When will 70-290 and 70-291 be retired

Discussion in 'MCSA' started by T, Dec 17, 2008.

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    T Guest

    I still have to complete 70-290 and 70-291. Does anyone know how long I
    have before they are retired?
    T, Dec 17, 2008
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    John R Guest

    Since they are related to Server 2003, they will retire when mainstream
    support for Server 2003 retires. I forget exactly how long that will be (if
    it has even been announced yet), but I am sure you have plenty of time.

    John R
    John R, Dec 17, 2008
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    But that "retire when mainstream support retires" policy is only applicable
    to =MCTS= exams. Since the 70-290 and 70-291 are =MCP= exams, it's not
    exactly known. Historically (until the new MCTS policy), cert exams were
    available for a while past the expiration of mainstream support.

    Mainstream support for SQL Server 2000 expired last April, but the MCDBA SQL
    Server 2000 exams are available until 3/31/2009.

    Visual Studio 2003 mainstream support expired a couple of months ago, but
    the .NET Framework v1.1 exams are available until 3/31/2009.

    But, "at least until July, 2010", would certainly be a valid answer. :)

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP(x2), MCTS(x5), MCP(x7), MCBMSP
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)

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    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Dec 18, 2008
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    Toso Contoso Guest

    Toso Contoso, Dec 18, 2008
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    S Guest

    Thanks to all who replied, this should be enough time!
    S, Dec 18, 2008
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    catwalker63 Guest

    They usually anounce exam retirement a year in advance.
    catwalker63, Dec 19, 2008
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