Upgrade from MCSA 7 to Win 10?

LenniusceLenniusce SoCalMember Posts: 114 ■■■■□□□□□□
In see an exam offered to upgrade my MCSA Win 7 to 8, but I would like to skip this and go straight to Windows 10 if given the opportunity. Any bridge exam for this?
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  • srabieesrabiee Member Posts: 1,231 ■■■■■■■■□□
    As far as I know, Windows 10 and Server 2016 certification exams have not been announced yet.
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  • Swift6Swift6 RHCE, RHCVA, RHCSA, LPIC-2, LPIC-1, SCA, Linux+, Network+, CWTS ScotlandMember Posts: 268 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Exams for Windows 10 have not been announced yet but I believe there will be an upgrade path.
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,926 Mod
    Agree with what has been said. Given the popularity of Win 7 and the flop of Win 8 I am positive there will be a direct upgrade path.

    Keep an eye on https://borntolearn.mslearn.net as they are sometimes the first ones to discuss cert updates.
  • someperson49someperson49 MCSE:CP&I, MCSA:CP, O365, W7, VCP5, CCENT, ITIL-F, A+, N+, Server+, Cloud+, Storage+ Member Posts: 82 ■■■□□□□□□□
  • greg9891greg9891 Member Posts: 1,184 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Thats going to be an interesting upgrade exam.
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  • maelstrom3530maelstrom3530 Member Posts: 40 ■■□□□□□□□□
    [h=3](from : https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-gb/windows-upgrade-offer.aspx)

    Terms and conditions
    [/h]
    • The Step up offer is available to individuals who earn an MCSA: Windows 8 certification between 15 February 2015 and 31 May 2015.
    • The Step up offer consists of one free attempt at Windows 10 Exam 697 when it becomes available.
    • To redeem the free Windows 10 exam, you must sign in to the Microsoft site prior to scheduling your exam.
    • You must take Exam 697 no later than 31 May 2016.


    So you must be certified MCSA: Win8 between Feb 15, 2015 and May 31, 2015 in order to qualify for the "step up" offer.
    That seems rather stringent.
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  • roninkaironinkai Senior Member San AntonioMember Posts: 307 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Does anyone have any new insights on a direct upgrade path from Windows 7 MCSA to a Windows 10 MCSA?

    I find it ridiculous that a path may not exist. there are many more Win7 MCSAs and skipping a Windows 8 MCSA would save time and money. Windows 8 is pointless and it doesn't have wide adoption and companies have waited for Windows 10. The entire DoD will migrate to Windows 10 come Jan 2017, so I want to get the certification on my radar as soon as I can.
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  • FayzFayz Member Posts: 118 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I think you can just take the 70-697 exam to be certified as a MCSA in Windows 10 if I am not mistaken. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/mcsa-windows-10-certifications.aspx If you earned your MCSA in Windows 8 between February 15, 2015 and May 31, 2015 you can take the exam for free. It seems rather odd that they have just 1 exam to become MCSA in Windows 10, not sure if this will change down the line.
  • sharpy56sharpy56 Member Posts: 106 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Hi All,
    Just bumping this thread.
    Does anyone know if its possible to upgrade from Windows 7 exams to Windows 10 exams still?
    Regards,
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  • malachi1612malachi1612 Senior Member SwitzerlandMember Posts: 430 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Because the Win 8 exam have been retired. Looks like you need to take both Win 10 exams to be certified.
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  • khaledit2015khaledit2015 Member Posts: 42 ■■■□□□□□□□
    nobody knows what time the win 10 will be everywhere
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