Today (April 11th 2012) Microsoft has released a new and improved version of the old MCSA/MCSE certification.
I hear you thinking. Oh no, not again….
Well, MCSA and MCSE are NEW acronyms for Microsoft Certified (so far the same) Solutions Associate !!!! and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert.
In stead of being associated with the OS certification this is now a sign of cloud skills.
MCSA is an entry level certification program for professionals who are looking for their first job in IT. So if you are a guru in the Microsoft field and have loads of certs, skip this status and go straight through to the MCSE version.
MCSE is the Expert level of the cloud certification. If you have years of experience and done lots of troubleshooting and maintaining servers with System Center and other MS products then you’d go for this.