Retirement of the MCSA, MCSD, MCSE certifications and related exams has been extended to January 31, 2021.
As the response to COVID-19 continues to evolve, Microsoft has taken several steps to protect health, safety, and well-being while continuing to enable its customers to learn and get certified on Microsoft technologies.
- The retirement of the MCSA, MCSE, and MCSD certifications has been extended to January 31, 2021. This will allow students more time to complete their exams and earn their certifications.
- On-line proctoring capacity is increasing. With the temporary closures of Pearson VUE testing centers, Microsoft and Pearson VUE are working to increase online testing capacity.
- Exam reschedule and cancellation fees waived. Now you can cancel or reschedule exams up to 24 hours prior to your appointment.
- Expiring role-based certifications extended. Expiring role-based certifications are being extended by six months.
Read more at the Microsoft Learning Blog.
What Should You Do Today?
- Determine your next course of action - continue to pursue a MCSA, MCSE, or MCSD certification or consider a role-based certification.
- Note, the MCSA, MCSE, and MCSD certifications are some of the highest paying certifications in the field. Learn more - Global Knowledge Salary Survey.
- Don't wait too long to act. An extra six months will help a lot but it will fly by. Continue to pursue your certification goals.
- Stay safe. Global Knowledge offers a large portfolio of Microsoft training courses in virtual and on-demand formats. You can train from anywhere.