Visual Studio 2008 Certifications - MCPD, MCTS

I attended a Live meeting yesterday in regards to future Microsoft Certifications for developers (Visual Studio 2008).  Attached is the deck from it if you are interested.

Couple of key points:

·         MCAD and MCSD certifications will never expire

·         MCAD and MCSD certification exams will retire by end of year.

·         The new MCTS exams for Visual Studio 2008 will be available in March

·         They are working on an upgrade plan for MCPD 2.0 to MCPD 3.5. (will consist of 1 upgrade exam)

·         MCAD and MCSD can upgrade to MCPD 2.0 with a couple of exams

UPDATE 04.11.08: You can now sign up to be notified when the new exams are available, and receive a 40% discount of an exam (sweet!)

UPDATE 05.15.08  MCP Live Meeting: .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 Certification

UPDATE 05.15.08  New Content: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Certification—How They Know You Know