Het is druk bij Microsoft. Heel veel nieuwe producten zien het daglicht in 2012 en 2013. Dit zorgt er ook voor dat in een ongekend kort tijdsbestek ruwweg driekwart van de Microsoft trainingen en examens vervangen worden. Nieuwe examens en de nieuwe MCSA en MCSE certificeringen zijn een feit.

Het is druk bij Microsoft. Heel veel nieuwe producten zien het daglicht in 2012 en 2013. Dit zorgt er ook voor dat in een ongekend kort tijdsbestek ruwweg driekwart van de Microsoft trainingen en examens vervangen worden. Nieuwe examens en de nieuwe MCSA en MCSE certificeringen zijn een feit.
Zijn de oude examens en certificeringen nu niet meer waardevol? Zeker niet!
Wat zegt Microsoft hier nu zelf over op haar website:
"Your certification will remain valuable as long as companies are using the relevant technologies."
"Certifications remain valid based on the technology needs and trends in the market and that are not designated as inactive on your transcript."
"When a certification is deemed no longer valid for current technology trends/solutions, that certification will transition to a Legacy status. As of September 2012, certifications designated as Legacy will no longer be available to be earned. Also beginning in September 2012, Legacy certifications will still appear on your transcript, but will be designated as Legacy."
"Even though a specific certification has been designated as Legacy, it may still have value to companies and individuals who are still using that older technology."

Exams have one of two statuses:

  • Active – an exam and/or certification currently available on current technology in market
  • Retired – the date in which an exam is no longer available in market
NOTE: any exam passed prior to it being retired can be counted towards any applicable active certification

Certifications have one of three statuses:

  • Legacy – a certification based on older technology, or that no longer meets current technology trends
  • Inactive – a certification (MCSE, MCSD or MCSM) that requires recertification where recertification requirements have not been met
  • Discontinued – the date in which a certification is no longer available in market
NOTE: any certifications earned prior to being discontinued will remain on the transcript. In some cases, exams may remain in market after the certification is discontinued, but the certification will not be able to be earned after the discontinuation date.
Dus je kunt nu nog certificeren met de kennis die je nu bezit van de bestaande technieken en platforms. Binnenkort zal dit niet meer mogelijk zijn.
Maar het zal nog jaren duren voordat deze technieken niet meer relevant zijn in de markt, niet iedereen stapt meteen over zodra er een nieuwe versie is.

Voor welke certificering is het nu de laatste kans?

MCTS Certificering

MCTS Windows Client

  • MCTS: Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010, Deployment
  • MCTS: Windows Vista, Configuration

MCTS Windows Server

  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
  • MCTS: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Configuration
  • MCTS: Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuration
  • MCTS: Windows Essential Business Server 2008, Configuration

MCTS Sharepoint and Sharepoint Server

  • MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Application Development

MCTS SQL Server

  • MCTS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development

MCTS System Center

  • MCTS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuration
  • MCTS: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuration
  • MCTS: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007, Configuration

MCTS Virtualization

  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization

MCTS Lync Server

  • MCTS: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Configuration

MCTS Project and Project Server

  • MCTS: Microsoft Office Project 2007, Managing Projects
  • MCTS: Enterprise Project Management with Microsoft Office Project Server 2007
  • MCTS: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Configuration

MCTS Visual Studio

  • MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Windows Applications Development
  • MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Web Applications Development
  • MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 ADO.NET Applications
  • MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 ASP.NET, Applications
  • MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Communication Foundation Applications
  • MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Windows Forms Applications
  • MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Presentation Foundation Applications
  • MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Workflow Foundation Applications

MCITP Certificering

MCITP Windows Client

  • MCITP: Consumer Support Technician on Windows Vista
  • MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician on Windows Vista

MCITP Windows Server

  • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008
    - Note: Some exams will remain in market, and by passing the remaining exams you will earn the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification.
  • MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008
    - Note: These exams will remain in market, and by passing these exams you will earn the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification.
  • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2

MCITP SQL Server

  • MCITP: Database Administrator 2008
    - Some exams will remain in market and allow you to earn the MCSA: SQL Server 2008 certification.
  • MCITP: Database Developer 2008
  • MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer 2008
    - Some exams will remain in market and allow you to earn the MCSA: SQL Server 2008 certification.

MCITP Microsoft Exchange Server

  • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010
    - Retirement dates for these exams will be announced in 2013.
  • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2007

MCITP Microsoft SharePoint Server

  • MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010
    - Retirement dates for these exams will be announced in 2013.

