Thursday, September 4, 2008

MCAD, MCSD, and MCDBA certifications will retire on March 31, 2009

Complete your MCAD, MCSD, or MCDBA certifications before the exams retire on March 31, 2009 and take advantage of price reductions to complete your credential; then save again on your upgrade path to Visual Studio 2005 or SQL Server 2005 certifications Our records indicate that you have completed one or more exams related to Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2003 or Microsoft® SQL Server® 2000.

These exams, which are required to earn the Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD), Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), or Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) certifications, will retire on March 31, 2009. This is your last chance to complete the certifications.

View a list of exams scheduled to retire

If you no longer work with Microsoft Visual Studio 2003 or Microsoft SQL Server 2000, we recommend that you pursue certification related to the technology you work with today or will work with in the near future. Whatever the certification you hold today, upgrade paths make it simple and efficient for you to certify on newer technologies. To help you complete your certification goals, we have reduced prices by 40 percent on all MCAD, MCSD, and MCDBA exams scheduled to retire and the related upgrade exams. No promotion code is required; the reduced price will be automatically applied when you register with Prometric.

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Your next step: save 40 percent with a price reduction on retiring and upgrade exams

Working on MCAD or MCSD?
Complete your MCAD or MCSD before March 31, 2009, and then follow your upgrade path to Visual Studio 2005.

Have MCAD or MCSD?
Upgrade to Visual Studio 2005 certifications and get ready to become certified on Visual Studio 2008 with a one-exam or two-exam upgrade.
Focusing on Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
Earn your first Visual Studio 2008 certification--on Windows Presentation Foundation Applications, ADO .NET, ASP .NET, or other key technology areas--in just two exams. Get to know the 2008 certifications.

Working on MCDBA?
Complete your MCDBA before March 31, 2009, and then take advantage of the upgrade path to Microsoft SQL Server 2005.

Upgrade to SQL Server 2005 and then get ready to earn a 2008 certification.
Focusing on Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Become certified in business intelligence, database administration, or database development--in just two exams. Get to know upcoming SQL Server 2008 certifications.