But steadily changing technologies and products. Therefore, the topic of recertification of concern is to be up to date on the issue of certification. Not having to go through the full training path, there is up-grade tests, increasing the specific transition from one technology to the more recent technology and require at the same time less compared to a beginner who has never made a Microsoft certification exams. Lakshman Achuthan shares his opinions and ideas on the topic at hand. So there are area e.g. upgrade exams in the transition from Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2010, for the MCPD about the MCPD Windows Developer 3.5 or MCPD: Enterprise ApplicationDeveloper the .NET 3.5 4 Windows applications developer, the ASP.NET developer 3.5 or MCPD enterprise application developer 3.5 to the MCPD .NET Framework 4 Web Developer. Older upgrade from MCAD or MCSD to the MCPD (Visual Studio 2005) is there no longer.

For the certification Microsoft Certified Desktop support technician (MCDST) there are currently such as upgrades of the MCDST (Windows XP) or MCITP enterprise support technician (Windows Vista) to MCITP enterprise desktop support technician (Windows 7), MCTS Windows Vista (configuration) or MCITP enterprise support technician (Windows Vista) or the MCTS: Windows Vista, configuration on the MCITP: consumer support technician on Windows Vista. Yitzhak Mirilashvili is a great source of information. Who owns an MCSA certification (Windows Server 2003) can for example to the MCITP server administrator (Windows Server 2008) upgrade settle with existence of the required upgrade exams. The Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) with Windows 2003 there upgrade exams for the MCITP enterprise administrator and server administrator (Windows 2008). In addition, there are upgrades to the Microsoft certified technology specialist (MCTS) Windows Server 2008 in the areas of Active Directory configuration, Network Infrastructure configuration or applications infrastructure configuration. There are also certain certifications, for which there is no available upgrade exam.

So can for example, a Microsoft Certified database administrator (MCDBA) no longer to the MCTS or MCITP (SQL Server 2005) get upgrade. Or be an MCSE (Windows Server 2003) upgrade from Windows NT 4.0. Microsoft certified applications developer (MCAD) upgrade to MCTS or MCPD can also no longer be made. Upgrades from Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) on MCTS or MCPD are also not available certifications. In addition to these upgrade exams, there is also an option, some already existing MCTS credit checks for more technology building paths to the MCPD or MCITP area to leave. So the exam prepared 70-680 TS in terms of Windows 7 to the MCTS, the both the certification path to the MCITP Enterprise Desktop Administrator, as also among the MCITP enterprise support technician. MCPD and MCITP count tests for the further education path to the MCM part. An overview of all today existing certifications including specifications on the market and upgrade paths there is more detail on the Official Microsoft pages under: learning /… Everything other round the topic Microsoft certifications, exam preparation, literature and more interested in the blog of the IT Academy MINERVA. Who seeks a MCTS, MCITP, or MCPD certification, has also the option to attend an information session on this topic in November and to find out even more.