Microsoft Exam Retirement, welke laatste kans pak jij in 2013?


Het is druk bij Microsoft. Heel veel nieuwe producten zien het daglicht in 2012 en 2013. Dit zorgt er ook voor dat in een ongekend kort tijdsbestek ruwweg driekwart van de Microsoft trainingen en examens vervangen worden. Nieuwe examens en de nieuwe MCSA en MCSE certificeringen zijn een feit.

Zijn de oude examens en certificeringen nu niet meer waardevol? Zeker niet!
Wat zegt Microsoft hier nu zelf over op haar website:

“Your certification will remain valuable as long as companies are using the relevant technologies.”

“Certifications remain valid based on the technology needs and trends in the market and that are not designated as inactive on your transcript.”

“When a certification is deemed no longer valid for current technology trends/solutions, that certification will transition to a Legacy status. As of September 2012, certifications designated as Legacy will no longer be available to be earned. Also beginning in September 2012, Legacy certifications will still appear on your transcript, but will be designated as Legacy.”

“Even though a specific certification has been designated as Legacy, it may still have value to companies and individuals who are still using that older technology.”

Exams have one of two statuses:

  • Active – an exam and/or certification currently available on current technology in market
  • Retired – the date in which an exam is no longer available in market

NOTE: any exam passed prior to it being retired can be counted towards any applicable active certification

Certifications have one of three statuses:

  • Legacy – a certification based on older technology, or that no longer meets current technology trends
  • Inactive – a certification (MCSE, MCSD or MCSM) that requires recertification where recertification requirements have not been met
  • Discontinued – the date in which a certification is no longer available in market

NOTE: any certifications earned prior to being discontinued will remain on the transcript. In some cases, exams may remain in market after the certification is discontinued, but the certification will not be able to be earned after the discontinuation date.

Dus je kunt nu nog certificeren met de kennis die je nu bezit van de bestaande technieken en platforms. Binnenkort zal dit niet meer mogelijk zijn.
Maar het zal nog jaren duren voordat deze technieken niet meer relevant zijn in de markt, niet iedereen stapt meteen over zodra er een nieuwe versie is.

Voor welke certificering is het nu de laatste kans?

MCTS Certificering

MCTS Windows Client

  • MCTS: Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010, Deployment Verlengd!
  • MCTS: Windows Vista, Configuration Verlengd!

MCTS Windows Server

  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration – scheduled to retire on July 31, 2013
  • MCTS: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Configuration – scheduled to retire on July 31, 2013
  • MCTS: Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuration – scheduled to retire on July 31, 2013
  • MCTS: Windows Essential Business Server 2008, Configuration – retired

MCTS Sharepoint and Sharepoint Server

  • MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Application Development – retired

MCTS SQL Server

  • MCTS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development 70-433 – scheduled to retire on July 31, 2013
  • MCTS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance 70-432 Verlengd!
    *Note that this MCTS certification will only be awarded until July 31, 2013.
  • MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance 70-448 Verlengd!
    *
    Note that this MCTS certification will only be awarded until July 31, 2013

MCTS System Center

  • MCTS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuration: 70-401 Verlengd!
  • MCTS: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuration: 70-400 Verlengd!
  • MCTS: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007, Configuration: 70-658 Verlengd!

MCTS Virtualization

  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization 70-659 – scheduled to retire on July 31, 2013
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization 70-669 Verlengd!

MCTS Lync Server

  • MCTS: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Configuration 70-664 Verlengd!

