Do Windows 7 certification now

Yesterday, we released our next certification under our new branding - Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) on Windows 7.
Many of you now have this certification on your transcript and may be wondering what it is and how you earned it.  As part of our efforts to grandfather our existing customers into the new program, we are awarding those individuals that have already passed the approprite Windows 7 exams, the MCSA: Windows 7 certification.
Here are the MCSA: Windows 7 requirements:
MCSA certificationRequirements
MCSA: Windows 7MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator (Exam 70-680:Windows 7, Configuring and Exam 70-686: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator)
MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (Exam 70-680: Windows 7, Configuring and Exam 70-685:Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician)

Some questions you may have are
  • When you can I download my certificate?
    • It should be available now if you have the certification on your transcript. 
  • What is happening to the existing MCTS and MCITP certifications on Windows 7?
    • These certifications will remain available to earn until January 31, 2014.  Once they have been earned they will remain on your transcript.
  • Does the MCSA: Windows 7 certification go away on January 31, 2014?
    • No.  The MCSA: Windows 7 certification will remain available after January 31, 2014.
For those that have earned the MCSA: Windows 7 certification, you will be able to earn the new MCSA: Windows 8 certification by taking and passing one exam - exam 689.
Here is the upgrade path to the MCSA: Windows 8 certification.
Current CertificationGoalRequirements
MCSA: Windows 7MCSA: Windows 8Exam 689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8
This exam has not been released yet, check back later this year for more information.
Our web pages are in progress and should be updated with the latest information in the next day.
Lots going on so let me know what questions you have.
Have a great day!