Microsoft extends Windows 7 and SharePoint Server 2013 certifications to mid-2018

January 30, 2017 at 2:50 pm | Posted in Certification Paths, Microsoft | Leave a comment
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Key certifications receive new lease on life

Microsoft announced that they have extended the life of certifications that were previously slated to expire in 2017. These exams will now expire on July 31, 2018:

  • 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring
  • 70-685: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician
  • 70-686: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator
  • 70-488: Developing SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions
  • 70-489: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions


The good news is that you now have over a year to study for and secure these key certifications – and Transcender has a full range of practice tests, e-learning, and practice labs to help you succeed.

Windows Server 2008 to be retired in mid-2017

All of the following exams will retire July 31, 2017:

  • 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
  • 70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
  • 70-646: Pro: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
  • 70-694: Virtualizing Enterprise Desktops and Apps

Recertification to be phased out in Q1 2017

These recertification exams are retiring on March 31, 2017.

SharePoint recertification:

  • 70-383: Recertification for MCSE: SharePoint
  • 70-384: Recertification for MCSE: Communication
  • 70-385: Recertification for MCSE: Messaging
  • 70-517: Recertification for MCSD: SharePoint Applications

Business Intelligence recertification:

  • 70-469: Recertification for MCSE: Data Platform
  • 70-470: Recertification for MCSE: Business Intelligence

Visual Studio and .NET recertification:

  • 70-490: Recertification for MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using HTML5
  • 70-491: Recertification for MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using C#
  • 70-494: Recertification for MCSD: Web Applications
  • 70-499: Recertification for MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management

MCSE recertification:

  • 70-980: Recertification for MCSE: Server Infrastructure
  • 70-981: Recertification for MCSE: Private Cloud


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