All current SQL 2008 MCMs to receive MCSM: Data Platform certification (Grandfathering)
The implementation of this policy will allow MCMs to hold both an MCM and an MCSM – it will be an additional certification and will not replace the current certification on their transcripts or elsewhere.
The new MCSM: Data Platform certification will appear on student transcripts. Currently this will be a manual process and we are awaiting system changes to support this policy (please be patient with us).
SQL Server 2008 MCMs will be awarded the MCSM: Data Platform with an “inactive period” (will become inactive on January 1, 2014 if not recertified) .
If the student does not do the upgrade their MCSM certification will change to inactive (similar to other programs).
This does not apply to MCM certifications – these will not expire.