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MCSE Windows 2000 certification expires? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I received my MCSE windows 2000 certification on 12/2002.  How do I know if this certification is expired or does it ever expire?
    Monday, April 20, 2009 4:23 PM

Answers

  • No, this certification does not expire, just the tests you can take in order to get this certification expire. You will always hold the MCSE status on Windows 2000.

    Hope this helps.
    Eric
    Monday, April 20, 2009 4:44 PM
  • The MCSE and other such certifications never officially retire because it was never in the original spec. They will become obsolete tho as the need for this certification diminishes.

    The newer certs do retire with the end of the product.

    In suimpler words you can be an MCSE 2000 for your lifetime, but only an MCITP EA 2008 for the lifetime of Windows 2008 :)

    MCP,MCAD,MCSD.NET,MCTS*7,MCPD*3,MCITP*2,MCDBA Blog: http://certsandprogs.blogspot.com
    Monday, April 20, 2009 4:45 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • No, this certification does not expire, just the tests you can take in order to get this certification expire. You will always hold the MCSE status on Windows 2000.

    Hope this helps.
    Eric
    Monday, April 20, 2009 4:44 PM
  • The MCSE and other such certifications never officially retire because it was never in the original spec. They will become obsolete tho as the need for this certification diminishes.

    The newer certs do retire with the end of the product.

    In suimpler words you can be an MCSE 2000 for your lifetime, but only an MCITP EA 2008 for the lifetime of Windows 2008 :)

    MCP,MCAD,MCSD.NET,MCTS*7,MCPD*3,MCITP*2,MCDBA Blog: http://certsandprogs.blogspot.com
    Monday, April 20, 2009 4:45 PM
    Moderator
  • THanks,
    I assume also the MCSA certification never expires also?
    Monday, April 20, 2009 5:08 PM
  • Correct.  However, you may want to consider updating your skills (and certifications) from Windows 2000 Pro/Server 2000 to Server 2008.
    Monday, April 20, 2009 5:49 PM
    Answerer