MCSE SharePoint 2013 requires MCSA Server 2012!
October 26, 2012
About a month ago, I made a post about SharePoint 2013 Certifications. Microsoft added more details and confirmed the MCSE SharePoint Certification.
This is what I found really interesting, and personally a really Smart move from Microsoft. In order to become a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert in SharePoint 2013, you NEED to have your MCSA Server 2012.
Furthermore, if you read the “Note” on the bottom you see that “The MCSE: SharePoint certification requires candidates to show continued ability to perform in this technology area by completing a recertification exam every three years”.
Since 2009, Microsoft really made it harder for people to be considered as MCITP and MCSE and I find it a really good initiative because not everyone can be a Pro anymore.
You now need to know SharePoint 2013 as well as the Infrastructure behind it.
The GOOD news: For current MCITP holders, Microsoft released an upgrade path to have your MCSA Server 2012 in only one exam: 70-417
The 70-331 and 70-332 Exams won’t come out until February 5th 2013 so, meanwhile download SharePoint 2013 Preview or RTM if you are a MSDN or Technet Subscriber and Download the Free E-book for IT Professionals from Microsoft. .