The Clock is Ticking for MCITP Certifications! Simple List of Titles, Exams, and Retirement Dates RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • 13 of 16 total MCITP titles are retiring.

    Exams marked with * retire the same day as their title.

    Windows Client Vista/7 MCITP Titles, Retire July 31, 2013
    MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician on Windows Vista
    *70-620, *70-622

    MCITP: Consumer Support Technician on Windows Vista
    *70-620, *70-623

    MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
    70-680, 70-685

    MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7
    70-680, 70-686

    Windows Server 2008 MCITP Titles, Retire July 31, 2013
    MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008
    70-640, 70-642, 70-646

    MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008
    70-640, 70-642, *70-643, *70-647, [70-620 or 70-624(retired) or 70-680 or *70-681]

    MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2
    *70-669, *70-693, [*70-659 or 70-652(retired)]

    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 MCITP Titles, Retire July 31, 2013
    MCITP: Database Administrator 2008
    70-432, *70-450

    MCITP: Database Developer 2008
    *70-433, *70-451
    MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer 2008
    70-448, *70-452
    MCITP: Project Server 2007, Retires January 31, 2013
    MCITP: Enterprise Project Management with Microsoft Office Project Server 2007
    *70-632, *70-633, *70-634

    MCITP: Exchange Server 2007, Retires September 30, 2012
    MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2007
    *70-236, *70-237, *70-238

    MCITP Titles, NOT Retiring
    MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010
    70-662, 70-663

    MCITP: Lync Server Administrator 2010
    70-664, 70-665

    MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010
    70-667, 70-668

    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 3:43 AM

All replies

  • Hi Davin,

    This is more useful information to have all in one place, since it can save us all much stress.

    Also, it would be nice if somewhere in this thread you explicitly tell readers which specific exams that comprise the certifications are not retiring. For example, exams 70-680, 70-640, 70-642, 70-646, etc, are not retiring. This can avoid much confusion.

    You're doing us all a tremendous favor. Thanks, again, for sharing.


    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:45 AM
  • I've marked the exams that will retire.

    Thanks for suggestion!

    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Thursday, August 30, 2012 1:28 PM
  • Thanks, Davin. Great job, as usual.


    Thursday, August 30, 2012 1:31 PM
  • I'm confused.

    The MCITP EDST and EDAdmin certs are retiring July31.  But the individual certs themselves are NOT retiring.

    So after July 31st, if I finish 70-680 & 70-685 what will I be (or 70-680/686 for that matter surely someone else wants to know)?  Are we going back to MCDST?  Is that what I would be at that point?  So it's really just semantics?  It was dumb of them to change them to begin with, as nobody knew what they were (not people looking for MCSE etc on your resume) but I digress... :)

    I ask, because while MCITP Pro:EA/SA are retiring too, they just turn into MCSE/MCSA again.  No change, same certs.  It says at MS that they will now apply to the MCSA/MCSE (for 70-640/642/646 etc).  So if you're working on MCITP:Server Admin and have finished 70-640, then july hits, no worries your 640 counts as a test against the NEW (old? :)) MCSA/MCSE.  There is nothing at MS that I could find to confirm or deny the win7 stuff, but they are pretty clear about the MCSA/MCSE stuff just transferring over from the current MCITP:EA/SA.

    I just had my nephew buy some preplogic stuff for 680-685 before realizing there is nothing in print about this at MS that I could find.  Did I just tell him to chase a cert that won't even exist in ANY form after July?  He shouldn't have a problem getting them both by then, but I'd like to light a fire under his butt if this is the case ;)

    I apologize if this has already been answered.  I did google for a bit before landing here :)

    Thanks for your time (Davin or anyone else who can point me to something in PRINT about this on the MS site etc).


    • Edited by SomebodySpecial Sunday, September 2, 2012 12:11 AM Firefox didn't work, paste into Chrome only got half text :)
    Sunday, September 2, 2012 12:09 AM
  • Yes, Aaron.

    If you pass 70-680 and 70-685 after July 31, 2013, you will NOT be an MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7.

