Microsoft Certified IT Professional is being retired. As new technology is released the relevant MCITP certification is being retired. Currently almost all MCITP certification expect Exchange, Sharepoint and Lync have expiry dates of July 31 2013. Some MCITP certification based on technology earlier than 2008 will be retired on September 30 2012. When new technology to replace Exchange 2010, SharePoint 2010 and Lync 2010 has been released, these certifications will also be retired.
If you have obtained any of the 5 MCITP certification listed below you can sit the 417 exam to upgrade your certification to MCSA 2012.
MCITP: Virtualization Administrator
MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator
MCITP: Lync Server Administrator
MCITP: SharePoint Administrator
MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator
MCSA: Windows Server 2008