Microsoft Launches the Next Generation of Certifications
The next generation of Microsoft certificationsa three-tiered mapis more streamlined and discernable to users. Partners can cross-link their competencies with certifications.Microsoft Corp. Monday unveiled what it called a new generation of certifications for partners and IT executives, more reflective of the skills required. The new certification map is three-tieredMicrosoft Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft Certified IT Professional or Professional Developer, and Microsoft Certified Architectintended to provide a more accurate demonstration of an individuals skills and a more streamlined training process.
The new titles and certifications better reflect the more specialized skills required of the technology, said Lutz Ziob, general manager for Microsoft Learning, in a prepared statement. Microsoft Learning administers the Redmond, Wash., software makers certification programs.