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Is there a grace period for retired exams?

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Juelz, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    furious MS are retiring the MTA Server fundamentals and from what I've seen they are not replacing it with another server related cert, I am convinced the cloud fundamentals exam is actually the replacement for the server cert (conspiracy). Am I right inthinking there is a default grace period where you can still take retired exams?
     
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  2. Jaron78

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    I am afraid I cat help mate but I have lost ALL interest in MS Exams since they decided to drop the 76-80. Its a joke.
     
  3. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    There are a few I want to get as they directly link to my job role and believe I can get a few of them I can get of the helpdesk as my workforce is highly uncertified, so Im looking to impress.

    I could really do with the server cert but its being retired this week! Which is ruining my plans.
     
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  4. Juelz

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    Ive had a brainwave.. What if I book the exam before the retirement date but schedule it after the retirement date? Anyone got any experience with this scenario?
     
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  5. Jaron78

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    I'm not sure the test centre will allow you too mate. They will (In theory) have all dates for that exam greyed out after the exam expiry date.
     
  6. Juelz

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    I thoughr that to but nope I can schedule past the retirement date.. I may have to contact MS about this to see what the situation is
     
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  7. SimonD
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    Umm I would double check with the testing centre, certainly with VMware and expired exams you can't book and sit them past the expiry date. I would be surprised that MS allow you to pay for and sit an exam that's already been retired.
     
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  8. Sparky
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    Would email MS and see if they can help...
     
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  9. techaddict586

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    Good luck, and let us know what you find out mate.
     
  10. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    The particular exam retirement has been extended for a year! They retired it for a few days then suddenly extended it! Very happy about this, a serious game changer for me.
     
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