I attended the Windows 8 Tour and Camp, held in the beautiful city of Seville (Spain) on March 22nd and 23rd. The presenters, Boris Armenta and David Salgado did their best to inoculate the “Metro App Virus” to all of the attendees. I went as a support person for the hands-on labs that were held on the second day.
Windows 8 is a very, very big change that will surely cause a lot of movement in the IT industry. As I mentioned in my previous post, we the professionals have to embrace the change and keep learning due to increasingly shorter cycles between product releases.
Windows 8 is also an example of that.
Microsoft is already preparing the certification paths to Windows 8. While there is still not much information out there, there are things that you can do now to prepare for it:
If you’re a .NET developer, you can start certifying on Silverlight 4 or Windows Phone 7 development, in order to brush up with XAML-related development. Windows 8 development has many overlapping concepts from these two technologies.
If you’re an IT Pro, you can upgrade your certification to MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Windows 7 in order to upgrade it later to Windows 8 certification.