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Update: Microsoft Certifications Renewed – Understand What Changed and Enjoy Promotion 2×1


Yesterday in an announcement closed on Microsoft Learning Partners (CPLS) Microsoft has released the new rules and certification policies.

Some I had commented before when the new track to SQL Server 2012


We go to a summary:

  • Return the old names, with the change in the ultimate acronym: MCSE = Microsoft Certified Solution Expert, MCSA = Microsoft Certified Solution Associate, MCSD = Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
  • At the basic level, MCSA is not necessary, but Expert levels (MCSE/MCSD) recertification is required every 3 years, Microsoft product lifecycle
  • The MCSA turns a base with common to different specialisations, exams being easier to get upgrade

Advantages of the new model:

  • Returns terms known market are clear hierarchy. The current term MCTS and MCITP (specialist) (Professional) don’t leave unclear what was greater among them
  • The MCSA becomes common basis, which is not the case with many current MCTS that are the basis for only one or at most 2 MCITP requiring the candidate has to do many examinations
  • Unlike the numerous MCTS today, MCSA is low numbers of titles. According to Microsoft will reduce in 85% the number of certifications

Follows the example of the MCSE certification, already in the new Private Cloud model:



To ensure that the current tests do not suffer a fall of demand Microsoft is creating a promotion where the candidate will be one of the current exams and earn a new equivalent examinations automatically called 2 x


Update on 4/22/2012:

Starting with the release of new certifications is already being viewed in the transcripts in the case who was equivalencia MCITP Server Administrator is to have MCSA Windows 2008:


Remembering that the validity or expiration of a certificate is only valid for the "Experts" or MCSE.

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