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When is going to be expired MCITP Windows 2008 Server? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I would like to know until when is going to be possible to do MCITP Windows 2008 Server exams.

    Some time ago I read on http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/retired-certifications.aspx  that the certifications will going to be expired on July 31 of 2013.  But nowdays it doesn`t appear anything on the web.

    Many thanks

    Regards

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:01 AM

Answers

  • Hi Roberto,

    Welcome to the forum. The exams that comprise the MCITP: Server Administrator certification (70-640, 70-642, 70-646) are not currently scheduled for retirement. Therefore, you can take these exams whenever you want.

    However, the MCITP: Server Administrator certification itself is due for retirement on July 31, 2013, to be replaced fully by the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification, which is its equivalent. However, if you pass the three required exams before the retirement of the MCITP certification, then you will earn both the MCITP and the MCSA certifications simultaneously.

    In summary, on July 31, 2013 the MCITP: Server Administrator certification retires, but the three required exams do not retire. Instead they will now earn you the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification.

    I hope I have answered your question. Good luck in your studies.

    James

    • Marked as answer by roberto aguirre Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:17 PM
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 2:47 PM
  • Hi Roberto,

    Thanks for your reply. If you read the notes carefully on the page you referenced, then you will see that the MCITP: Server Administrator certification is being retired, but not the exams. Exams 70-640, 70-642, and 70-646 are still current, and are not yet scheduled for retirement. Please click on the links I've included and see for yourself.

    The MCITP: Server Administrator certification is being completely replaced by the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 after July 31, 2013. Therefore, if you pass exams 70-640, 70-642, and 70-646 after July 31, you will achieve the MCSA: Windows Server 2008, instead of the MCITP: Server Administrator.

    I hope I have answer your question. Please let me know if you have any further queries.

    James

    • Marked as answer by roberto aguirre Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:16 PM
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:04 PM
  • Hi Roberto,

    Although I don't have any current figures for 2013, past figures suggest that the world-wide market share of Windows Server 2008 is significantly greater than that of Windows Server 2012, although Server 2012's market share is increasing.

    Server 2008 R2 will not reach end-of-life until January 2020, so it should be current for about another 7 years. Therefore, if you currently work with Server 2008 or 2008 R2, or if it's dominant in your job market, then it would make sense to get certified on this.

    After attaining Server 2008 certification, you can take a single upgrade exam (70-417) to upgrade your MCSA: Windows Server 2008 to MCSA: Windows Server 2012 when you're ready.

    I hope I have answered your question. Good luck with your certification.

    James

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:58 PM

All replies

  • The 70-647 is scheduled to expire on July 31 of 2013. This is one of the exams required to become MCITP EA.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-647

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:16 AM
  • Hi Roberto,

    Welcome to the forum. The exams that comprise the MCITP: Server Administrator certification (70-640, 70-642, 70-646) are not currently scheduled for retirement. Therefore, you can take these exams whenever you want.

    However, the MCITP: Server Administrator certification itself is due for retirement on July 31, 2013, to be replaced fully by the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification, which is its equivalent. However, if you pass the three required exams before the retirement of the MCITP certification, then you will earn both the MCITP and the MCSA certifications simultaneously.

    In summary, on July 31, 2013 the MCITP: Server Administrator certification retires, but the three required exams do not retire. Instead they will now earn you the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification.

    I hope I have answered your question. Good luck in your studies.

    James

    • Marked as answer by roberto aguirre Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:17 PM
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 2:47 PM
  • That's excellent news, I just want to verify that I can also take 70-649 and 70-646 to obtain the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 cert.
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 7:57 PM
  • Hi Mettiet,

    Good to hear from you. Please be aware, however, that although exam 70-646 is not yet scheduled for retirement, exam 70-649 will retire on July 31, 2013.

    Therefore, for your plans involving exam 70-649, please ensure that you can pass it by July 31. Good luck in your studies.

    James


    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 8:26 PM
  • Hello James,

    I make myself a little mess with his issue. You say that MCITP is going to the be retired detrimental MCSA, but http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcitp-certification.aspx#item-ID0EFAAAABCA  it is said that 70-640, 70-642, 70-646 is going to be retired on July 31. Then I suppose Microsoft is going to stop supporting this exams and Windows 2008 certs., dont I?

    If not, Why MicroSoft is going to support 2012 server certs?. Nowadays mainly, severs are in W2008.

    Please, can you clarify me this point?

    Thanks and regards.


    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 9:53 PM
  • Hi Roberto,

    Thanks for your reply. If you read the notes carefully on the page you referenced, then you will see that the MCITP: Server Administrator certification is being retired, but not the exams. Exams 70-640, 70-642, and 70-646 are still current, and are not yet scheduled for retirement. Please click on the links I've included and see for yourself.

    The MCITP: Server Administrator certification is being completely replaced by the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 after July 31, 2013. Therefore, if you pass exams 70-640, 70-642, and 70-646 after July 31, you will achieve the MCSA: Windows Server 2008, instead of the MCITP: Server Administrator.

    I hope I have answer your question. Please let me know if you have any further queries.

    James

    • Marked as answer by roberto aguirre Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:16 PM
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:04 PM
  • Hello again James,

    Then,  is it worth prepare nowdays 2012 certificacion?. In Spain, -which is my country-  all this implemented in W2008. In USA I suppose not.

    But , do you -or any other user- know in the rest of Europe , mainly in  UK and Ireland, which is the situation?

    Thanks

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:22 PM
  • Hi Roberto,

    Although I don't have any current figures for 2013, past figures suggest that the world-wide market share of Windows Server 2008 is significantly greater than that of Windows Server 2012, although Server 2012's market share is increasing.

    Server 2008 R2 will not reach end-of-life until January 2020, so it should be current for about another 7 years. Therefore, if you currently work with Server 2008 or 2008 R2, or if it's dominant in your job market, then it would make sense to get certified on this.

    After attaining Server 2008 certification, you can take a single upgrade exam (70-417) to upgrade your MCSA: Windows Server 2008 to MCSA: Windows Server 2012 when you're ready.

    I hope I have answered your question. Good luck with your certification.

    James

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:58 PM