If you were considering it, now is the right time to get your MCAD, MCSD or MCDBA Certification. Microsoft announces the retiring of the certification exams which are required to earn you these certifications on March 31, 2009. If you are in the middle of your certification or If you have already started preparing for these certifications, you can register for a retiring exam by March 31, 2009, you have uptil May 31, 2009 to complete it. For further details about the retiring exams, kindly visit http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcpexams/status/examstoretire.mspx
Does retiring of an exam affect my certification status ?
Not at all, the certification do not retire when the related exams are discontinued. The MCAD, MCSD and MCDBA certifications will remain on your transcript even after the related exams retire on March 31, 2009. You can register for the exams which are being discontinued before the March 31, 2009 and you have time uptil May 31, 2009 to give that particular exam. The certification will not retire or be removed from your transcript when these exams do, but you will no longer be able to earn them if one of your required exam retires.
What are the requirements for these certifications?
For knowing the complete requirements for certifications, please visit the following links:
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