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Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-v and System Center Expiration RRS feed

  • Question

  • Prometric says: STATUS: Passed, EXPIRATION: 22-03-2015.

    Does this means that I have to take the exam again before 22-03-2015?


    Saturday, April 5, 2014 4:14 PM

Answers

  • That's not quite true. Some of the new certifications (especially the MCSD exam tracks) need a recertification every two years.

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    Monday, April 7, 2014 1:48 PM
    Answerer
  • Hi, Daniel.

    Let me understand this exactly.

    You log into http://register.prometric.com/ and then on the left side, you click Candidate History to see your list of exam attempts.

    Under the Status Expiration column, all the way to the right, it should read Passed and the date/time you passed it. Are you sure it reads 2015 and not 2014? Is there also another date on that same row/column for this exam's expiration below the date you passed it?

    On the Prometric site, this column is supposed to display the date you passed it and optionally the date it expires for many non-Microsoft exams.

    Typically for Microsoft exams, this final column will state the day you passed the exam and not an expiration date.

    As well, by passing this exam, I know that you also earned a Specialist: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center certification title. This certification does not expire.

    Exam 74-409: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam.aspx?ID=74-409

    Have you looked at your MCP transcript to see if a expiration date is mentioned there? No matter what it states on the Prometric site, your transcript will describe any exam/certification expiration dates much more accurately.

    Also, I understand that the 74-nnn series exams are Microsoft partner exams. Perhaps they do require recertification to keep up to date with the latest certifications.

    If your transcript does really contain an expiration, you can contact Prometric about this and see if they can help you understand it. Here is the Prometric contact information for Microsoft exams:
    https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/pages/contact-numbers.aspx?client=microsoft

    As well, if they can't help you, you can call/email Microsoft Learning Support with information found here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/help.aspx.

    Finally, if you want to be sure how this exam works against your employer's Microsoft partnership, you can log in and view the Partner support page here:
    https://partners.microsoft.com/partnerprogram/help/en-us/whgdata/whlstt14.htm#14

    I hope someone can help you get this cleared up.

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 5:01 PM
    Answerer

All replies

  • Hi,

    are you talking about the 74-409 exam? If so, the official exam site does not mention any expiration of the exam, but many of the new exams require recertification every two years. Maybe the exam site is not up to date an you need to recertify before March 2015.


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    @Horizon_Net | Blog

    Monday, April 7, 2014 8:54 AM
    Answerer
  • Yes, i did the 74-409 exam with a voucher. Passed it last week, so if i have to recertify before March 2015 my certification is valid for a year.

    I've searched a lot and some people says that Microsoft Certifications never expires only becomes obsolete.

    Monday, April 7, 2014 11:39 AM
  • That's not quite true. Some of the new certifications (especially the MCSD exam tracks) need a recertification every two years.

    Best Regards. When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer. This helps us build a healthy and positive community.

    @Horizon_Net | Blog

    Monday, April 7, 2014 1:48 PM
    Answerer
  • Hi, Daniel.

    Let me understand this exactly.

    You log into http://register.prometric.com/ and then on the left side, you click Candidate History to see your list of exam attempts.

    Under the Status Expiration column, all the way to the right, it should read Passed and the date/time you passed it. Are you sure it reads 2015 and not 2014? Is there also another date on that same row/column for this exam's expiration below the date you passed it?

    On the Prometric site, this column is supposed to display the date you passed it and optionally the date it expires for many non-Microsoft exams.

    Typically for Microsoft exams, this final column will state the day you passed the exam and not an expiration date.

    As well, by passing this exam, I know that you also earned a Specialist: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center certification title. This certification does not expire.

    Exam 74-409: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam.aspx?ID=74-409

    Have you looked at your MCP transcript to see if a expiration date is mentioned there? No matter what it states on the Prometric site, your transcript will describe any exam/certification expiration dates much more accurately.

    Also, I understand that the 74-nnn series exams are Microsoft partner exams. Perhaps they do require recertification to keep up to date with the latest certifications.

    If your transcript does really contain an expiration, you can contact Prometric about this and see if they can help you understand it. Here is the Prometric contact information for Microsoft exams:
    https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/pages/contact-numbers.aspx?client=microsoft

    As well, if they can't help you, you can call/email Microsoft Learning Support with information found here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/help.aspx.

    Finally, if you want to be sure how this exam works against your employer's Microsoft partnership, you can log in and view the Partner support page here:
    https://partners.microsoft.com/partnerprogram/help/en-us/whgdata/whlstt14.htm#14

    I hope someone can help you get this cleared up.

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 5:01 PM
    Answerer