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After my certification is retired,does it mean no more microsoft certified professional & is it good to take exam whic is getting retired RRS feed

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  • As,

    I want to take 70-515 exam but its stated that its goin to retire this july 31.so does it mean am not more microsoft certified professional,after july 31st???

    plsss do reply...and is it good to take that exam whic is getting retired..

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013 11:25 AM

Answers

  • Hi Md Saleh,

    When an exam is retired, it simply means that it is no longer offered to be taken. In other words, no one can take that exam ever again.

    Fortunately, the credentials you earned when you passed the exam do not expire (with a few exceptions), so you will still be an MCP even after the exam is retired.

    Finally, you will have to judge for yourself whether it makes sense to you to take the retiring exam. There can be many different factors involved, including the following:

    1) You need this exam to complete a particular certification

    2) You need this exam for an employment requirement

    3) You have experience with that particular technology

    These are just a few reasons, but you can probably think of more. I wish you every success in your studies.

    James

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12:43 PM

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  • Hi Md Saleh,

    When an exam is retired, it simply means that it is no longer offered to be taken. In other words, no one can take that exam ever again.

    Fortunately, the credentials you earned when you passed the exam do not expire (with a few exceptions), so you will still be an MCP even after the exam is retired.

    Finally, you will have to judge for yourself whether it makes sense to you to take the retiring exam. There can be many different factors involved, including the following:

    1) You need this exam to complete a particular certification

    2) You need this exam for an employment requirement

    3) You have experience with that particular technology

    These are just a few reasons, but you can probably think of more. I wish you every success in your studies.

    James

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12:43 PM
  • Hi,

    additionally to the post above: 70-515 does not retire this year. Have a look at the following blog post.


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    Wednesday, March 6, 2013 8:26 PM
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  • In reference to your very old post, would like to inquire if the validity of MCSA and MCSE changes with the retirement of the included certifications?

    example : in order to become MCSA one needs to have following certifications : MB2-715 , MB2-716 and MB2-717/Mb2-718. Out of these certifications all except MB2-716 are getting retired in June 2019. If someone clear these certifications before they get retired then what will be the validity of their MCSA certification?

    Please advice

    Thanks 

    Preeti

     
    • Proposed as answer by Preeti Kukreja Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:01 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Preeti Kukreja Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:01 PM
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:03 PM