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MCP Live Meeting: Your Next Step in Windows Server Certifications

By , March 29, 2007 12:05 am

I had just attended the live meeting. This presentation is regarding the future of existing MCSA/MCSE 2000/2003 certifications and some brief information on the up-coming Longhorn certifications.

  • All MCSA/MCSE 2000 related exams, including upgrade exams, will retire on March 31, 2008.
  • MCSA/MCSE 2000/2003 credentials will not retire and will remain on the transcript indefinitely.
  • There will be no upgrade path for MCSA/MCSE 2000 to Longhorn Server certifications.
  • There will be two upgrade exams for MCSA/MCSE 2003 to Longhorn Server certifications. One for MCSA 2003, and one for MCSE 2003.
  • MCSA/MCSE 2000/2003 certifications will not be replaced. They each represents their respective technologies.
  • MCSA/MCSE 2003 upgrade to Longhorn will be through the MCTS certifications.
  • Exchange 2007 certifications will be independent and not included in server certifications.

Not much in-depth details regarding Longhorn certifications had been revealed, but the certifications will be based on the “New Generation” certification framework.

How many MCPs are there?

By , March 26, 2007 6:24 pm

According to Microsoft, there are…

21,081 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
2,293 Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
1,433 Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
68,668 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Windows 2003 (MCSE)
105,178 Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator on Windows 2003 (MCSA)
286,736 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Windows 2000 (MCSE)
144,068 Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator on Windows 2000 (MCSA)
26,597 Microsoft Certified Desktop Technician on Windows XP (MCDST)
145,063 Microsoft Certified Database Administrator on SQL Server 2000 (MCDBA)
28,535 Microsoft .NET Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)
65,583 Microsoft Certified Application Developer on Microsoft .NET (MCAD)

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