Het is opnieuw tijd voor een update, er waren het afgelopen kwartaal weer veel wijzigingen en/of heroverwegingen op het gebied van examens en certificering. Hoogste tijd dus voor een nieuw overzicht.

Het is opnieuw tijd voor een update, er waren het afgelopen kwartaal weer veel wijzigingen en/of heroverwegingen op het gebied van examens en certificering. Hoogste tijd dus voor een nieuw overzicht.

Status

Het is nog steeds druk bij Microsoft. Veel nieuwe producten zagen 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 is. 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“When a certification is deemed no longer valid for current technology trends/solutions, that certification will transition to a Legacy status.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.”

Examens zijn Actief of Retired:

  • 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

Certificeringen kunnen drie mogelijke statussen hebben

  • 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.”
Je kunt dus nu nog certificeren met de kennis die je nu bezit van de bestaande technieken en op het bestaande platform. Binnenkort zal dit niet meer mogelijk zijn. Maar het zal nog jaren duren voordat deze technieken niet meer dominant zijn in de markt, veel organisaties blijven vooralsnog bij hun huidige platform. Deze kennis, examens en certificering zal dus nog lange tijd waardevol blijven.


Welke MCITP certificeringen zijn of worden “Discontinued”?

Certificering Datum
MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008 July 31, 2013
MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician on Windows Vista July 31, 2013
MCITP: Consumer Support Technician on Windows Vista July 31, 2013
MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008 January 31, 2014
MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2 January 31, 2014
MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010 January 31, 2014
MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010 January 31, 2014
MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7 January 31, 2014


Voor welke examens is het nu de laatste kans?

ExamenNaamBeschikbaar totOnderdeel van MCTS CertificeringOnderdeel van MCITP Certificering
70-433TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development41670MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Database Development
70-450PRO: Designing, Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution Using Microsoft SQL Server 200841670MCITP: Database Administrator 2008
70-506TS: Silverlight 4, Development41851MCTS: Silverlight 4, Development
70-643TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring41670MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, ConfigurationMCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008
70-647Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator41670MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008
70-659TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization41670MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server VirtualizationMCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2
70-662TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring41670MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, ConfigurationMCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010
70-663Pro: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 201041670MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010
70-667TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring 31 jan 2014MCTS: SharePoint 2010, Configuration MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010
70-668PRO: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator41670MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010
70-669TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization41670MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop VirtualizationMCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2
70-682Pro: Upgrading to Windows 7 MCITP Enterprise Desktop Support Technician41670MCTS: Windows 7, ConfigurationMCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7
70-693Pro: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator41670MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2

Welke examens zijn al Retired?

ExamenNaam
70-270Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional
70-290Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
70-291Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
70-294Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure
70-400TS: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring
70-401TS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring
70-502TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Presentation Foundation Application Development
70-503TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - Windows Communication Foundation
70-504TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - Workflow
70-505TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Application Development
70-561TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Application Development
70-562TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development
70-563Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
70-564Pro: Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
70-565Pro: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
70-620TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client
70-621Pro: Upgrading your MCDST Certification to MCITP Enterprise Support
70-622Pro: Microsoft Desktop Support – ENTERPRISE
70-623Pro: Microsoft Desktop Support – CONSUMER
70-648TS: Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 MCSA to, Windows Server 2008, Technology Specializations
70-656TS: Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, Configuring
70-658TS: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007, Configuring