I must admit to being very much against the new names. Just when everyone had gotten used to the MCITP - Microsoft go and change it again! But please remember that much of the success of the MCSE was due to the success of XP - and as importantly, the failure of Vista.
I do agree with the author that this approach should have been established for Server 2008 certifications. Nobody was really looking a few years ago, as XP was still the dominant system. Now nobody knows what to do!!
The one thing that has not been addressed in this interesting article is the actual quality of the Microsoft professional exams. The amount of attention and care they take on these will not be affected by the name they give them. Anyone who passes their exam will still be proud of having achieved something.
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