The following Microsoft exams are retiring over the next 12 months. (The information that follows is subject to change by Microsoft)
We received an email last night from a customer asking what they need to achieve a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associates certification. For those new to Microsoft and IT certifications in general, there are several different software products from Microsoft in which someone can achieve an MCSA. These are as follows:
If you live or work far from a Pearson VUE test center, Microsoft Online Proctored exams allow you to test from your home, office, or any other location that meets testing requirements. Starting December 16th, 2014, Online Proctored exams are available in specific countries only including the United States, Australia, Ireland, and Thailand to name a few...
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You still have time to test! Microsoft 2nd shot program will end January 12th, 2016. You must complete your initial attempt on or before this date.
The IT certification of Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 is proof of your efficiency in using the Microsoft Office 2010 suite creatively, taking full advantage of the capabilities offered by its programs. By obtaining the IT certification as Microsoft Office Specialist 2010, you will be able to demonstrate your enhanced skills in working with the Microsoft Office suite and cope successfully in competitive academic or business environments. The MOS 2010 certification will prove your ability to take advantage of the advanced workflow tools and content management system of the Microsoft Office 2010 suite, which comprises all the features needed to create, edit or share documents from any place.
The Microsoft MCSD, or Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, certification, is a paramount IT certification for specialists in the field of the design and development of customized business solutions with the aid of Microsoft developed technologies, platforms and tools. The Microsoft MCSD Certification comprises areas spanning the analysis of business requirements and maintenance of solutions, and different job tasks are given to test candidates’ competence. This type of IT certification is appropriate for IT specialists working as software engineers, software developers, software applications engineers, technical consultants, and in other related positions. Candidates should be well versed in the use of Microsoft office and Microsoft Back Office; furthermore, they should have had at least two years of practical experience in development related fields prior to considering taking the MCSD Certification.
For a limited time, Microsoft has reinstated its Second Shot program between the dates of July 12, 2015 and January 12, 2016.