MCTS Project and Project Server

  • MCTS: Microsoft Office Project 2007, Managing Projects 70-632 – retired
  • MCTS: Enterprise Project Management with Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 70-633 –retired
  • MCTS: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Configuration 70-639 – retired

MCTS Visual Studio

  • MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Windows Applications Development 70-511 Verlengd!
  • MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Web Applications Development 70-515 Verlengd!
  • MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 ADO.NET Applications 70-561  – scheduled to retire on July 31, 2013
  • MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 ASP.NET, Applications 70-562 – scheduled to retire on July 31, 2013
  • MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Communication Foundation Applications 70-503 – scheduled to retire on July 31, 2013
  • MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Windows Forms Applications 70-505 scheduled to retire on July 31, 2013
  • MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Presentation Foundation Applications 70-502 scheduled to retire on July 31, 2013
  • MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Workflow Foundation Applications 70-504 scheduled to retire on July 31, 2013

MCITP Certificering

MCITP on Windows Vista

  • MCITP: Consumer Support Technician on Windows Vista 70-620 70-623
    These certifications will be retired on July 31, 2013.
  • MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician on Windows Vista 70-620 70-622
    These certifications will be retired on July 31, 2013.

MCITP on Windows 7

  • After January 31, 2014, you can no longer earn the MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 or the MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7 certifications, but you can still take Exams 70-680, 70-685, and 70-686 to earn the MCSA: Windows 7 certification.

MCITP Windows Server

  • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008 70-647 – scheduled to retire on July 31, 2013
    – Note: Some exams will remain in market, and by passing the remaining exams you will earn the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification.
  • MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008 70-646 Verlengd!
    – Note: These exams will remain in market, and by passing these exams you will earn the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification.
    – Note: This certification will be retired by July 31, 2014. Your retired certification will remain on your transcript with a Legacy designation. Once certifications and their relevant exams are retired, they’re added to the lists of retired exams and retired certifications.
  • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2 70-693 – scheduled to retire on July 31, 2013

MCITP SQL Server

  • MCITP: Database Administrator 2008 70-450 – scheduled to retire on July 31, 2013
    – These certifications will be retired on July 31, 2013.
    – Some exams will remain in market and allow you to earn the MCSA: SQL Server 2008 certification.
  • MCITP: Database Developer 2008 70-433 70-451 – will be retired on July 31, 2013.
  • MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer 2008 70-452  – will be retired on July 31, 2013.
    – Some exams will remain in market and allow you to earn the MCSA: SQL Server 2008 certification.

MCITP Microsoft Exchange Server

  • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010 70-663 Verlengd!
    – Retirement dates for these exams will be announced in 2013.
    – This certification will be retired when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the related technology. Find the mainstream support end date.
  • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2007 retired; 70-236  will be retired on July 31, 2013. 70-337 and 70-238 Retired.

MCITP Microsoft SharePoint Server

  • MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010 70-668 Verlengd!
    – Retirement dates for the exams 70-667 and 70-668 will be announced in 2013.

MCITP Microsoft Lync Server

  • MCITP: Lync Server Administrator 2010 70-665 Verlengd!

MCPD Certificering

MCPD on Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

  • MCPD: Windows Developer 4 70-511 70-513 70-516 70-518 Verlengd!
  • MCPD: Web Developer 4 70-515 70-513 70-516 70-519 Verlengd!

MCPD on Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

  • MCPD: Windows Developer 3.5 on Visual Studio 2008 70-536
  • 70-505 70-563 – retired on July 31, 2013.
  • MCPD: ASP.NET Developer 3.5 on Visual Studio 2008 70-536 70-562 70-564 – retired on July 31, 2013.
  • MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer 3.5 on Visual Studio 2008 70-536 70-505 70-562 70-561 70-503 70-565 – retired on July 31, 2013.

MCPD on Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) certifications on Visual Studio 2005 are considered legacy certifications, because at least two newer versions of the technology on which they certify are available. While one exam that is required to earn these certifications is still available, all other required exams are retired. After September 30, 2012, you will no longer be able to earn an MCPD on Visual Studio 2005, although Exam 536 will continue to be available until July 31, 2013.

  • MCPD: Windows Developer on Visual Studio 2005
  • MCPD: Web Developer on Visual Studio 2005
  • MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer on Visual Studio 2005

MCPD on Microsoft Silverlight 4

  • MCPD: Microsoft Silverlight Developer 4 70-519 Verlengd!