The lowest level of Microsoft certification. The MCP is a catch all term to describe someone who has passed one M$ certification exam in any area from Windows 98 to COM. If you have the breath to fog a glass, you can get an MCP.

Having two MCP's on staff makes your company eligible to become a M$ Certified Partner. With that status, a company can get big discounts on M$ development products. Not a bad deal over all.