Ever since gaining my MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) and MCPD (Microsoft Certified Professional Developer) certificates at the end of 2011 and the early part of 2012 I’ve had an appetite to acquire more. Life seemed to get in the way of this during 2012 so that was, unfortunately, a quiet year on the certification front.
Well, it’s now 2013, and Microsoft have recently revamped a lot of their certification offerings. A new type of certification that they’ve introduced is that of a Microsoft Specialist. The Microsoft Specialist certification seem to be a replacement for the old MCTS (Microsoft Technology Specialist) and is effectively a certificate awarded for showing competence in a specific piece of Microsoft Technology, of which there are quite a number.
This is one of three exams that, when all three are successfully passed, will gain the new style Microsoft Certified Solution Developer – Web Applications certificate. I guess the rest of this year’s certification journey has just been mapped out!