Microsoft has scheduled to retire most of their MCTS and MCITP exams on July 31, 2013. Candidates are required to pass these exams before retirement to achieve these certifications. Although these certifications are being retired by Microsoft, they will continue to be valuable as long as companies are using the technologies covered in the certification. These retired certifications will still appear on your transcript, but will be designated as Legacy.


If you are preparing for these exams, you have an opportunity to buy uCertify PrepKits at a significantly discounted price. You can buy any of these PrepKits at a 35% discount by using the discount code ‘mic35’ at checkout. Below are the list of the PrepKits on which you can get discount.

  1. 70-270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  2. 70-290 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
  3. 70-291 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
  4. 70-293 Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
  5. 70-294 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure
  6. 70-297 Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure
  7. 70-433 TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development
  8. 70-450 PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Designing, Optimizing, and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution
  9. 70-451 PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Designing and Optimizing Database Solutions
  10. 70-452 PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Designing a Business Intelligence Solution
  11. 70-502: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Presentation Foundation
  12. 70-503 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Communication Foundation
  13. 70-504 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Workflow
  14. 70-505: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Application Development
  15. 70-506 MCTS: Silverlight 4, Development
  16. 70-536 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation
  17. 70-561 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Application Development
  18. 70-562 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development
  19. 70-563 Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  20. 70-564 PRO: Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  21. 70-565 PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  22. 70-620 TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client
  23. 70-622 Pro: Microsoft Desktop Support – ENTERPRISE
  24. 70-623:  Pro: Microsoft Desktop Support – CONSUMER
  25. 70-643 TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring
  26. 70-647 Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator
  27. 70-648 Upgrading your MCSA on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist
  28. 70-649 Upgrading your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist
  29. 70-660 TS: Windows Internals
  30. 70-681 TS: Windows 7 and Office 2010, Deploying
  31. 70-682 Pro: Upgrading to Windows 7 MCITP Enterprise Desktop Support Technician
  32. 70-683 TS: Windows 7, Preinstalling for OEMs
  33. 70-691 Windows Server 2008 HPC Environments, Developing


These exams will retire on July 31, 2013. So, you must take the advantage of uCertify’s discount offer and pass your exam before it expire.

Microsoft has changed the name of their MCSD exam Metro Style Apps to MCSD: Windows Store Apps. Other than the name change, other aspects of the exam including requirements are exactly the same. As before, there are two paths to achieving this certification—using HTML5 or C#.

To earn a MCSD: Windows Store Apps credential using HTML5, candidates need to pass three exams: 70-480, 70-481, and 70-482.

To earn a MCSD: Windows Store Apps credential using C#, candidates need to pass 70-483, 70-484, and 70-485 exams.

Candidates who have already earned their certification need to take a recertification exam every two years. For more information about this certification, please visit:

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Microsoft is offering a Second Shot offer for either a single exam or a certification pack. If you don’t pass your exam in your first attempt, you can retake the same exam at no additional cost. This offer is attached to the several (see list below) MCSA, MCSE, and MCSD certification exam packs to help you save at least 15% off single exam pricing. Sign up today for your Second Shot certification pack or single exam voucher.

What You Need To Do:

You can easily schedule your exams by following steps:

  • Step 1– Register for your second shot exam voucher
  • Step 2– Book your exam and get schedule by paying on Prometric page and enter a voucher code
  • Step 3– Take your exam.
  • Step 4– If you fail the exam, then a second opportunity will be provided to you to retake the exam at no additional cost. You can book your retake exam by entering the same voucher number.

Second Shot offer is applicable on these Certifications:

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2008
  • MCSA: SQL Server 2012
  • MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure
  • MCSE: Server Infrastructure
  • MCSE: Private Cloud
  • MCSE: Data Platform
  • MCSE: Business Intelligence
  • MCSD: Web Apps
  • MCSD: Windows Store Apps

To learn more, click on the link below:

Microsoft’s Second Shot voucher’ will be available through May 31, 2013.

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Become an Office SuperStar, get college credit, or both! Ever since their launch, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2010 exams have continued to increase in popularity. This July, uCertify has a great way to help you get certified in the latest Microsoft office technologies. Both offers are valid through July 31st, 2012. Use discount code DISCMOS. For volume licenses of 25 or more, contact

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Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) core certification exams validate skills with the Microsoft Office 2010 suite of products to perform real-world tasks: Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint. Start at the beginner level and move on to the Expert Levels (Microsoft Office Expert). Choose any one or all of the exams. They are rigorous exams where candidates are presented with scenarios in which they must apply their knowledge, analyze technical solutions, solve problems, and make decisions.
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The Microsoft Learning Group stated in a recent press release, that it is retooling the Microsoft certification program to address the increasing role of cloud computing in the IT and developer professions. The previous credentials for MCSE and MCSD are back. Indeed, MCSE is now Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert and MCSD is now the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer.

Microsoft is revamping its certification program to meet increasing demand for cloud-computing skill sets, with a new focus on system planning and design. The program now features three new skill levels: Associate, Expert, and Master.

  • The Associate Level comprises of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification. This level represents a foundation and is the prerequisite certification necessary to earn an MCSE.
  • The Expert Level comprises of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) or its developer equivalent, Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), and is Microsoft’s flagship certification for individuals who want to lead their organization’s transition to the cloud.
  • The Master Level is the Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) certification that differentiates the select few from their peers and represents the highest bar of knowledge and skills validation.

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