Apr 12

MCSA & MCSE : The New (Cloud) Style

Micrsoft released a new and improved version for the MCSA & MCSE certifications.

MCSA & MCSE gets a new name/title: reinvented for the cloud

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert

certifications track :

MCSA:  Microsoft Certfied Solution Associate

there are 2 new MCSA certifications:

Windows server 2008



Windows SQL Server 2008


MCSE:   Microsoft Certified Solution Expert

MCSE Private cloud:


If you have the certification for the 70-659  TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization exam then you don’t have to pass the 70-247 exam.
But beware that this “offer” ends at January 31st of 2013.

MCSE: Data Platform

For this track you need to pass the following exams:

MCSE: Business Intelligence

For the (BI) Business Intelligence track pass these exams:


MCSM: Microsoft Certified Solutions Master

All informatation Concerning the MCSM certification can be found here

MCSM: Reinvented for the Cloud

The MCSM certification will be available for the next versions of Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, Active Directory, and SQL Server. Candidates who wish to pursue an MCSM must first achieve the corresponding MCSE certification. The first two MCSM certifications will be for SQL Server 2012 tracks.

Additional information to appy for MC(S)M can be found on the MCM page :

Microsoft Certifed Master