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Microsoft Specialist

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Makaveli, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. Makaveli

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    Did anyone receive an email from Microsoft to say they are now a "Microsoft Specialist"?
     
  2. Makaveli

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    Looks like Microsoft have added a new certification. See the following link for more information https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/learning/specialist-certification.aspx
     
  3. Makaveli

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    Did anyone else receive an email from Microsoft about becoming a "Microsoft Specialist"?
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2015
  4. Juelz

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    Whilst I cant answer your question with a gospel answer as I've not taken these specialist exams I believe you dont get email confirmation and your results are displayed when you log into the exam site e.g Pearsons, and view candidate history.

    Do these specialist certs expire?
     
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  5. dmarsh

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    I have a number of previous MCTS exams, so I'm probably the equivalent, but no I didn't get an email recently.
     
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    They expire, right?
     
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  7. Makaveli

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    The email was to advise that I am now a "Microsoft Specialist" and not a exam result/score. You are correct in that when you finish the exam at the test center the result/score is displayed on the screen. As far as I know the MCSE certificate expires after 3 years, I dont think the MCSA or lower certificates expire at present.
     
  8. dmarsh

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    Dunno, not bothered to check, still listed on mcp member site..
     
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  9. Ce127

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    I received one of these emails this weekend, Makaveli
     
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  10. Rob1234

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    I also got one this weekend, it has happened before they create a new certification for a bit of extra money and if you have an older one automatically upgrade you which just seems silly to me I have not taken any of there exams for years but I have the certification quick way to devalue a certification.
     
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  11. Makaveli

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    It does seem strange, I dont really see the need for it as there is the MCP and MCTS certificates at that level.
     
  12. Pizzaboy

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    I got the email a couple days ago too, just treated it as spam. I did the exam a couple years ago so I found it odd that M$ would be emailing me now, but you're right now MCTS and Microsoft Specialist.
     
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