friend07 wrote: »
I was curious how long is a certification good for?
friend07 wrote: »
Does it have to be renewed only when a new version comes along?
NinjaBoy wrote: »
Depends on the vendor and subject, for instance:
1. Microsoft, the old track (MCP, MCSA, MCSE, etc) does't expire, however the new track (MCTS/MCITP, etc) retires when the support for the technology does.
Q. Is there a recertification policy for the MCITP credential?
A. We no longer require a "refresh" or recertification of the MCITP credential within three years. To better meet our customers’ needs, we now retire a certification when mainstream support for the related technology phases out. If you earned an MCITP certification before the policy change, no action is required—the updated policy applies to your certification, which will remain valid until mainstream support for the related technology ends.
Q. How long will my certification be valid?
A. All Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), and Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) certifications retire when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the related technology. After a credential retires, it still appears on your transcript but is listed as "inactive." In most cases, an upgrade path is available for people who have that credential, which allows them to demonstrate their skills on the newest version of the technology without completing all exams associated with the new credential. The following credentials will not be retired: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST), Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), and Microsoft Certified Applications Developer (MCAD).