“The changes we’re making will help technology professionals gain the skills they need to plan, design, implement and operate cloud and hybrid solutions today and into the future,” says Don Field, senior director of product management for Microsoft.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 15, 2012
CED Solutions is the #1 location for Microsoft Certifications in North America, and the revamped program is a wholesale new approach to ensure certified individuals have the skills required to steward an organization’s journey to the cloud.
The new certifications align to real-world solutions rather than specific products and validate a broader and deeper set of knowledge and skills. Because many organizations will continue to have a mix of both cloud and on-premise technologies, the new solutions-based approach helps ensure technologists can work with a range of products and services and manage a mixed environment in a way that is seamless for users within and outside their organization.
The new certification framework has also been streamlined to three skill levels to make it easier to navigate:
- The Associate Level comprises the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification, which provides a clear starting point for job seekers early in their technology career. Candidates must prove they have the required skills to hit the ground running. This level represents a foundation and is the prerequisite certification necessary to earn an MCSE.
- The Expert Level comprises the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) or its developer equivalent, Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), and is Microsoft’s flagship certification for individuals who want to lead their organization’s transition to the cloud. These certifications recognize IT professionals and developers with broad and deep skill sets across Microsoft solutions.
- The Master Level is the Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) certification that differentiates the select few from their peers and represents the highest bar of knowledge and skills validation.
Microsoft is calling MCSE its flagship credential because it is the level that most people will aspire to. It validates an individual’s ability to design and build solutions that may integrate multiple technologies, versions and products. These are the new kinds of skills that are needed for the cloud and in business today.
CED Solutions offers Microsoft Certifications for each new level and certification framework and is the #1 location for Microsoft Certifications in North America. Individuals may obtain certifications in two weeks or less. Many thousands of exams are successfully taken each year by students. http://www.cedsolutions.com, info(at)cedsolutions(dot)com, (800) 611-1840