I have always loved the MS certification program. I personally have 11+ certification right now and am working on others. I have heard many people criticize certification and say that they do not have any real world correlation. The certification team has a new approach for developer certifications that actually is extremely credible and relevant to our skills making Windows 8 store apps right now.
Here at Microsoft we want to train you for new skills, but also give you credit for the great skills you already have. That’s the idea behind our new App to Cert program. In it, we’re partnering with Microsoft Developer Support experts to give developers a chance to prove their real-world technical skills and earn Microsoft certification while they do so.
Read the full article over at the Born to Learn blog.