Microsoft Certification Discontinued Exams

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Microsoft recently announced plans to retire 26 certification exams on June 30, 2011, including exams 70-271 and 70-272, which are required for the Microsoft Certified Desktop Technician (MCDST) credential. The rest of the exams being retired are mostly related to SQL Server 2005, BizTalk Server 2006, or Visual Studio 2005. Fo the full list, visit Microsoft's website.


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  • SrSysAdminSrSysAdmin Member Posts: 259
    Does anybody have any idea when they'll be discontinuing the MCSE exams?

    I've completed by MCSA but need to take 3 more exams for the MCSE and would really like to know.


    Thanks!
    Current Certifications:

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    Currently Studying for:
    * 70-293 Maintaining a Server 2003 Network

    Future Plans:

    * 70-294 Planning a Server 2003 AD
    * 70-297 Designing a Server 2003 AD
    * 70-647 Server 2008
    * 70-649 MCSE to MCITP:EA
  • jmritenourjmritenour Member Posts: 565
    SrSysAdmin wrote: »
    Does anybody have any idea when they'll be discontinuing the MCSE exams?

    I've completed by MCSA but need to take 3 more exams for the MCSE and would really like to know.


    Thanks!

    Other than a few elective exams here and there, as we've seen already, I'd imagine the core (70-290, 70-291, 70-293 & 70-294) along with the design exams won't be retired until whatever server version is next after 2008 and the certification system for that product is out.
    "Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible; suddenly, you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi
  • xenodamusxenodamus Member Posts: 758
    If you're going to take any of the MCSE exams I would plan to do it by the end of 2011.
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