MCSA and MCSE are back!!

Yes the title says it all. The MCSA and MCSE are back. However, they have been renamed and rebranded. This is to reflect the shift towards cloud solutions.

The MCSA is Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

and

The MCSE is Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert

As it stands now, based on the Microsoft Learning web site:

The MCTIP: Server 2008 Server Administrator (640, 642, 646) has now been renamed MCSA:  Windows Server 2008.

Based on info found here, the MCITP will not be updated. This goes for MCTS as well, which can be found here. Those who have MCITPs will be able to upgrade to MCSE. Basically, job role out (MCTS) and build and design in (MCSA).

I highly suggest reading the FAQs in the above links for more information.

Here is the link to see what is going on for the cloud certs: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-private-cloud.aspx

Hopefully MSL will update the statuses on transcripts to reflect these changes, for those who have passed the exams already.

As a side note: Until Jan. 31, 2013, exam 70-659 will be good towards the cloud exams, taking the place of 70-247.

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