Maybe you remember I published an article about the future of Microsoft certification. As you read: 2020 is year of the changes: Microsoft Azure Certification. Accordingly everyone started to reorganize their plans regarding the trainings and exams for this year.
Then last week Microsoft announced several significant changes which affect everything we planned since beginning of February.
I can see tons of question marks in your mind. Is it good news? Is it bad news? Let me quote something:
Ah, Shifu, there is just news. There is no good or bad.Oogway (Kung Fu Panda)
So, don’t worry…Microsoft announced the following thins:
- Testing centers closing and online proctoring capacity increasing
- Reschedule and cancellation fees waived
- Retirement of MCSA, MCSD, MCSE certifications and related exams extended
- Expiring role-based certifications extended
- Exam voucher and discount offer expiration dates extended
- Moving to virtual training
In nutshell: Microsoft increases its online exams related capacity which is really good news. Additionally if you have any expiring certification, voucher or discount offer, it will be extended until January 31, 2021. Finally, all MCSE, MCSA, MCSD certification retirement date is postponed to January 31, 2021.
For the details, you can read the whole article here: An Important Update on Microsoft Training and Certification
Luckily, last week I provided a post to you about the possibilities of Azure Online Exams. According our current information, Microsoft has enough capacity to manage our ambitions regarding online exams.
So Let’s go back and start to plan our career path again. 😉