I know the days where even people delivering pizza’s (don’t get me wrong here, I have nothing against people delivering pizza’s) could easily become MCSE for Windows NT 4 without ever having touched any Windows NT4 server…. We named it certification deflation. Gladly those days are over and nowadays Microsoft Certification really means something. Of course, other skills are required as well. But when one works on it and keep his/her certification in good shape, the more changes one has to get that job one really likes and aims at.
With the launch of the System Center 2012 campaign Microsoft covers every single angle of it. Not only marketing, but also training AND last but not least, CERTIFICATION:
All you want (and IMO NEED) to know, is to be found here.The sooner you familiarize yourself with it the better since a lot is going to change.