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Two new MCSE certifications available in beta

Today Microsoft has released four new IT Pro exams leading up to two new MCSE certifications. As both Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 have been released to manufacturing (Source: Windows Server Blog) the accompanying certifications have been released as well. The exams will be available as Beta exams from the 6th of August until the 20th of August with registration commencing at the 1st of August. For more information regarding Beta exams please have a look at the official FAQ by Microsoft here.

In case you have not received an invitation from Microsoft make sure you read up in my previous post on how to setup your Microsoft SME profile here:
New beta exams released for Windows Server 2012

The exams that and certifications that have been released are as follows:

MCSE: Server Infrastructure

So if you are interested head out to the Prometric Registration Website to sign up for any of the exams. Good luck!


Microsoft reintroduces MCSE

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.

New Microsoft Certification Tree

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…