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New certifications and updates – 20 years of Microsoft Certification

03/12/2012

In recent times the certifications are no longer a differential to become a requirement for hiring in enterprises. For those who is already in a large company, especially technology, know that in the career plan is required to include at least one certification per year.

It is true that the presence of professionals who use BrainDumps to take the exams has created a certain mistrust with those who just take scripts or has the transcript in hand, without being able to prove competence.

But we should not leave aside the professional certifications add value to our knowledge. Speaking for myself, I can tell you that many issues just spent to understand and explore when I noticed that the list of topics for particular examination of a product required specific knowledge.

I found a very interesting post where the certification team shows some changes between the original program 20 years ago and the current: http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/btl/b/weblog/archive/2012/02/14/20-years-of-certification-exams-grow-up.aspx

With that in mind, let’s explore some of the new certifications that Microsoft has released and updated in recent weeks.

The first and already commented at the end of the month are step exams SQL Server MCT Summit 2012 as reported in and I discussed in the post http://www.marcelosincic.com.br/blog/post/Treinamentos-Oficiais-e-Certificacao-para-SQL-Server-2012.aspx

Were also upgraded Windows 2008 exams, which now include the knowledge of Windows 2008 R2 and SP1. The previous created some difficulty, exams because the professionals already familiar with what’s new in R2 + SP1 experienced outdated questions. For details about the updated certification and courses that are now in version "B" also upgraded to R2 + SP1, click http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-windowsserver.aspx

More recently we have received information about the new certifications for System Center, and now with the new integrated product family, a certification for Cloud Computing. These examinations are still under development and will be open beta during MMS 2012 in Las Vegas in April.

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This new certification of Private Cloud is interesting and proves knowledge of a variety of products because it involves the VMM, DPM, SCOM, Orchestrator, App Controller, WSUS and APP-V. But because it is so comprehensive?

The reason is that the management of a virtualized datacenter is much more complex than just knowing the Hyper-V and Virtual Machine concepts. This new certification is very well aligned with the expectations of the market and makes it clear that Microsoft is investing a lot in this area with the new release of System Center.

Also we already have noticiais System Center 2012 exams, with the announcement of 70-243 (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-243) System Center Configuration Manager 2012 and 70-242 (http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/btl/b/weblog/archive/2011/03/24/system-center-folks-we-need-your-input.aspx) for System Center Operations Manager, 2012 for the SCOM 2012 still no detailed content.

Enjoy the release of Release Candidate versions of System Center 2012 http://www.marcelosincic.com.br/blog/post/Download-de-Betas-e-RCs-da-familia-System-Center-2012.aspx, as well as the Virtual Labs that already have several modules with System Center 2012 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/systemcenter/bb539977

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