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MCSD: Web Applications inactive

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  • Hello,
    I missed my term for MCSD Web App recertification.

    What should I do to activate this certification again?

    I was going to pass 70-494 exam to recertificate, but now I don't have this exam in my certification planner.

    Here is screenshot: https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/getfile/828375

    I contacted MCPHelp@microsoft.com but didn't get any answer.

    Will passing 70-494 activate my MCSD again? Is there any other option for my situation? (passing 70-483?)

    With best regards,
    Krzysztof

    Friday, March 18, 2016 8:44 AM

Answers

  • Hi, Krzysztof.

    YES - you can take and pass exam 70-494 to convert your MCSD: Web Applications certification back to Active status.

    This is exactly what happened to me. My MCSD: Web Applications title became Inactive in November, 2015.

    I took and passed the 70-494 recertification exam in February, 2016 and my MCSD: Web Applications title was converted back to Active.

    As well, it will remain Active for two (2) years from the date I passed the exam. It says this on my transcript.

    My MCSD was marked Inactive from November, 2015 until I passed the exam in February, 2016.

    My transcript does not include the historical fact that my MCSD was Active from November, 2013 to November, 2015. I suspect it would have included this history if I had passed the exam before it became Inactive. However, my transcript includes the dates when I originally passed the required MCSD exams 70-480/70-483, 70-486, and 70-487.

    NOTE: Once you pass any Microsoft certification exam, you can never retake it again. It's always been against Microsoft's Certification policy. You can't start over by retaking all the required exams again if you had already passed them.

    I hope this helps. Go pass that recertification exam!

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Friday, March 18, 2016 12:49 PM
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  • I'm in the same situation.  To the best of my knowledge if the certification goes inactive you have to re-certify from the beginning.  That means retaking all the exams or at least the ones that have expired in your planner.

    http://pages.email.microsoftemail.com/page.aspx?QS=38dfbe491fab00eae0f26cea2a12c230d7049e4219fa4874012ab34fdf77b596&ArticleID=532fbb48-62ff-4c4b-bd61-92066cbd1ba8


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    Friday, March 18, 2016 11:40 AM
  • Hi, Krzysztof.

    YES - you can take and pass exam 70-494 to convert your MCSD: Web Applications certification back to Active status.

    This is exactly what happened to me. My MCSD: Web Applications title became Inactive in November, 2015.

    I took and passed the 70-494 recertification exam in February, 2016 and my MCSD: Web Applications title was converted back to Active.

    As well, it will remain Active for two (2) years from the date I passed the exam. It says this on my transcript.

    My MCSD was marked Inactive from November, 2015 until I passed the exam in February, 2016.

    My transcript does not include the historical fact that my MCSD was Active from November, 2013 to November, 2015. I suspect it would have included this history if I had passed the exam before it became Inactive. However, my transcript includes the dates when I originally passed the required MCSD exams 70-480/70-483, 70-486, and 70-487.

    NOTE: Once you pass any Microsoft certification exam, you can never retake it again. It's always been against Microsoft's Certification policy. You can't start over by retaking all the required exams again if you had already passed them.

    I hope this helps. Go pass that recertification exam!

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Friday, March 18, 2016 12:49 PM
    Answerer
  • That's good to know.  Surprising that the certification planner doesn't show it that way.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    Friday, March 18, 2016 1:41 PM
  • Thank you for your answer David.

    I will start preparing for 70-494 :)

    Monday, March 21, 2016 8:18 AM
  • Hi Mr. Davin 

    I achieved my MCSD(Web Apps) in Sep 2013,and become inactive after two years.

    I passed my MCSD Recertification 70-494 ,on Mar 2017.

    But still my transcript shows ,it is inactive.

    Could you please suggest me , what needs to be done for that.

    Regards

    Resmi


    Monday, June 5, 2017 11:26 AM
  • That Certification was retired on March 31 and is no longer active for anyone.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/mcsd-web-apps-certification.aspx


    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
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    Monday, June 5, 2017 12:07 PM
  • But, I obtained my recertification by Mar 28, 2017; thinking my certification status will be active again and will not expire also.
    Tuesday, June 6, 2017 5:36 AM
  • Sorry, as the article says, that MCSD certification expired on Mar 31, 2017 for everyone.  That has been in print for over a year now.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
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    Tuesday, June 6, 2017 11:29 PM