Vista Credential Inching Toward 20K
Windows Vista might be getting dinged in the press lately, but it's not stopping
anyone from seeking the MCTS:
Vista -- Configuration
certification. In fact, the title appear to be one
of the hottest of the new-generation Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
According to numbers posted on the Microsoft MCP Web site early this month,
18,869 IT pros worldwide passed an exam to obtain the MCTS: Windows Vista --
Configuration. The next big gainer? The MCTS:
.NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications certification, at 266 fewer holders
than the Vista title.
The MCTS: Vista -- Configuration title has been available since January 2007,
which is when Microsoft released the 70-620
TS: Vista -- Configuration exam. The MCTS: .NET Web Apps title had a headstart,
becoming a valid credential when one of the two required exams finally saw daylight
back in March 2006 (in this case, Exam 70-536
TS: .NET Framework 2.0 -- Application Development Foundation; the other exam that
makes up the title is 70-528
TS: .NET Framework 2.0 -- Web-Based Client Development, which was released two
Topping the list of new-generation titles is MCTS:
SQL Server 2005, with 27,526 holders, but it was among the first of the new-generation
MCP titles to be released.
The MCTS credentials for Windows Server 2008, which were just
released a few weeks ago, have already been issued to around 6,000 and 7,000
MCPs worldwide for the three credentials. The MCTS:
SharePoint Server -- Configuration title comes in at 5,687.
According to the posting, 2.25 million MCPs around the world have earned at
least a basic Microsoft certification. Click here
to view the list.
Michael Domingo is Editor in Chief of Virtualization Review. He's been an IT writer and editor for so long that he remember typing out news items in WordStar.