If you have any of the following credentials, this is what you need to know/do:
- MCTS – opt for the new MCSA certifications. New MCTS certs will not be released as of April 2012. Once the product version of your MCTS retires, your certification will become a legacy status.
- MCITP – Microsoft will not update the MCITP certs for future versions of their products. Unless you’re looking at MCITP EA or SA, choose new MCSE certifications.
- MCITP System Administrator and MCITP EnterpriseAdministrator – An MCITP EA/SA automatically gets the new Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA).
- MCITP: DatabaseAdministrator 2008 and MCITP Database Developer 2008 – Upgrade to MCSE: Data Platform - upgrade with 3 exams. You will also get the MCSA: SQL Server 2012.
- MCITP Business Intelligence 2008 – Upgrade to MCSE: Business Intelligence - upgrade with 3 exams. You will also get the MCSA: SQL Server 2012.
- MCSA on Windows Server 2003 – You can certify as an MCITP and then advance to the new MCSE, or opt straight for the new MCSE certification.