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MSDN subscription when obtaining a certification? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I was wondering which Microsoft certifications if any gave an MSDN subscription access.

    Today, a coworker was mentioning that upon getting a MS cert, I would get a 1-year MSDN subscription. For now though, I only have one exam passed (70-483). I got the MCP and C# specialist status but I'm pretty sure that's not enough. If I continue and get an MCSD cert, would that give access to an MSDN account? And if so, it is indeed for 1 year?

    Thanks!

    Friday, January 9, 2015 3:25 PM

Answers

  • There was a time several years ago when an MSDN subscription was a benefit of getting a developer certification.  But that benefit hasn't been active for several years now.  To the best of my knowledge there is no certification that you can get that will get you an MSDN subscription.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
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    Friday, January 9, 2015 3:35 PM

All replies

  • There was a time several years ago when an MSDN subscription was a benefit of getting a developer certification.  But that benefit hasn't been active for several years now.  To the best of my knowledge there is no certification that you can get that will get you an MSDN subscription.

    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, January 9, 2015 3:35 PM
  • Hi Paul,

    MCT's do get a msdn subscription as a benefit part. They always got a technet subscription but that changed las year. So there is still a group out there that receives this benefit ;-)


    Maurice

    Friday, January 9, 2015 11:16 PM
  • Agreed, but I didn't think he was asking about the Certified Trainer Certification.  Its kind of a special case.  He's asking about certifications that you earn by taking Exams.  That wouldn't include MCT.

    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, January 9, 2015 11:38 PM
  • Indeed, I was asking about certifications earned by taking exams like 70-483 Programming in C# for instance that can contribute, say, to the MCSD Web Applications.

    It's entirely possible that my coworker, which has been in the field for many years now, was referring to a benefit that was given a couple of years ago without knowing it was no longer valid.

    Thank you for the answer!


    Saturday, January 10, 2015 12:05 AM