All last week in Orlando, FL, the Microsoft technical world gathered at their annual learning and technology shindig known as Tech-Ed. Don Field, Senior Director of Microsoft Certification Programs blogged from the show to present the broad outlines of the company's two new MCSE credentials for the upcoming new server version, officially known as "Windows Server 2012."
To begin with there are two new MCSEs involved, both aimed at infrastructure topics, one for desktop the other for server itself. Here's more:
Each of these credentials requires earning the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 (a three exam cert) plus two more exams over and above those requirements. Those with an MCSA: Windows Server 2008, MCITP: Virtualization Administrator, MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator, MCITP: Lync Server Administrator, MCITP: SharePoint Administrator, or MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator can upgrade to the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 by taking a single exam (70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012) to get started on this process -- at least, as soon as that exam becomes publicly available.
Sounds very interesting. Some of the exam elements are still not yet publicly available, but then, neither is the final version of Windows Server 2012. Keep dropping in on the cert pages, and you'll see when exams go into beta, and more!