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Calendar Year Meaning? Should I wait for 2017?

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  • Hello,

    I am planning to earn MCSE: Productivity certification but I am a little confused with calendar year word in official page. 

    Official page states to take at least 2 exams from selections in calendar year 2016. As we are in the end of 2016, I wonder if I should wait 2017 to take those exams?

    Following is quote from the official page :

    For 2016, this MCSE certification can be earned as follows:

    Step 1. Earn one of the following Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certifications:

    Step 2. Pass one of the following elective exams during the 2016 calendar year.

    Sunday, December 18, 2016 6:01 PM

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  • Hi,

    The site also has this information: "each calendar year, you have the opportunity to earn the certification and to receive an additional entry on your transcript. You do this by passing a unique exam from the list of electives, which demonstrates your continued investment to broaden or deepen your skills in a specific technology area."

    So this looks likes a poor choice of words that MS used, this will continue next year and  an exam you passed this year will still be valid next year.

    Danny


    Thursday, December 22, 2016 11:38 AM
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  • I am still awaiting an explanation for this.
    Tuesday, December 20, 2016 3:44 PM
  • Hi,

    The site also has this information: "each calendar year, you have the opportunity to earn the certification and to receive an additional entry on your transcript. You do this by passing a unique exam from the list of electives, which demonstrates your continued investment to broaden or deepen your skills in a specific technology area."

    So this looks likes a poor choice of words that MS used, this will continue next year and  an exam you passed this year will still be valid next year.

    Danny


    Thursday, December 22, 2016 11:38 AM
    Moderator