Individuals who currently hold or achieve the Microsoft Certified Master credential by December 31, 2013 for Exchange Server 2010, Lync Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, SQL Server 2008, or Windows Active Directory 2008R2 will automatically receive the Microsoft Certified Solutions Master Charter credential. The Charter certification will be awarded for the same technology as the Microsoft Certified Master and will be active until January 1, 2014.

Individuals interested in retaining the Microsoft Certified Solutions Master certification beyond the Charter expiration will need to recertify based on the program requirements at the time of recertification. Once achieved, the recertification will remain active for three years.

For additional details visit the Microsoft Certified Solutions Master website. If you have specific questions regarding the charter certification, please email advcert@microsoft.com.