Microsoft prepares certifications for virtualization professionals

After years of clandestinity Microsoft virtualization professionals will finally have an official recognition. in fact reports about a new certification exam currently in beta phase: 70-652: Windows Server Virtualization-Configuring.

Easy to guess, the test is about the upcoming Hyper-V and will probably ready by the launch time (expected no later than August).

But if there’s a Configuring exam it means that Microsoft is also preparing a much more interesting Designing and this implies that an entire certification track may be dedicated to virtualization, probably including exams about System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Terminal Services, Application Virtualization (formerly SoftGrid) and the upcoming Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (formerly Kidaro Managed Workspaces).

Microsoft published a generic announcement which partially confirms this plan.