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Well as a 17 year veteran of Microsoft learning. I feel like I’m stepping through a time warp. Yes, it’s true Microsoft are in there infinite wisdom bringing back the much loved MCSE & MCSA Certifications. Although with a slight difference. It will not be a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer but now known as Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert. You can start either on topics such as System Centre or SQL but it is widely expected that these will expand to include Windows 8, Office 365, Exchange 15 and so on.
Anyway, here’s the scoop from Redmond! (Well done Ken)
This is an important moment in the history—and future—of Microsoft certifications. Candidates for Microsoft certifications — and those who might employ them—are increasingly saying they need cloud services as part of the job descriptions. Today’s technical professionals need to understand a broader array of technologies in order to plan and design optimal solutions. It’s clear that our certification candidates must delve deeper in order to integrate public cloud, private cloud, and on-premise technologies effectively.
To accommodate these changes, we have reinvented Microsoft’s certification program. Our new certifications for IT professionals and developers are tiered in three levels—Associate, Expert, and Master. The flagship certification, and destination for most IT professionals, is the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert or MCSE. It carries a familiar abbreviation, but has been “reinvented” to focus on the depth and breadth needed for cloud, on-premise, and hybrid solutions. Similarly, MCSD, or Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer, is our new expert level developer certification.
I invite you to learn more about our new certifications via the links below.
- Read more about the reinvented certification program in our MSL Newsroom at:
- Keep up-to-date on the latest Microsoft Certification offerings at: