Microsoft gives procrastinators a reprieve!


In the last few months I have been panicking because the MS SQL Server 2008 certification were set to retire July 31, 2013. At least that is what I kept reading.  Yes, I know SQL 2012 is “standard issue” now; but most of us are still using SQL 2008/2008 R2 and even possibly 2005! It would be nice to get our certifications in the systems that we primarily use.

For those of us that are “true” procrastinators, Microsoft apparently has given us a reprieve on our MS SQL Server Certifications, at least for DBAs.

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/sql-certification.aspx#fbid=Qq96ZyrLZit

If you scroll down and expand the “Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) accordion, you will notice that MCITP for Administration retire date has been pushed back to January 1, 2014.  That’s 6 more months of time you (and I) have to complete it (if you want).

The bad news, the BI and Developer MCITP Certifications will still expire on July 31, 2013.  Luckily I already have my MCITP in BI. 

Now the real question, can I squeeze 70-448 and 70-452 (Dev tests) into 29 days?  Only time will tell!

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