Released a few months ago, Microsoft have re-vamped their certification for the 2012 suite of products, introducing, most notably, the MCSE Private Cloud certification.
For all the MCITP’s, this shouldn’t come as bad news, requiring exorbitant amounts of further study and certification. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
MCITP SA and EA’s automatically receive the MCSA 2008 qualification, which only requires 70-246 and 70-247 to upgrade to the MCSE Private Cloud certification.
As an MCSA 2008, you can simply study for and complete exam 70-246 – “Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012”, and, until January 31st 2013, complete the 2008 equivelant of 70-247, being 70-659 – “Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualisation”.
For more information about the MCSE Private Cloud certification, check out http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-private-cloud.aspx