MCSA: Windows 7 certification

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Not sure if this was posted earlier but they have finally put Windows 7 under the MCSA umbrella.

MCSA: Windows 7 certification now LIVE! - Born to Learn - Born To Learn - Born to Learn
Windows 7 Certification

Here are the MCSA: Windows 7 requirements:

MCSA certification

MCSA: Windows 7
MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator (Exam 70-680:Windows 7, Configuring and Exam 70-686: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator)
MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (Exam 70-680:Windows 7, Configuring and Exam 70-685: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician)

  • When you can I download my certificate?
    • It should be available now if you have the certification on your transcript.
  • What is happening to the existing MCTS and MCITP certifications on Windows 7?
    • These certifications will remain available to earn until January 31, 2014. Once they have been earned they will remain on your transcript.
  • Does the MCSA: Windows 7 certification go away on January 31, 2014?
    • No. The MCSA: Windows 7 certification will remain available after January 31, 2014.
For those that have earned the MCSA: Windows 7 certification, you will be able to earn the new MCSA: Windows 8 certification by taking and passing one exam - exam 689.
Here is the upgrade path to the MCSA: Windows 8 certification.

Current Certification

MCSA: Windows 7
MCSA: Windows 8
Exam 689: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8
This exam has not been released yet, check back later this year for more information.

The MCSA: Windows 7 certification will remain in market and will not retire until one of the following occurs:

  • Two newer versions of the Microsoft technology are available (for example, Windows 7 and Windows 8 are newer versions of Microsoft Windows Vista client technology).
  • Markets around the world are no longer using the product version on which the exam is based.
  • The ongoing exam maintenance can no longer be supported.
  • Too few people are taking an exam.
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