Psychomagician and Super Sigma Get Answers to Your Questions about Windows Server, Windows, and System Center Updates to Exams and Courseware

Liberty Munson (Microsoft)

A few weeks ago, we asked what questions you had about the upcoming changes to Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1, and System Center 2012 R2. Psychomagician and Super Sigma thought that the best way to share the answers would be to ask the person who “owns” these decisions within Microsoft Learning Experiences. Let’s meet Erika Cravens as she shares the answers to your burning questions:

  • When will the updates be reflected in the objective domain and in the exams?
  • Given that these changes are coming, what should candidates do if they have just started down the path of earning one of these certifications?
  • Will the certification names be updated to reflect that candidates are certified on the 8.1 and R2 releases?
  • What about candidates who already have their MCSA or MCSE on these technologies and want to update to the newest release? Do they need to retake these exams?
  • When will exam preparation materials be updated for these new releases? How will the courseware transition between these versions? Will the courseware be renamed, given new numbers, or versioned in some way?
  • Will exam numbers and titles change?
  • What’s going on with the Exam Ref books and other self-study materials?
  • What’s the process for updating exams when Microsoft has releases like this?

You had a lot of questions, so this video is crammed with lots of information, tips, and things to think about as you prepare to earn these certifications or take the next step in the path toward certification.

Want answers? Watch the video today!

 Did we miss something that you want to know? There’s still time to get your questions answered!

  • hornunp
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    Thanks for all of the info!  And thanks for being so responsive to the community!

    One question: Will that be January 1 or January 31 for the change in the MCSA exams?  April 1 or April 30 for MCSE?

  • Erika Cravens
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    The exam availability will vary.  Some are targeted to release mid-month and some at the end of the month.  As we get closer, we will publish the exact dates.