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EA (Enrolled Agent) Program Information

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Perquisites

  • No minimum age, education, citizenship or residency requirements.
  • The Internal Revenue Code, regulations, and laws to pass the IRS Special Enrollment Examination are something that Candidates need know enough.
  • A Professional Taxpayer Identification Number (PTIN) is a must-have.
  • Register at the Prometric website to pursue the certification once you have received your PTIN
    (there are exceptions for non-residents of the United States who wish to sit for the Special Enrollment Examination).
  • A candidate is not required to register with Prometric prior to scheduling your training through CPATrainingCenter.

 

Qualifying criteria

(Required Curriculum Candidates who wish to become an Enrolled Agent must meet the following qualifying criteria:)

  • Apply for enrollment using IRS Form 2587 @ http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f2587.pdf
  • Pass a background check to ensure that you have not engaged in any conduct that would justify the suspension or disbarment of an attorney, CPA, or Enrolled Agent from practice before the IRS.
  • Follow one of these two tracks:
    • Online Examination
    • Candidates must achieve passing scores on each of a three-part online Special Enrollment Examination (SEE). Candidates can apply to take the SEE by submission of Form 2587, found on the Prometric Testing Center website.
    • IRS Experience
    • Candidates can become an enrolled agent by virtue of past service and technical experience working for the Internal Revenue Service in certain jobs or positions. Generally, there is a five-year experience requirement in positions that require certain levels of technical experience specified in Circular 230.

 

 


What is PTIN?

  • A pin to get tax returned

How to get PTIN?

  • to get a PTIN, file IRS Form W-7P (there are exceptions for non-residents of the United States who wish to sit for the Special Enrollment Examination).

What is IRS?

  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a United States government agency tasked with collecting yearly state and income tax from working residents and businesses. http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-irs-internal-revenue-service.htm The IRS Special Enrollment Examination (SEE) To Become An Enrolled Agent (EA) The EA Exam, officially known as the Special Enrollment Examination (SEE), is a three-part exam administered by Prometric on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service. Each part is taken as a separate 100 question EA exam and you will have 3.5 hours to answer all questions for that part. A new EA examination period commences each year on May 1 and continues through February 28 of the following year. No testing occurs during March or April. The period that begins on May 1, 2012 will include questions based on the 2011 tax year. A passing score on each part of the SEE exam is required before the IRS will admit an enrolled agent to practice. Scaled scores are determined by ranking your EA test results against others taking the examination, on a scale ranging between 40 and 130. A score of 105 is the minimum required to pass the SEE. Test results are available immediately following the EA test. Those who pass are informed, but they do not receive a score. Those who fail receive a score along with a diagnostic report indicating the areas of weakness. A candidate may re-take each part up to four times each testing period. There is a two year window from the time you pass the first part, to pass the other two parts of the SEE exam. How to Register for the IRS Special Enrollment Exam All candidates who wish to schedule an EA examination need a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) – To obtain a PTIN, you will need to register online at www.irs.gov/taxpros.

 

 

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Microsoft Certificate Information

Microsoft Certifications bring valuable, measurable rewards to students, IT professionals, their managers, and the organizations that employ them. These certifications are designed to provide the recognition you need to help you excel in your career and provide employers with validation of your skills.

Overview

Microsoft Certifications are available for most Microsoft technologies and all skill levels. Achieving a Microsoft Certification helps provide you with relevant skills that can lead you to a fulfilling career, while giving you access to valuable Microsoft Certification Program benefits. These benefits include access to the member site and a vast, global network of other certified professionals. Learn more about certification in the below images.


Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)

The Microsoft Certified Architect program recognizes and provides advanced certification to practicing architects in an enterprise setting.

 


Microsoft Certified Master (MCM)

The MCM program helps experienced IT professionals demonstrate and validate their ability to successfully design and implement solutions that meet the most complex business requirements.

 


Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)

An MCITP certification demonstrates comprehensive skills in deploying, supporting, and optimizing IT infrastructures.

 


Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)

An MCPD certification demonstrates comprehensive skills in designing, developing, and deploying applications for a particular job role.

 


Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

The MCTS certification helps enable IT professionals to target specific technologies and to distinguishthemselves by demonstrating in-depth knowledge and expertise.


Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

An MTA certification helps students explore career options in technology, prepare for advanced studies and MCTS exams, and demonstrate fundamental knowledge of hardware or IT infrastructure or software technology. Figure 1. The various Microsoft Certification tracks For more detail on Microsoft Certification, see the “Recommended Path to Certification” and the “Certification Tracks” tabs that are part of this page.


Microsoft Office Specialist Master

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Masters have more than a working familiarity with Microsoft Office programs—they are technically skilled to take advantage of the breadth of features efficiently and effectively.


Microsoft Office Specialist Expert

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert certification helps demonstrate an individual’s overall comprehension and expertise on specific Microsoft Office programs.


Microsoft Office Specialist

A Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) is globally recognized for demonstrating advanced business skills in using Microsoft Office 2010, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, and Windows Vista; or highly developed skills in using other Microsoft desktop software. Figure 2. The various Microsoft Office certification tracks http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-overview.aspx

 

Microsoft Certifications by Name

Microsoft Certification helps validate the skills you use every day. It helps you improve your technology problem-solving skills and your performance on the job. Go ahead. Strive for the rewards, respect, and recognition you deserve. Become a Microsoft Certified Professional!

Get to the next level with certification

The following tables list Microsoft Certifications by name and describe how they enable IT professionals to help display and validate their skills and experience.

IT professional
MCTS A Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification helps enable IT professionals to target specific technologies and to distinguish themselves by demonstrating in-depth knowledge and expertise.
MCITP A Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certification helps enable IT professionals to demonstrate comprehensive skills in planning, deploying, supporting, maintaining, and optimizing IT infrastructures.
MCDST A Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) certification helps enable IT professionals to demonstrate technical and customer service skills in troubleshooting hardware and software operation issues in Microsoft Windows environments.
MCSA A Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification helps enable IT professionals to demonstrate their ability to administer network and systems environments with Windows Server 2003–based business solutions. Note For newer Microsoft technologies, such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Windows Server 2008, or Microsoft SQL Server 2008, you should pursue the MCITP certification.
MCDBA A Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) certification helps enable IT professionals to demonstrate their ability to design, implement, and administer Microsoft SQL Server databases.
MCSE A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification helps enable IT professionals to demonstrate their ability to design and implement an infrastructure solution with Windows Server 2003–based business solutions. Note For newer Microsoft technologies, such as Exchange Server 2010, Windows Server 2008, or SQL Server 2008, we recommend that you pursue the MCITP certification.
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for Microsoft Dynamics A Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist certification helps enable IT professionals to demonstrate their proficiency with Microsoft Dynamics and related business products.
Microsoft Certified IT Professional for Microsoft Dynamics A Microsoft Certified IT Professional certification helps enable IT professionals to demonstrate professional proficiency with Microsoft Dynamics in one of three areas: applications, developer, or installation and configuration.
MTA A Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification helps students explore career options in technology, prepare for advanced studies and MCTS exams, and demonstrate their fundamental knowledge of hardware and IT infrastructure.
Developer
MCPD A Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) certification helps enable IT professionals to demonstrate comprehensive skills in designing, developing, and deploying applications for a particular job role. These certifications show that you have the skills required to perform the job successfully.
MCAD A Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) certification helps enable IT professionals to demonstrate their ability to use Microsoft technologies to develop and maintain department-level applications, components, Web or desktop clients, or back-end data services.
MCSD A Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) certification helps enable IT professionals to demonstrate their ability to design and develop leading-edge business solutions with Microsoft development tools, technologies, platforms, and the Windows operating system.
MTA A Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification helps students explore career options in technology, prepare for advanced studies and MCTS exams, and demonstrate their fundamental knowledge of software technology.
Advanced certifications
Microsoft Certified Master The Microsoft Certified Master program helps enable experienced IT professionals to demonstrate and validate their ability to successfully design and implement solutions that meet the most complex business requirements.
Microsoft Certified Architect The Microsoft Certified Architect program recognizes and provides advanced certification to practicing architects in an enterprise setting.
Home and office user
MOS A Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) is globally recognized for demonstrating advanced business skills in using Microsoft Office 2010, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, and Windows Vista; or highly developed skills in using other Microsoft desktop software.
Trainer
MCT A Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) certification helps enable IT professionals to demonstrate they can successfully deliver Microsoft training courses to IT professionals and developers.
MCLC The Microsoft Certified Learning Consultant (MCLC) credential recognizes Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) whose job roles have grown to include frequent consultative engagements with customers. These MCTs are experts in designing and delivering customized learning solutions.