Exam 70-331 – passed, that’s right today I would like to  boast  of it:). I get possibility to participate in two SharePoint trainings:

– Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

– Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

In a result a few days ago I’ve passed exam for the first training 70-311. Well, I own MCP in SharePoint 2013! Of course I can’t share too many details but, I have to say: the cloud is the future according to Microsoft. And we can see in the exam questions. Also I have a few thoughts about Microsoft certification and they are not positive…

In general exam 70-331 is a part of  MCSE: SharePoint certificate. And lately I’ve discovered that to get  MCSE we have to pass 5 exams. Two for SharePoint and three for Windows Server Windows 2012:

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 – 410

Administering Windows Server 2012 – 411

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services  – 412

More information you can find here. I don’t understand that. I have to say that Microsoft is pushing us to Windows server 2012 and/or looking for additional money. And let my say it. I don’t have a problem with additional exams, but I have problem with their choice. In my opinion if they want more exams they should add SQL Server exam, which is more important from SharePoint point of view. We all know that SharePoint is SQL Server. And I can understand one Windows Server exam, as we have to know something about Windows, but three???

And one more thing. I just saw that know exam is valid only for three years. Really? For 5 exams I have to pay 500$ and after three years I have to pay again?

Anyway I am very happy that I’ve passed it, because for me 70-331 exam is enough and I just plan to pass 70-332 in next few weeks and that’s all for me as still MCP in Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server sounds great.