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The Microsoft MCSE for Private Cloud Certification is one of the “new” MCSE path introduced in Apr 2012.

This certification is one of the first specific for cloud competency and will replace all previous MCITP certifications related to virtualization.

Actually the requiments to gain this certifications are:

Actually is not clear until which date will be accepted also the MCSA: Windows Server 2008, but according with the note on the MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008 certification, we could expect until January 31, 2014.

More interesting is that until January 31, 2013, Exam 70-659 may be taken in place of 70-247 to count towards the Private Cloud certification.

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Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-24. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-23. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.