Permanency and standard with Microsoft Certifications RRS feed

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  • Hi Liberty Munson (Microsoft), Just some feedback. We feel that that the exam structure is changing too rapidly. Nothing to do with the content to be updated, that is expected as usual. -Need something more permanent in terms of getting a certification. Do you need to do one or two exams. That shouldn't change and needs to be long term. -Also Renewal of a certification, need clarity on how long until it expires? Can't be too short but maybe like every 3 years. How do you renew, just take one of the exams to renew? -The naming convention of the certification needs to be permanent, so it will be more recognizable in the industry. There has been too many changes e.g. MCSA, now its role based etc. Please settle on a standard. The above needs to be recognized in years to come, but not keep changing every 6 months to a year. For example it needs to be something that will stand the test of time. Everyone recognizes qualifications such as MBA, CCNA etc.
    Thursday, March 21, 2019 4:22 AM

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  • I totally agree with this, the naming convention of the certification should be permanent, or change it when there are significant changes in IT. Many IT professionals wait few years to have experience with specific technology before taking an exam. And as we know, not all the companies have budget to upgrade immediately to latest Windows, latest SQL, etc.

    I noticed few days ago that now Microsoft introduced Role-based certifications. Based on the PowerPoint presentation here this is pretty recent, February 25, 2019 (which explain maybe why the Dynamics 365 pages have a note "Draft. Internal use only"). Well, according to this page, the original MCSE/MCSA 2003/2008 were role based too, then you switched to "focuses on the ability to design and build technology solutions", an now back to role-based.

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:55 AM