It is not a topic which directly address any realities in desktop computing , but as a topic which is a hot discussion among techies I wish to express my personal opinions on it.
So the news is that MCSE is back
for those who does not understand this alphabet soup , this is a Microsoft certification which everyone believes to be extinct and which took a back stage when the new range of certifications acronym-ed MCITP comes in to market.
..by the way the old MSCE stands for Microsoft Certified System Engineer and it was my first international certification way back in 1998 . I was a MCSE on NT.40 Server and earned the certification by passing all those 6 examinations ( for me it was a 7 paper exam becasue I have to reappear for the NT enterprise exam )
The MCSE was continued for windows 2000 and 2003 and Microsoft change the certification path to MCITP from windows 2008 server on wards.
Microsoft Certified IT professional sounds great than MCSE , but lacks recognition as the tech community really liked the term MCSE over the new term. Anyway as an implementer , we have no choice but to follow what Microsoft is offering and I started training my students for the MCITP.
The new update from Microsoft is that they are bringing back MCSE along with the new certification on windows Server 2012 ( formerly known as windows 8 server )
But the new certification is named Microsoft Certified Solution Expert instead of the system Engineer . Sounds better and more fashionable .
To begin with you have to be an MCSA and then an MCSE , just like the old exam pattern. Hope the pictures below are self explanatory , still it help to check the details at Microsoft site too .
First go through the 3 paper to become an MCSA
Then Write two more papers to become an MCSE
Your opinions on the new pattern of certifications is expected on this page