Exam 70-433 SQL Server 2008, Database Development RRS feed

  • Question

  • What is the expiry date for exam 70-433?

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 1:06 PM


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  • The exam is NOT in the list of exams scheduled to retire:


    This means that the date of retirement has not yet been determined.

    Note that retirement is different from expiration. The certifications that you attain by passing 70-433 do not expire (contrary to other newer certifications which do require recertification after two or three years).

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 1:56 PM
  • Hi.

    The 70-433 exam on SQL Server 2008 database development has not been scheduled for retirement yet.

    Here is the exam description:

    Once you pass this exam, you earn the title TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development. You keep this certification title for life.

    It is also one of the two required exams for MCITP: Database Developer 2008. Pass 70-433 and 70-451 for this title.
    **Note that you will not be able to take the 70-451 exam after January 31st, 2014.

    Alternately, you may want to consider going after a SQL Server 2012 certification.
    Here are all the SQL Server certifications:

    Just in case you are interested, here is a web page listing exams currently retired and those that are scheduled to be retired:

    Good luck!

    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 2:05 PM
  • Just to clarify, only the new MCSD and MCSE certification titles require professionals to take special recertification exams. Other certification titles, such as Specialist, MCSA, etc. will remain on the transcript without an Inactive Date (expiration). They remain on the transcript until eventually being marked as Legacy (several years later).

    The recertification exam is based on the specific MCSD/MCSE title.

    If he or she has an MCSE, the recertification exam must be taken within three years of the date of earning it or else the title is marked inactive on their transcript after the expiration. MCSDs must take a special recertification exam within two years.

    Here are the latest recertification policy FAQs: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/certification-exam-policies.aspx#recertification

    Good luck.

    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 2:29 PM