Free Download : Latest Skills & Certification Roadmap


Finalize Your 2016 Microsoft Certification Plan Now

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The Microsoft Skills and Certification Roadmap, has been revised to reflect the latest skills development and certification information. Old exams have been discontinued and new exams in the roadmap reflecting the technologies that Microsoft is prioritizing in 2016 and beyond.

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Windows 10 Certification


You can now look forward to getting certified on Windows 10

(Available from Mid-October 2015)

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There are 2 Official Microsoft courses and 1 exam.

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Windows 10
Course Code Level Exam #
Installing and Configuring Windows 10 (5 days) 20697-1 200 70-697
Deploying and Managing Windows 10 Using Enterprise Services (5 days) 20697-2 300

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Microsoft Certification Roadmap


The updated Microsoft Skills and Certification Roadmap, has been revised to reflect the latest skills development and certification information.

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This popular resource provides a one-stop-shop for certification pathways. The updates include the new Devices MCSE, Azure exams and exam electives. You can download the roadmap as PDF here.

Microsoft Certified Professional.

By passing any of the exams listed on this chart* you will earn a Microsoft Certified Professional certification. This puts you on a path toward earning a higher-level certification, such as MCSA, MCSE or MCSD.
*MTA exams do not qualify for Microsoft Certified Professional certification.

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Non-compulsory training courses and exams that help prepare individuals for professional certification.

Microsoft Official Course and Exam Number

Official MCSA, MCSE, MCSD and MCTS training courses are available through LGIT Smart Solutions. Exam vouchers are also available at LGIT Smart Solutions.

Elective Microsoft Official Course and Exam Number

Alternative exams are offered – these are non-certification exams.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)

MCSA certification validates core skills and is required to achieve MCSE certification.
Microsoft Certification Roadmap

Download the FREE certification roadmap.

Released January 2015. Information is subject to change.

MCSA Office 365: Now a path to 3 MCSE tracks


MCSA Office 365: Now an optional path to three MCSE tracks

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You can now satisfy the prerequisites for pursuing three MCSE certifications by having either MCSA: Office 365 or MCSA: Windows Server 2012. Having these options allows you to choose the path that best meets your career path or organization’s needs.

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To better align with how technology professionals deploy Lync, Exchange, and SharePoint, the Microsoft certification team has made an exciting update to the Communication, Messaging, and SharePoint MCSE certifications.

  • CLOUD-BASED: Taking the MCSA Office 365 path to your MCSE is a great choice if your organization is considering, or has deployed cloud-based solutions.
  • ON-PREMISE: For those who focus on deploying on-premise, MCSA: Windows Server 2012 is still the path for you.

MCSE

The 3 eligible MCSE certifications:

  1. MCSE: Communications (Lync)
  2. MCSE: Messaging (Exchange)
  3. MCSE: SharePoint

New Electives for MCSA


Electives for MCSA Certifications Now Available:

Applies to Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2012 / 2014

Effective 15 September  2014, Microsoft is introducing electives to the Windows Server 2012 R2 and the SQL Server 2012 / 2014 MCSA certifications. This new electives process gives flexibility in choosing the path that’s right for you and your organization.

MCSA Electives

Two exams in each path will be required, and you can choose from one of four exams to satisfy the requirement for the third exam.

For MCSA: Windows Server 2012 > Exams 410 and 411 are required. You can choose one of the following exams to fulfill the requirements for the third exam in the path:

  • Exam 346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements
  • Exam 409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center
  • Exam 412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services
  • Exam 462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 / 2014 Databases

For MCSA: SQL Server 2012 / 2014 > Exams 461 and 462 are required. You can choose one of the following exams to fulfill the requirements for the third exam in the path:

  • Exam 411: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Exam 412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services
  • Exam 463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 / 2014
  • Exam 483: Programming in C#