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According with the official web site, the “old” Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) certification level has recently been renamed in  Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM). The reason is to align MCSA, MCSE, MCSD, and MCSM into a common naming scheme.

The existing MCM certifications are unaffected by the certification name changes. And also the MCM certification will not expire.

MCSM certification is still a prerequisite for all Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) certifications.

Actually Microsoft Certified Solutions Master paths are:

Note that there is still nothing about Virtualization, Cloud and/or Management!


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.