Monday, 16 April 2012

What is Microsoft up to?

Microsoft has changed its Microsoft Certification Program (MCP) to the keep up with the change in demand for Cloud Computing. In a nutshell, following is what’s changed in Microsoft:

  1. Microsoft has changed the certification model, which has divided credentials into 3 main skill levels: Associate, Expert, and Master. It makes it easier for professionals to plan their career path, and know which certifications to undertake.
  2. Certifications which cover multiple technologies, and not tied to specific product versions.
  3. Recertification requirements to ensure competency and knowledge are up-to-date for professionals.

The main aims for the change in Microsoft Certification Program is to:

  • Make it easier for hiring employers to recognise credentials that match their needs.
  • Make it easier for professionals to plan their career path and know which certifications are needed to get there.
  • Certifying in the all new MCSE will give IT Professionals and employers credentials needed for Cloud Computing.