Friday, 28 February 2014

Retiring Microsoft exams – the latest update


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Microsoft has announced the next batch of retiring examinations. This time, retirements concern 17 exams in 13 Microsoft certification courses.

The first exam to kick off the new batch of retirements is Exam 98-373: MTA Mobile Development Fundamentals of the MTA Gaming & Mobile Development Fundamentals course and it will do so on 30th June 2014.

The remaining 16 exams will retire on the same day, 31st July 2014. They are as follows:

Exam - Course

  • Exam 70-595 - TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions by Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010MCTS BizTalk Server 2010

  • Exam 70-518 - PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Windows Developer

  • Exam 70-519 - PRO: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4 MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer

  • Exam 70-671 TS: Volume Licensing Specialist, Small and Medium Organizations AND Exam 70-672 TS: Volume Licensing Specialist, Volume Licensing Specialist, Large OrganizationsMCTS Volume Licensing Specialist

  • Exam 70-583 - PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4 - MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Windows Azure Developer

  • Exam 70-513 - TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 AND Exam 70-516 - TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 - MCTS .NET 4 Services & Data

  • Exam 70-177: MCTS Microsoft Project Server 2010, Configuring - MCTS Project Server 2010, Configuration

  • Exam 70-433: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development AND Exam 70-451: PRO: Designing Database Solutions and Data Access Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 ­- MCTS / MCITP Database Developer 2008

  • Exam 70-450 Pro: Designing, Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Server Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 - MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008

  • Exam 70-516 - TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Exam 70-511 - TS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Exam 70-513 - TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 AND Exam 70-515 - TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 - MCTS .NET 4 Data Access, Windows and Service Communication Applications, MCTS .NET 4 Data Access and Web Applications AND MCTS .NET 4 Data Access, Web and Service Communication Applications


For more information on all retiring examinations, visit Microsoft Learning

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