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Systems Management and Virtualization

Retiring exams from Silver Systems Management competency:

 70-403 System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuring (September 30, 2011). While this exam is retiring in September, it will remain valid for the competency until May 2012.

 

Retiring exams from gold and silver Virtualization competencies:

 70-652 Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring (September 30, 2011). While this exam is retiring in September, it will remain valid for the competency until May 2012.

 

In May 2012 the Systems Management and Virtualization competencies will merge to form a new competency called Management  and Virtualization”, which reflects the continued convergence of  management and virtualization workloads and prepares partners to deliver private cloud solutions.

Whether you design, sell, deploy, or consult on management or virtualization, the Microsoft Management
and Virtualization competency can help you deliver a new breed of private cloud solutions in the future and therefore expand your role as a trusted advisor, differentiate you in the marketplace and create new business models.

Silver Management and Virtualization competency requirements (May 2012):

One MCP must pass one of the following exams:

 Exam 70-400: TS: SC Operations Manager 2007, Configuring

 Exam 70-401: TS: SC Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring

 Exam 70-658: TS: SC Data Protection Manager 2007, Configuring

 

The other MCP must pass one of the following exams:

 Exam 70-659: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization

 Exam 70-669: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization

 

Gold Management and Virtualization competency requirements (May 2012)

Four unique MCPs each must pass the following exams:

 Exam 70-400: TS: SC Operations Manager 2007, Configuring

 Exam 70-401: TS: SC Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring

 Exam 70-693: Pro: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator

 

Sales assessment: A new sales assessment will be available by May 2012

 

Customer Evidence (May 2012):
 

Submit three (silver competency) or five (gold competency) customer references that showcase
design and implementation of a solution using System Center and Server Virtualization. Each reference must feature a project that your organization has completed within the past 12 months and will be verified with your
customer.