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Oct 3 2012   2:20PM GMT

MCSA: Windows 8 Info Finally Surfaces

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Just yesterday, I contacted my new PR contact at Microsoft Learning, Megan Kahn, to ask about the MCSA: Windows 8 certification, and this morning I find the details posted on the MS Learning Website for this emerging certification. Here’s the banner graphic from its brand-new information page:

No sooner asked than answered -- more info on MCSA Windows 8.

No sooner asked than answered — more info on MCSA Windows 8.

The exam track is also so nicely depicted on this page that I simply clip and paste here so you can see the requirements for 70-687 and 70-688 simply and directly.

70-687 and 70-688 get you to MCSA Windows 8 directly.

70-687 and 70-688 get you to MCSA Windows 8 directly.

There’s also a single-exam upgrade path via 70-689 to this credential for individuals who hold any of the following certs:

What I want to know now is why MS doesn’t list the Windows 7 and Windows 8 MCSAs on the MCSA home page? Currently it shows only the MCSAs for Windows Server 2012 and 2008, and SQL Server 2012. Let’s hope they update this page soon!

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