MCPMag has details of major changes to the MS certfication programmes. The new qualifications are composed of a credential (e.g. "Microsoft Certified Professional Developer") along with one or more particular skill-identifying certifications (e.g. "Web Developer", "Enterpise Application Developer"). Looks sensible. There are upgrade paths for existing MCADs and MCSDs to take account of the forthcoming 2005 versions of .NET and SQL Server.