680 - 685 retirement?

koankoan Member Posts: 14 ■□□□□□□□□□
The Win7 test are next on my list so I thought I would check on retirement dates, it appears MS only list certs that have been retired and does not give dates indicating when a current cert will be retired. Again I would like to make sure the effort isn't wasted so any ideas?

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  • maelstrom3530maelstrom3530 Member Posts: 40 ■■□□□□□□□□
    As far as I know, exams are only retired when the product is retired. And it looks like Win7 will be around for a while.
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  • srabieesrabiee Member Posts: 1,231 ■■■■■■■■□□
    According to Microsoft's policy, certifications are retired when the corresponding technology is surpassed by two newer related technology releases.

    So in this example, Windows 7 and Windows 8 are currently valid, and Vista certs are retired.

    However, with the release of Windows 10 and the upcoming corresponding certifications, Windows 7 certs are next to be retired.

    However, I don't believe an official announcement has been made at this time. Furthermore, I don't know how long it will actually take Microsoft to retire the Windows 7 exams. Could be 6 months, could be a year. Either way, I think you should still have plenty of time to obtain the MCSA: Windows 7 certification.
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  • koankoan Member Posts: 14 ■□□□□□□□□□
  • greg9891greg9891 Member Posts: 1,189 ■■■■■■■□□□
    good to know was wondering about that.
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  • Swift6Swift6 RHCE, RHCVA, RHCSA, LPIC-2, LPIC-1, SCA, Linux+, Network+, CWTS ScotlandMember Posts: 268 ■■■■□□□□□□
    srabiee wrote: »
    According to Microsoft's policy, certifications are retired when the corresponding technology is surpassed by two newer related technology releases.

    So in this example, Windows 7 and Windows 8 are currently valid, and Vista certs are retired.

    However, with the release of Windows 10 and the upcoming corresponding certifications, Windows 7 certs are next to be retired.

    However, I don't believe an official announcement has been made at this time. Furthermore, I don't know how long it will actually take Microsoft to retire the Windows 7 exams. Could be 6 months, could be a year. Either way, I think you should still have plenty of time to obtain the MCSA: Windows 7 certification.

    Sums it up nicely.
  • ajs1976ajs1976 Member Posts: 1,945 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I believe current policy is to give a year notice.
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