I have dropped an email to Marketo but i haven't heard anything yet. I will post the update here once i will receive the reply.
Please look at the details of the certification requirements linked on this page: Marketo MCSA Certification Requirements These badges are expertise badges where you need to present a case study to a Marketo board showing you have successfully implemented.
Yes you need to have an MCE to attend our workshop as we expect a minimal level of experience in Marketo. Also, the MCE is required to keep your MCSA current after you have "passed" the certification.
Thanks Patricia! I have scheduled to do the MCE test after the MCSA Workshop, so should I not attend the MCSA Workshop?