troubleshooting Question

What is the difference between a certificate and a Private/Public key pair?

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I started reading:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/9063.network-device-enrollment-service-ndes-in-active-directory-certificate-services-ad-cs.aspx

where is says:
"At the end of the transactions defined in this protocol, the network device will have a private key and associated certificate that is issued by a CA. Applications on the device may use the key and its associated certificate to interact with other entities on the network."

I've used self-generated Private and Public keys in Windows and Linux before to encrypt and decrypt files with a 3rd party.

What is the difference between a certificate and the Private/Public key pair that I am have used before?
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