Microsoft Delays SharePoint 2013 MCSD Retirement


In February, I wrote a blog post that touched many SharePoint Developers announcing that Microsoft is retiring SharePoint 2013 MCSD developer exams as soon as September 30th, 2016. Microsoft recently did an unannounced update to delay that date.

Microsoft Delays SharePoint 2013 MCSD Retirement

If we look at the Exams scheduled to retire page (make sure you’re on the en-us version, as other versions may not be up to date) , under the Visual Studio and .NET category, both exam 70-488 and 70-489 are set to retire on March 31st, 2017

Microsoft Delays SharePoint 2013 MCSD Retirement

This gives students an extra 6 months to get that MCSD: SharePoint 2013 certifications. However, with SharePoint 2016 already out, would you still pay money to get certified on SharePoint 2013? If you do, make sure to book the exam before July as Microsoft Certification Exams will be more expensive soon


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  • September 27, 2016 at 4:09 am

    Hi Vlad,

    Retirement date moved again, its now July 31, 2017. lol.


  • May 15, 2017 at 5:08 am
    Joakim Andersson

    And now changed to Juli 31, 2018.


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