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Exams Retiring at End of June

Nine Microsoft exams whose retirements were announced in June 2002 will be discontinued at the end of this month.

Retirement is finally coming up June 30, 2003, for nine exams, retirements that Microsoft announced a year ago:

  • 70-056: Implementing and Supporting Web Sites Using Site Server 3.0
  • 70-057: Designing and Implementing Commerce Solutions with Site Server 3.0, Commerce Edition
  • 70-080: Implementing and Supporting Internet Explorer 5.0 by Using the Internet Explorer Administration Kit
  • 70-081: Implementing and Supporting Exchange Server 5.5
  • 70-085: Implementing and Supporting SNA Server 4.0
  • 70-088: Implementing and Supporting Proxy Server 2.0
  • 70-091: Designing and Implementing Solutions with Office 2000 and Visual Basic for Applications
  • 70-098: Implementing and Supporting Windows 98
  • 70-105: Designing and Implementing Collaborative Solutions with Outlook 2000 and Exchange Server 5.5

According to an ongoing policy, Microsoft makes impending exam retirement announcements in June each year, with retirements taking place one year after the announcements are made. Because of another policy implemented in October 2001 (see the FAQ at http://www.microsoft.com/traincert/
highlights/announcement.asp
for details), Microsoft also requires no recertification in order to retain currently valid certifications. This means that anyone holding a certification that uses any of these soon-to-retire exams will remain certified.

So far, neither Microsoft nor its public relations company has indicated any retirements pending for next year. Microsoft makes available retirement announcements on this page: http://www.microsoft.com/traincert/
mcpexams/status/examstoretire.asp
.

About the Author

Michael Domingo has held several positions at 1105 Media, and is currently the editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine.

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