Monday, 23 April 2012

How the Microsoft changes affect you


  • MCTS – opt for new MCSA certification paths. No new MCTS certs will be released as of April 2012. After the product version of your MCTS retires, your certification will hold a legacy status.
  • MCITP (in general) – MCITP certifications will not be updated for future versions of Microsoft Products. Unless you’re looking at MCITP EA or SA, opt for new MCSE certification tracks.
  • MCITP System Administrator and MCITP: Enterprise AdministratorYou will get the new Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) automatically.
  • MCITP Database Administrator 2008 and MCITP: Database Developer 2008Upgrade to MCSE: Data Platform. You can upgrade with 3 exams. You will also get the MCSA: SQL Server 2012.
  • MCITP Business Intelligence 2008 Upgrade to MCSE: Business Intelligence. You can upgrade with 3 exams. You will also get the MCSA: SQL Server 2012.
  • MCSA on Windows Server 2003 – You can opt for MCITP certifications and then proceed to the new MCSE, but it’s quicker to opt straight for the MCSE certification.