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  • Hey,

    i have MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 ASP.NET, Applications certificate which was recently marked as retired . (passed exams 536 and 562)

    the only exam that could upgrade this certificate to MCPD: ASP.NET Developer 3.5 (which is also retired certificate but at least has an upgrade plan) is 70-564 which is also retired so i can't take it.

    It seems like i am stuck with the retired MCTS that i can't upgrade, anything i can do about it? :(

    Saturday, December 21, 2013 12:42 PM

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  • Hi, Shachar.

    Here are the two exams you say you have passed:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam.aspx?ID=70-536
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam.aspx?ID=70-562

    I am assuming you have only passed the two exams above. With them, you have earn the following two certification titles:

    • MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework - Application Development Foundation
    • MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development

    First off, I want to congratulate you earning these MCTS certification titles. Please note that your certification titles are not retired and you keep them for life. They are currently active certifications on your transcript.

    At some point, guessing maybe five(5) to ten (10) years from now, Microsoft will mark your MCTS titles as Legacy - never retired. My MCSD that I earned in 1999 for Visual C++ 6 and Visual Basic 6 are still not even marked as Legacy. Currently, my MCP + Site Building and original MCP that I earned in 1998 are the only titles on my transcript marked as Legacy. Check your transcript!

    Since you do not have a MCPD in .NET 3.5, you do not have any upgrade paths. It seems you have two choices - assuming you wish to pursue a web development certification:

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson




    Sunday, December 22, 2013 9:06 PM
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  • There are usually upgrade exams available for people with existing certifications like MCPD, but MS doesn't usually do upgrade exams for MCTS.  I'm not sure if there is a specific upgrade available for this certification.  If there is it should show when you log in to the certification planner.  

    https://mcp.microsoft.com/Authenticate/Migrate/Migrate.aspx?ReturnUrl=https://mcp.microsoft.com/mcp/tools/CertificationsInProgress.aspx?


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    Sunday, December 22, 2013 1:32 PM
  • Yea, well i guess Microsoft hasn't cover this option because when i try to enter my Certification Planner i get error 500 -.-
    Sunday, December 22, 2013 7:05 PM
  • Hi, Shachar.

    Here are the two exams you say you have passed:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam.aspx?ID=70-536
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam.aspx?ID=70-562

    I am assuming you have only passed the two exams above. With them, you have earn the following two certification titles:

    • MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework - Application Development Foundation
    • MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development

    First off, I want to congratulate you earning these MCTS certification titles. Please note that your certification titles are not retired and you keep them for life. They are currently active certifications on your transcript.

    At some point, guessing maybe five(5) to ten (10) years from now, Microsoft will mark your MCTS titles as Legacy - never retired. My MCSD that I earned in 1999 for Visual C++ 6 and Visual Basic 6 are still not even marked as Legacy. Currently, my MCP + Site Building and original MCP that I earned in 1998 are the only titles on my transcript marked as Legacy. Check your transcript!

    Since you do not have a MCPD in .NET 3.5, you do not have any upgrade paths. It seems you have two choices - assuming you wish to pursue a web development certification:

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson




    Sunday, December 22, 2013 9:06 PM
    Answerer