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How long are these certifications valid before you have to renew?

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  • nicklauscombsnicklauscombs Posts: 885Member
    I'm pretty sure they last forever (i.e. till support stops for the product)
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  • dave0212dave0212 Posts: 287Member
    nicklauscombs is correct.

    They last until the support for the product ends. Although they should always show the exam pass on your transcript.

    From MCITP MS page

    "This certification will retire when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the related technology."
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  • royalroyal Posts: 3,353Member
    MCTS does not expire. MCITP expires when the "mainstream support" ends for a product. They do not last through the "extended support" phase.
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  • NinjaBoyNinjaBoy Posts: 968Member
    royal wrote:
    MCTS does not expire. MCITP expires when the "mainstream support" ends for a product. They do not last through the "extended support" phase.

    Sorry mate:
    microsoft wrote:
    Your MCTS, MCITP, or MCPD certifications will retire when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the related technology. Typically, mainstream support is discontinued 7 to 10 years after the initial product release. When support ends, your related certification will retire.

    See here.

    Originally the MCTS was valid until mainstream support ended, and the MCITP had to be renewed every 3 years, MS changed this policy so that both the MCTS and the MCITP had the same policy.

    -Ken
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