MCITP Microsoft Lync Server

  • MCITP: Lync Server Administrator 2010

MCPD Certificering

MCPD on Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

  • MCPD: Windows Developer 4
  • MCPD: Web Developer 4

MCPD on Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

  • MCPD: Windows Developer 3.5 on Visual Studio 2008
  • MCPD: ASP.NET Developer 3.5 on Visual Studio 2008
  • MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer 3.5 on Visual Studio 2008

MCPD on Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) certifications on Visual Studio 2005 are considered legacy certifications, because at least two newer versions of the technology on which they certify are available. While one exam that is required to earn these certifications is still available, all other required exams are retired. After September 30, 2012, you will no longer be able to earn an MCPD on Visual Studio 2005, although Exam 536 will continue to be available until July 31, 2013.
  • MCPD: Windows Developer on Visual Studio 2005
  • MCPD: Web Developer on Visual Studio 2005
  • MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer on Visual Studio 2005

MCPD on Microsoft Silverlight 4

  • MCPD: Microsoft Silverlight Developer 4

Overzicht

Wat een lijst...misschien is een tabel duidelijker.
Hieronder vind je in de tabel per product welke examens gaan verdwijnen, per wanneer en welke trainingen je kunt doen om deze examens toch nog te behalen:
Examen Retirement Trainingen
Exchange 2007
70-236 30-sep-12 MOC2938 Updating Your Skills from Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 or Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2007
MOC5047 Introduction to Installing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
MOC5049 Managing Messaging Security using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
MOC5050 Recovering Messaging Servers and Databases using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
MOC5051 Monitoring and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
70-237 30-sep-12 MOC5053 Designing a Messaging Infrastructure using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
MOC5054 Designing a High Availability Messaging Solution using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
Lync Server and Office Communications Server
70-638 30-sep-12 MOC5177 Implementing and Maintaining Instant Messaging Using Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
MOC5178 Implementing and Maintaining Audio/Visual Conferencing and Web Conferencing Using Microsoft OCS 2007
MOC5179 Implementing and Maintaining Telephony Using Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
SharePoint Server
70-542 31-jan-13 MOC50146 Advanced SharePoint Development - MOSS
MOC50149 SharePoint 2007 Operations
70-630 30-sep-12 MOC5061 Implementing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
SQL
70-433 31-jul-13 MOC2778AK Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL
MOC6232 Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database
70-450 31-jul-13 MOC50400 Designing, Optimizing, and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution for Microsoft SQL Server 2008
70-451 31-jul-13 MOC59401 Designing and Optimizing Database Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Virtualization
70-659 31-jul-13 MOC10215 Implementing and Managing Microsoft Server Virtualization
70-669 31-jul-13 MOC10324 Implementing and Managing Microsoft Desktop Virtualization
70-693 31-jul-13 MOC50273 Planning and Designing Microsoft Virtualization Solutions
Visual Studio
70-502 31-jul-13 MOC6460 Visual Studio 2008: Windows Presentation Foundation
70-503 31-jul-13 MOC6461 Visual Studio 2008: Windows Communication Foundation
70-504 31-jul-13 MOC6462 Visual Studio 2008: Windows Workflow Foundation
70-505 31-jul-13 MOC2541 Core Data Access with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
MOC2542 Advanced Data Access Development with Visual Studio 2005
MOC2546 Core Windows Forms Technologies with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
70-511 31-jul-13 MOC10262 Developing Windows Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio
70-513 31-jul-13 MOC10263 Developing Windows Communication Foundation Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
70-515 31-jul-13 MOC10264 Developing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
MOC10267 Developing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
70-516 31-jul-13 MOC10265 Developing Data Access Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
70-518 31-jul-13
70-519 31-jul-13
70-536 31-jul-13 MOC2956 Core Foundations of Microsoft .NET Development
MOC2957 Advanced Foundations of Microsoft .NET Development
70-561 31-jul-13 MOC6464 Visual Studio 2008: ADO.NET 3.5
70-562 31-jul-13 MOC6463 Visual Studio 2008: ASP.NET 3.5
Windows Server
70-169 31-jul-13 MOC50550 Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Technical Training
70-290 31-jul-13 MOC2274 Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003
MOC2275 Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
MOC2273 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
70-270 31-jul-13 MOC2272 Implementing & Supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional
31-jul-13 MOC2285 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional
70-291 31-jul-13 MOC2276 Implementing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Hosts
31-jul-13 MOC2277 Implementing, Managing and Maintaining a Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Services
70-293 31-jul-13 MOC2278 Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
70-294 31-jul-13 MOC2279 Planning, Implementing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure
70-297 31-jul-13 MOC2282 Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure
70-298 31-jul-13 MOC2830 Designing Security for Microsoft Networks
70-299 31-jul-13 MOC2823 Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network
70-643 31-jul-13 MOC6418 Deploying Windows Server 2008
MOC6439 Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure
70-647 31-jul-13 MOC10159 Updating Your Windows Server 2008 Technology Specialist Skills to R2
MOC6435 Designing Windows Server 2008 Network and Applications Infrastructure
MOC6436 Designing a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Infrastructure and Services
70-648 31-jul-13 MOC6416 Updating your Network Infrastructure and Active Directory Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008 R2
70-649 31-jul-13 MOC6416 Updating your Network Infrastructure and Active Directory Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008 R2