fundamentals (MCF) Certifications. This unique partnership will offer further recognition and benefits to learners at UK Further & Higher Education institutions who purchase MCF certification exams from Prodigy Learning for delivery at a Certiport Authorised Testing Centre.   

On successful completion of MCF certification, students can now receive an extra digital badge to showcase their BCS accredited course and gain access to a dedicated area of MyBCS (the BCS member portal) providing exclusive learning, access to CPD tools, PDP guidance and some taster courses on the latest digital tools and resources. 

Completion also gives 20% off BCS membership. If students decide to take up full BCS membership, they will get direct access to a supportive community of industry experts and the opportunity to progress onto full Chartered IT Professional status. 

Which Microsoft Certified Fundamentals (MCF) Certifications Qualify?

Microsoft Certified Fundamentals certification (MCF) places students on the path to successful future careers in artificial intelligence (AI), data science and cloud computing.  

These exams are the first tier in Microsoft’s role-based certification program and currently include 8 unique certifications:

Azure Fundamentals

AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals

Prove foundational knowledge of cloud computing and the Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud model.

Azure Fundamentals

AI-900 Azure AI Fundamentals

Prove foundational knowledge of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) workloads and how to implement them on Azure.

M365 Fundamentals

DP-900 Azure Data Fundamentals

Prove foundational knowledge of core data concepts and how they are implemented using Microsoft Azure data services.

M365 Fundamentals

MS-900 M365 Fundamentals

Prove foundational knowledge, available options and benefits gained by implementing Microsoft 365 cloud service offerings.

Power Platform Fundamentals

PL-900 Power Platform Fundamentals

Prove skills in automating business processes, analysing data and acting more effectively.

Dynamics 365 Fundamentals CRM Digital Badge

MB-910 Dynamics 365 Fundamentals CRM

Prove general knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365 customer engagement apps.

Dynamics 365 Fundamentals ERP Digital Badge

MB-920 Dynamics 365 Fundamentals ERP

Prove functional understanding of Microsoft Dynamics 365 finance and operations apps.

Security Compliance and Identity Fundamentals Digital Badge

SC-900 Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals

Prove foundational knowledge of security, compliance, and identity (SCI) across cloud-based and related Microsoft services.

Each of these Microsoft Certified Fundamentals (MCF) certifications that cover the basics of AI, Cloud, Data, Security and more have now received the seal of approval from the British Computer Society (BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT), through its new Tech 10 Accreditation. 

To receive this new BCS quality standard accreditation, courses must fulfil 10 criteria to demonstrate excellent course development and delivery standards. Microsoft Certified Fundamentals allows students and early career starters to demonstrate proficiency in the digital skills they need to thrive in the modern workplace. 

How Will Students Qualify?

In partnership with the BCS, Prodigy Learning are providing this new accreditation free of charge to all academic testing centres purchasing an MCF exam pack for delivery at their organisation via their Certiport Authorised Testing Centre (CATC) account.  

N.B. new customers can register a Certiport Authorised Testing Centre account for their organisation by following the 4 easy steps outlined on the support page – How To: Register a Certiport Authorised Test Centre (CATC) Account – Prodigy Learning. 

To qualify, students will need to:

a) register to sit MCF with a qualifying CATC

b) register with the BCS Certiport Exam Group to qualify for the free added BCS Tech 10 benefits.

– The BCS will need to verify that you have passed an MCF certification in order to qualify for the benefits and students will need to register with the BCS Exam Group in order for this to happen.

c) sit and pass your MCF certification

d) receive a congratulatory email from the BCS with the value-added accreditation benefits  

MTC Certificate

Career paths

Microsoft Certified Fundamentals leads towards:

  • Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Desktop Admin
  • Dynamics Consultant
  • Dynamics User
Tech 10 Accreditation Badge from BCS

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Prodigy Learning's "Four Stage Learning Pathway"

Prodigy Learning offers a comprehensive pathway for Microsoft Certified Fundamentals certification from learning solutions through to certification exams. To ensure that the certifications are delivered successfully, Prodigy Learning strongly recommends following the Four Stage Learning Pathway leveraging these solutions.

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1. Skills Analysis

Use GMetrix or Measureup as a Skills Analysis tool to identify learners' areas of weakness.

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2. Learning Solutions

Use LearnKey video training or other approved self-paced or instructor-led Learning Solutions.

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3. Practice Tests

Sit the GMetrix or Measureup Practice Test. Comprehensive reporting proves readiness for the certification exam.

4. Certification Exam

Sit the Exam.  Prove learners' skills with a robust, internationally standardised assessment.

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