Many years ago, I earned my Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) certification passing exams on such technologies as Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) which I used a lot and VisualBasic 4.0 which I never actually coded in. Lucky for me, I earned this certification before Microsoft realized that certifications aught to expire. This means I can still proudly claim my MCSD status high and low, regardless of how obsolete those technologies are today.
That was then, and this is now. Microsoft now has a new MCSD certification aimed at developing Metro-style apps (HTML5 or C# are the two streams offered) and one for web applications (covering HTML5, MVC, Azure and web services in its single stream).
Methinks I’ll have to try for a second MCSD certification… 😉