Leading on from this question about certification, if I get someone interviewing for a job who says they are an MCP, or MCDBA, or MCTS, or MCITP, or even MVP, how can I check their credentials? Especially if I haven't participated in any of these schemes and don't understand the validity periods and what constitutes 'proof'
So, based on the answers so far, someone can claim to have certification, and if they decline to share the information, there is no way of independently checking the validity?
MCPs : 'MCPs can elect to share their certification information by providing you with their Transcript ID and their Access Code'
MVPs : 'The Microsoft MVP Awardee directory contains a listing of all the MVPs that want to share their information publicly'