As Sharepoint2010 aproaches you should get ready to get certified. Certification is a good way of proving your skills, and the Sharepoint market need lots more certified and proven experts. Microsoft are currently creating four different certifications, however there will be no distinct Foundation (WSS) or Sharepoint Server exams but rather geared towards it-pro and devel. Two of the certs are TS (Technology Specialist) and two are PRO exams.
- 70-667: TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring
- 70-668: PRO: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator
- 70-573: TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development
- 70-576: PRO: Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications
Theese exams will appear within months of RTM, and the MSL team are hoping on june/july. There will be no upgrade certs (as its a one-to-one there is no meaning of a upgrade cert – you would still need to do one exam). The TS will most probably be a prerequisite for the PRO.
Get prepared! Download the Sharepoint2010 IW virtual machine: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0c51819b-3d40-435c-a103-a5481fe0a0d2&displaylang=en