I was reviewing @Ronnie-Wong 's helpful exam requirements post and it jogged my mind.
I've been working through the Server 2012 MCSA material for a few weeks. This morning I got an email from TechNet about Server 2016 coming out sometime next year and the new technologies that it will leverage, such as containerized applications. It got me wondering about the lasting applicability and market value of a Server 2012-specific certification. For example, I am sure that some enterprises will switch from 2008 directly to 2016, much like the Windows XP to Windows 8.1 jumpers.
Can anyone offer insights on taking MCSA upgrade exams, and/or how long it usually takes Microsoft to start offering exams for its new Server version? Also, will someone with a Server 2012 MCSA be able to obtain an MCSE after Server 2016 MCSAs hit the streets without first upgrading their MCSA?