CTEC is globally known as Certified Technical Education Center, this term was introduced by Microsoft in early 1990s.
The Microsoft Certified Technical Education Centre (Microsoft CTEC) channel provides training for computer professions in the use of Microsoft products. Microsoft CTECs are authorised to deliver Microsoft Official Curriculum courses to computer professionals using Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs). Through Microsoft CTECs, Microsoft Certified Solution Providers learn about Microsoft BackOffice, Internet and developer tools technology.
Currently the program involves more than 900 training centers in North America with a total of more than 1,900 Microsoft CTECs worldwide. Microsoft Official Curriculum courses are taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs), professionals certified by Microsoft for a particular product or technology.
As known today, Microsoft replaced CTEC program by the new one, Certified Partners for Learning Solutions.