Monday, March 02, 2009

MCP Exams Scheduled for Discontinuation from 31-Mar-2009

Microsoft is committed to a program of Microsoft Certifications that are relevant, valued, and respected indicators of IT professional and developer technology skills. To fulfill this commitment, the Microsoft Certification team continually monitors current industry trends and evolves accordingly, developing new exams and discontinuing others to ensure that certification requirements keep pace with technology enhancements.

In accordance with this commitment, Microsoft Learning will retire 12 exams on March 31, 2009. These exams focus on technologies no longer included in Microsoft mainstream support, and are requirements for the Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD), Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), and Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) certifications. To complete these credentials, you must pass all required exams before they retire.

To know about the following:
• Developer exams that retire on March 31, 2009
• Microsoft SQL Server exams that retire on March 31, 2009
• Frequently asked questions

MCP Exams being retired from 31-Mar-2009


  1. Can u please give more details about international certification exams?

    I had appeared for MCP SQL 2000.
    I m planning to give 070-526 for .Net + Ado. Net

  2. Hi Meena,

    Thanks for your comment, I don't understand what exactly you mean by saying International exams. Can you explain me your target with MS certification. Drop me a mail at with complete details. Good luck.

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