Today I was taken aback by the news that Microsoft decided to breathe new life into the MCSE certification. After seeing official Microsoft posts pronouncing MCSE was dead just three years ago, as shown on the Microsoft Learning blog: The MCSE is dead, its time to move on. Their decision to reinstate the certification is surprising to say the least.
There are some changes as well, MCSE no longer stands for Microsoft Certified System Engineer. The new title will be Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert. Similar changes have been made for MCSA and the Microsoft Certified Master certification has been renamed to MCSM, Microsoft Certified Solutions Master. Also recertification is mandatory for the new certification tracks.
There is a FAQ available on the Microsoft Learning website:
MCSE: Reinvented for the Cloud
All in all I think this is a good move, the MCSE certification is still very much alive and in demand and I recently caught myself translating MCITP:EA to MCSE 2008…