Got a chance to sit in on the Microsoft webcast outlining the changes they are making to the Certified Professional program.. I must say, way to go. Here is one of the slides from the webcast (click to enlarge) that literally explains what we’re looking for: Proven skills across multiple technologies vs. Validated comprehensive skill set in specific job role.
Let’s face it, to survive not only do you need to be an expert at what you do you also need to be versatie. Gone are the days of a monkey in a bucket creating databases – you want 6 figures, you’ll have to earn them.
The best part?
Finally, Microsoft will be retiring certifications along with the product support as well as expiring technology specialist certifications every 3 years. That alone ought to kill paper MCSE’s.