What’s New in the Certification World?

It’s been a little while since I posted much in the blog and I know some are wondering what is going on with Microsoft Certifications.

We have completed our designs for the TS level SQL Server 2008 certifications and those are going or have gone into development.  That means betas sometime in the summer, no firm dates yet.

We also will be starting development shortly on the Visual Studio 2008 Pro level exams.  The betas will be much later in the year though.

We are also in the early stages of deciding what the next security for developers certification will look like and, hang on to your hats, a new certification on Microsoft Solutions Framework v4.

These last two exams are very early on in the envisioning stages so  there are no specifics on them.  We are looking at the previous exams, seeing what was good and what was bad so we can make the right decisions on the new ones, plus we are also working with the Solution Accelerators group here at Microsoft around the certification and training needs for MSFv4.

So hang in there, our fiscal year planning is winding down and that means more exams and changes are coming.  More news as it happens.



Comments (4)

  1. krystoff says:

    Hi Gerry,

    What about ASP.NET 3.5 and ADO.NET 3.5 beta exams? Are you guys gonna hold an item selection/passing standard session for those exams like it was held for wcf/wpf/wwf beta exams?

    Thans for the info


  2. Hi Krystoff.

    We absolutely will be holding these sessions.  I just don’t have dates yet.


  3. Renato Martins says:


    I was wondering… As you’re the developer/database cert guy, who is your counterpart on the ITPro world? Does he blog, or is he available to talk about exams and innovations on the Server/Desktop area? Email, newsgroup, whatever…



  4. Hi Renato,

    My counterpart is Jim Clark.

    He currently does not have a blog and I don’t give his email address out without his permission.  🙂

    If you want to email me your questions and contact information, I can pass them along to Jim.

    THe Email link is available at the top of my blog for the next day or two.


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