Getting ready for SharePoint 2013 Certification

To climb on to the SharePoint 2013 expert-level certification ladder, Microsoft have reinvented certifications to maintain their market relevance as the industry shifts to the cloud. Hence the new certifications are now focused on solutions rather than products, whether on-premises or in the cloud. There are three new certifications for server technologies:

MCSA: Solutions Associate
MCSE: Solutions Expert (require recertification every three years)
MCSM: Solutions Master (MCSD, lab and knowledge exams not released yet)

A key difference from the old certifications is that the expert-level certifications do not include a product version number because they may cover multiple versions of a single technology and multiple technologies as part of the solution. However, the transcript will show the actual version number with the technology name!

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification-overview.aspx

Routes to SharePoint 2013 Certification – MCSE: SharePoint Solutions Expert
ROUTE 1: You are MCTS or new to the certification path

1. Current MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists) or individuals new to certification are required to earn MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Solutions Associate by passing three exams 70-410, 70-411, 70-412 covering installation, configuration and administering Windows Server 2012http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcsa-windows-server-certification.aspx

2. Furthermore, two SharePoint 2013 exams are required to earn MCSE SharePoint Solutions Expert certification:
Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 (Exam 70-331)
Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 (Exam 70-332)

ROUTE 2: You are MCITP

1. Take one exam to earn MCSA: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 (Exam 70-417)

2. Two SharePoint 2013 exams are required to earn MCSE SharePoint Solutions Expert certification:
Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 (Exam 70-331)
Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 (Exam 70-332)

In view of the two routes above, it may be an advantage if you are MCTS in SharePoint 2010 to take the exam to earn MCITP SharePoint 2010 Administrator thus shortening the gap (@tbillinghurst thanks Tom) to transition to SharePoint 2013 MCSE certification (until April 2013, when the MCITP: Server Administrator certification will be discontinued).

Happy Learning!
@techChirag

This post first appeared here: http://blog.pointbeyond.com/2013/01/10/getting-ready-for-sharepoint-2013-certification/

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Chirag is an Independent Consultant at Patel Consulting, Chartered IT Professional, TOGAF9 Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (Productivity, Data Platform) based in London, UK with more than 15 years of industry experience. He works with a wide variety of clients in many sectors, designing and implementing business collaboration, data and information management solutions and services based on SharePoint and Office 365 technologies to create business value for both themselves and their customers, including UK Microsoft Gold Partners with deployment, upgrade and migration services delivery. Chirag is an active SharePoint community participant, frequent speaker at local and international events including SharePoint Saturdays and Collab365. He is also one of the co-organisers of the SharePoint User Group UK (London) region. In 2011, for his valuable contributions to Microsoft TechNet forums he received a Microsoft Community Contributor Award. In his little spare time he enjoys cycling, cricket and every year participating in Charity bike rides and Duathlons. You can find him online at www.techchirag.com and follow Chirag on Twitter at @techChirag.

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