At the beginning of Microsoft Ignite the changes to the certification program went live. In short this means that MCSE and MCSD tracks will be consolidated in 5 total tracks, 4 MCSE and 1 MCSD. This setup is reflecting the changes to the MPN (Microsoft Partner Network) program. Basically you get certified first for MCSA and with 1 extra exam that you can choose from an eligible list you can become MCSE. The following tracks are available:

  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
  • MCSE: Mobility
  • MCSE: Data Management and Analysis
  • MCSE: Productivity
  • MCSD: App Builder

How to reach these certifications, for MSCE go to , for MCSD go to

The current tracks will retire per 31 of March 2017!

Information about the changes can be found here

Next to the changes to the MCSE and MCSD track, Microsoft launched the Data Science track in their Professional Program. The Data Science track is the first of a series of tracks that will be available later. For information on the track:


Most likely some of you have already received an e-mail that you have a new MCSE or MCSD certification, I received an e-mail yesterday saying that I have the MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification. Nice!