Change in the SharePoint 2013 MCSE Certifications

Change in the SharePoint 2013 MCSE Certifications

Last week, Holly Dickson from Microsoft Learning announced a huge change in the SharePoint 2013 Certification Path. In the past, a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Certification in Windows Server 2012 was required in order for anyone to get the MCSE SharePoint 2013 title. The Certification looked something like this:

SharePoint 2013 MCSE

However, with the latest change, SharePoint Admins can now take the MCSA Office 365 certification as a prerequisite for the SharePoint 2013 MCSE Certification. So, the new Certification Path looks something like this:

SharePoint 2013 MCSE

This further proves how much Microsoft is dedicated on the cloud and Office 365! Do you think Microsoft did a good move, or do you think they should have just created the MCSE Office 365 Certification?

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This presumes that all SharePoint administrators are also Windows Server administrators. In my company, the SharePoint administrators do not have admin access to the OS, and can’t even log into the server, either locally or remotely. The first three MCSA courses are completely irrelevant to me. It would be nice if there was a certification for the SharePoint Administration separately.

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