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    So they are retiring the MCTS status for the 70-640, 70-642 and 70-646 in Jan 2014. Are they also expiring the MCITP that comes with the 70-640, 70-642?

    Is the MCSA Server 2008 confirmed to not expire in Jan 2014?
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    #27
    just spoke to an online microsoft representative and he is saying that MCSA Server 2008 is being retired on Jan 2014....
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    #28
    Hooray for forum searches! I was just about to post a separate topic on this.

    Anyway, it seems Microsoft has yet to eliminate the confusion on these exam retirement dates. It doesn't help when they list the (apparently) updated retirement date for exam 70-450 on the Microsoft SQL Server certifications page and leave the 70-450 page with the original retirement date.

    This is actually a good thing since it buys me more time. With that said, get it together Microsoft!
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    Gentlemen .. get cracking
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    #30
    I have given up on the 70-647: Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator, due to the exam retirement timescale. Now it seems that the MCITP:EA is still good until January 31, 2014.

    I have started looking at Server 2012 material and Windows 8, so reluctant to go back to 647 now.

    Microsoft is having a joke with these dates. Many of us have put hours of study in to no avail
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    #31
    Seems like the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration (70-642) and MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration (70-640) are no longer retiring.

    Sweet!

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    #32
    Quote Originally Posted by neathneathneath View Post
    I have given up on the 70-647: Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator, due to the exam retirement timescale. Now it seems that the MCITP:EA is still good until January 31, 2014.

    I have started looking at Server 2012 material and Windows 8, so reluctant to go back to 647 now.

    Microsoft is having a joke with these dates. Many of us have put hours of study in to no avail
    I hear ya on this - I busted my butt the last few months getting the others done, only to realize last month that MS moved everything to January 2014!

    Regarding server 2012, I do enterprise support and in the last 6 months i"ve seen exactly ONE case on server 2012, while about 50% of my cases are server 2003, 45% server 2008 and 4.9% are windows 2000! IMHO getting your 70-647 will be far more marketable than any 2012 certs at this point. But of course this varies enterprise to enterprise!
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    Retiring or not I need to knock this thing out...
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    #34
    Not to reopen a month old thread, but did anyone ever find a definitive answer for if the MCSA: 2008 is retiring on Jan 31? I am about to start on this now and would like to know how much time I have to pace myself through these 3 exams...

    I see it's not listed under any retiring exams, so that means it's good for at least another 12 months correct?
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    The MCSA:2008 seems to be staying around for a while. So is the MCTS for some of the individual exams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unfbilly11 View Post
    Not to reopen a month old thread, but did anyone ever find a definitive answer for if the MCSA: 2008 is retiring on Jan 31? I am about to start on this now and would like to know how much time I have to pace myself through these 3 exams...
    Quote Originally Posted by unfbilly11 View Post
    I see it's not listed under any retiring exams, so that means it's good for at least another 12 months correct?
    MCSA: Server 2008 is their new certification (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, NOT Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) and will therefore be around for the foreseeable future as Server 2008 will remain relevant in the market for a long time. MCITP: SA/EA are the retiring ones and MCSA: Server 2008 is intended to replace those.

    I don't know where you saw that MCSA: Server 2008 is retiring in January but it must have been listed wrong or something because that's not the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunt View Post
    I don't know where you saw that MCSA: Server 2008 is retiring in January but it must have been listed wrong or something because that's not the case.
    70-643, 70-647 & the upgrade exam 70-649 are retiring on January 31st 2014 - Source: Retiring Exams (under Windows Server)

    You will only be able to get MCSA 2008 by getting 70-640, 70-642 & 70-646 after that date, but I wouldn't think it would be around too long after the other exams have gone, going by Microsoft's recent retirement policy so far...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunt View Post
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    I don't know where you saw that MCSA: Server 2008 is retiring in January but it must have been listed wrong or something because that's not the case.
    For a while the MCSA was listed as expiring on Jan 31st on the MS website. However, they took it down - so it probably was a mistake on their part.. or they changed their mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asif Dasl View Post
    70-643, 70-647 & the upgrade exam 70-649 are retiring on January 31st 2014 - Source: Retiring Exams (under Windows Server)

    You will only be able to get MCSA 2008 by getting 70-640, 70-642 & 70-646 after that date, but I wouldn't think it would be around too long after the other exams have gone, going by Microsoft's recent retirement policy so far...
    When Server 2008 was released, I wonder how long they kept the certifications for Server 2003 active? That could give us a good idea, does anyone know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunt View Post
    When Server 2008 was released, I wonder how long they kept the certifications for Server 2003 active? That could give us a good idea, does anyone know?
    The dates are listed under that link I gave you before, they didn't retire the Server 2003 exams until last week (July 31st - 10 years old!). They won't leave the 2008 exams that long, they are very aggresssive now about moving people on to the latest exams. I was surprised they delayed the retirement of MCITP:EA until January 31st 2014.
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    10 years!? Holy crap! I'm actually trying to get the 4 exams for MCITP: EA done by their expiration date in January so I'm really pushing it here. If only they were that liberal with the expiration date for MCITP!
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