Both certifications require a much wider knowledge and overall exam are necessary here 5-8, to earn them. So far, an MCSE on Windows Server 2008 / R2 based is offered and is called private cloud MCSE. Newer MCSE offers are not yet available, but then in the future will be based on Windows Server 8 or other subjects (e.g. SQL Server). The certification to the MCSD for developers will be available with the next release of Visual Studio. Currently, this certification is still not acquirable.

Recertification / upgrade checks / releases the already acquired MCTS and MCITP will continue certifications for current technologies exist, but is expected to be with the advent of newer versions with the new Certifications replaced. For example there will be more no way for SQL Server 2008 from the middle of next year, to purchase the MCTS or MCITP. MCSA who has already earned an MCITP Windows Server administrator, automatically. It is so-called upgrade type for (almost) all existing MCTS, MCITP, and MCPD exams tests, to obtain the new certifications. In addition these are expected to automatically expanded to a MCSA, MCSE or MCSD, if the conditions are met. New releases for the latest technologies are scheduled as follows:-Windows 7 (client): Windows 8 (client) release in Q3/2012 and Q1/2013 – Windows Server 2008: Windows Server 8 release in Q3/2013 and Q1/2013 – SQL Server 2008: SQL Server 2012 certification already appeared – Visual Studio 2010: Visual Studio 2012 release date still unknown we will keep you informed about all innovations and accordingly revise our course offer in the next few months, as soon as all tests are available and the appropriate courses offered by Microsoft. Minerva UG Melanie kurz