It's last call. Reminder that we are coming up on the final days of 22 exams, some of which will have been in market for more than eight years, bless their hearts.
As we've been announcing over the last year, these are going away--if you wanted to add any of the list below to your transcript, use to complete a Windows Server 2000 track, or use the upgrade path from Windows Server 2000 to 2003 (exams 70-292 and/or 70-296) you need to act very fast. Retiring exams fall in to these categories:
- Windows Server 2000
- Windows NT 4.0
- Exchange Server 2000
Top two reasons not to freak out
- When the exams retire, they will stay on your transcript to show your complete certification history.
- If you have completed a certification and one of the underlying exams retires, nothing happens to your certification, it is yours to keep.
Find the list and more info here. Or skim the list below, in which, for no reason I can ascertain, four exams have self-bolded and refuse to give up the limelight, despite my best unbolding efforts. They are the peacocks of the retiring exams community. Oh, look at me, look at me, they crow. They probably have their own little blogs.
- Exam 70-296: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment for an MCSE Certified on Windows 2000
- Exam 70-232: Implementing and Maintaining Highly Available Web Solutions with Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Technologies and Microsoft Application Center 2000
- Exam 70-210: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
- Exam 70-214: Implementing and Managing Security in a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure
- Exam 70-215: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
- Exam 70-216: Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure
- Exam 70-217: Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure
- Exam 70-218: Managing a Windows 2000 Network Environment
- Exam 70-219: Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure
- Exam 70-220: Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network
- Exam 70-221: Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure
- Exam 70-226: Designing Highly Available Web Solutions with Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Technologies
- Exam 70-244: Supporting and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Network
- Exam 70-225: Designing and Deploying a Messaging Infrastructure with Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server
- Exam 70-234: Designing and Implementing Solutions with Microsoft Commerce Server 2000
- Exam 70-230: Designing and Implementing Solutions with Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000, Enterprise Edition
- Exam 70-227: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000, Enterprise Edition
- Exam 70-086: Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0
If you do plan to take an exam, don't forget to register for Second Shot.