Sunday, June 10, 2007

* New struggle for current MCSEs

For those who are MCSE 2003, Microsoft has some good news.
Yes, the endless struggle for being certified by Microsoft AND being current MCSE or MCP has entered into a new phase:
What bothers me that the Microsoft Marketing department, well in advance before the final release of Windows 2008 server, already offers the new certification in the run for more revenue that the new certification will generate. The product is not there, yet, but the certification is already there (beta).

Why to offer beta certification? It's pure simple. If you want to try passing the beta for free, you will obviously have to learn the product that was not released to the general public. And this IS the goal. Along with the money current MCSEs will pay for the exam (not the beta) later, Microsoft will achieve the goal to have more ambassadors of a new server operating systems, the ambassadors who will push it to their network environment...

Get your money ready, MCSEs!


cyberteacher said...

Windows Server 2008 certification paths.

For those who are looking for more information about new Microsoft certifications, I'd suggest to read this blog:

WS2008 certification

Mike Scott said...

What I don't understand is if the MCSE is going to still be around. That tagline of that prep guide is "Upgrading Your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist".

Are they getting rid of the MCSE and changing it to the Technology Specialist? They introduced their new 3 tiers of certifications here.

They still list the MCSE and and MCSA, but I don't see anything about continuing it.

I'm a little stumped.

cyberteacher said...

I have a feeling that all those certifications will be sliced on certs for one product only. It make sense from the business point of view. Will it better of worse, hard to say...