Microsoft has certification paths for many technical job roles. Each of these certifications consists of passing a series of exams to earn certification. Microsoft certifications are organized into three levels. We recommend starting with the fundamental certifications as they are ideal for individuals just starting in technology or needing an overview of the basics. When you are ready, move on to the associate certifications. These exams cover a more comprehensive working experience, but related fundamental certifications are not required. The third level of certification is expert. These exams cover deeper technical subjects and may require specific associate level certifications.