Microsoft Certified Training: MCSA upgrade for existing MCITPs

New Logos

I got a surprising email today entitled:

Congratulations on Your Microsoft Certification! Access Your Benefits{~12345678:1~}

I found this very odd indeed especially as I haven’t taken any exams recently. It was preceded by another email which said:


Soon you will receive an email to congratulate you on your Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows 7 certification you have earned.You may be wondering what the MCSA: Windows 7 certification is and how did you earn it.

In April 2012, Microsoft announced new certifications that have been re-invented for the cloud, covering on-premises skills as well as in the cloud.As part of our efforts to grandfather our existing customers into the new program, we are awarding those individuals a new certification under the new certification program to jump start them towards an expert level certification in the program.For individuals that have already earned the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Enterprise Desktop Administrator or MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician, they are being granted the MCSA: Windows 7 certification.

The MCSA: Windows 7 certification allows you to upgrade to the MCSA: Windows 8 certification, by taking a single upgrade exam (689 – not yet released).

Review the following page to learn more about the changes in the certification program:

Review the following page to learn more about the MCSA: Windows 7 and Windows 8 certifications:

Thank you for being a valued customer in the Microsoft Certification Program!

Best Regards,

Microsoft Learning

Sounds great, so I logged into my MCP portal sure enough I found I’ve been granted a new certificate and logo.

MCSA - Windows 7

Who says that you don’t get anything for nothing? Thank you Microsoft!

About Andrew Barnes

A Scripting and Deployment Specialist.
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