    That certification title (along with the many other listed above) will no longer be available. If you pass the two required exams after July 31, 2013, you will be just an MCTS: Windows 7, Configuring and a Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician.

    If a person passes both exams before July 31st, 2013, the MCITP title will be earned and kept on their transcript. The title will not be considered ACTIVE after the retirement date.

    For the MCSE exams that allow upgrades from MCITP EDSA title, I don't think (I am guessing here) Microsoft will honor just passing the two exams if it is after July 31, 2013. They will require the titles to have been earned before the deadline.

    On a side note, I don't think it is a coincidence that all of Microsoft's upgrade paths for their MCSD/MCSE certification titles are exactly one exam shorter than taking the regular exam certification path. This should serve as an excellent reminder that the Microsoft certification team is profit-driven in their goals to sell exams.

    Here is the announcement for the retiring MCITP titles:

    Here is a list of all the exams that will no longer be available:

    Here is the CORRECT list of exams being retired, based on the information shown on the MCITP page:

    Good luck!

    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Sunday, September 2, 2012 2:55 AM
  • The Microsoft MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008 will not retire in July 2013




    Wednesday, April 3, 2013 11:13 PM
  • Hi Derek,

    Sorry, but your information is incorrect. The MCITP: Server Administrator certification retires on July 31, 2013.

    However, the exams that are used to attain this certification (70-640, 70-642, 70-646) will not be retired. Instead, they will now earn you the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification. The title of the certification is changing, but the exams remain the same.


    Thursday, April 4, 2013 3:43 AM
  • HI

    i pass 70-680 70-642 and 70- 640 . but i don't pass  two exams ( 70-643 and 70 -647 ) . you mean i have to pass those exam till July 31 . otherwise these three exam that i passed were useless !!!


    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:37 AM
  • Hi Kamandi,

    No. After July 31, 2012, the three exams that you've already passed won't be useless, but I'll explain further.

    After July 31, the certification that you're presently studying for, the MCITP: Enterprise Administrator, will be retired. However, any exams that you passed prior to the retirement of the certification will remain of your transcript.

    Some exams, like the 70-643 and 70-647, will retire after July 31, while others, like the 70-680, 70-640, and 70-642, will remain current. If you don't complete your MCITP:EA by July 31, don't despair. You will only need to pass the 70-646 exam, and this combined with your 70-640 and 70-642 will be enough to grant you the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification.

    If you still want to go further, then after this you can take the 70-417 upgrade exam, and this will upgrade your MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification to MCSA: Windows Server 2012. So, as you can see, you have options.

    Good luck in your studies.


    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:16 PM
  • ...This should serve as an excellent reminder that the Microsoft certification team is profit-driven in their goals to sell exams...


    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 4:02 PM
  • Hi Davin,

    Very usefull list. Thanks for sharing this.

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    Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:03 AM
  • I'm going to be sitting my 70-685 MCITP EDST exam on the 16th June ;no pressure then lol 
    Friday, May 24, 2013 4:03 PM
  • Hi J. Gilmore,

    Don't worry, you've got lots of time to pass exam 70-685.

    If you've already passed exam 70-680, then when you pass Exam 70-685, before January 31, 2014, you will achieve both the MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7, and the MCSA: Windows 7

    However, if you pass exam 70-685 after January 31, 2014, then you will only earn the MCSA: Windows 7, and this exam and certification are not currently scheduled for retirement. Therefore, you've got lots of time.

    Good luck in your studies.


    Friday, May 24, 2013 9:08 PM
  • Really usefull.. thx for sharing.. :)


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    Tuesday, May 28, 2013 2:53 AM
  • Retiring on January 31, 2014

    70-640: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring

    70-642: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring

    70-646: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator

    70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring

    70-647: Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator

    70-649: Upgrading your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist

    and this link is check bro https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/retired-certification-exams.aspx#fbid=kDuK_W1WXm8

    Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:54 PM
  • ok

    Friday, June 21, 2013 9:12 PM