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    Default 680 - 685 retirement?

    The Win7 test are next on my list so I thought I would check on retirement dates, it appears MS only list certs that have been retired and does not give dates indicating when a current cert will be retired. Again I would like to make sure the effort isn't wasted so any ideas?
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    As far as I know, exams are only retired when the product is retired. And it looks like Win7 will be around for a while.
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    According to Microsoft's policy, certifications are retired when the corresponding technology is surpassed by two newer related technology releases.

    So in this example, Windows 7 and Windows 8 are currently valid, and Vista certs are retired.

    However, with the release of Windows 10 and the upcoming corresponding certifications, Windows 7 certs are next to be retired.

    However, I don't believe an official announcement has been made at this time. Furthermore, I don't know how long it will actually take Microsoft to retire the Windows 7 exams. Could be 6 months, could be a year. Either way, I think you should still have plenty of time to obtain the MCSA: Windows 7 certification.
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    Thanks!
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    good to know was wondering about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srabiee View Post
    According to Microsoft's policy, certifications are retired when the corresponding technology is surpassed by two newer related technology releases.

    So in this example, Windows 7 and Windows 8 are currently valid, and Vista certs are retired.

    However, with the release of Windows 10 and the upcoming corresponding certifications, Windows 7 certs are next to be retired.

    However, I don't believe an official announcement has been made at this time. Furthermore, I don't know how long it will actually take Microsoft to retire the Windows 7 exams. Could be 6 months, could be a year. Either way, I think you should still have plenty of time to obtain the MCSA: Windows 7 certification.
    Sums it up nicely.
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    I believe current policy is to give a year notice.
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