A Microsoft Certified Partner has been in business for at least 5 years, has passed several tests, and has proven skills in their particular field.
Microsoft Most Valuable
Professionals (MVPs) are a highly select group of the technical community's brightest that share a willingness to help others.
A Microsoft Certified Professional
(MCP) has demonstrated a clear expertise with Microsoft products and platforms to co-workers, employers and themselves.
A Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) designs cutting edge business solutions with Microsoft development tools, technologies,
platforms, and the Microsoft Windows architecture.
A Microsoft Certified Application Developer
(MCAD) develops and maintains department-level applications, components, Web or desktop clients, or back-end data services using Microsoft technologies.