How long will my MCAD certtifcation be "valid"


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How long will my MCAD certtifcation be "valid"

Postby Ron » Tue, 14 Sep 2004 11:54:52 GMT

I have kind of a newbie question about the MCAD
certification(or any other MS cert for that matter)...

That question is, if I get my MCAD.Net cert in the near
future, how long is it valid for? Do you have to keep
getting re-certified every so often in order to claim (i.e.
list on a resume) that you hold an MCAD?

My situation is that I currently hold a a fairly stable
development job, but just wanting to add credentials in
case I ever wanted to move on, or go for a higher the MCAD worth my time?

Re: How long will my MCAD certtifcation be "valid"

Postby Cindy Winegarden » Wed, 15 Sep 2004 09:09:34 GMT

Hi Ron,

Certifications are valid until Microsoft says they're not.

As the "current" technology changes new exams will be developed to match it, 
and old exams are eventually retired. The real issue for you is that you 
might be certified for today's technology and 5 years down the road it will 
be really out-of-date.

This article explains it better:
"Microsoft Revamps Its IT Certification Program to Meet Customer Needs"

Cindy Winegarden  MCSD, Microsoft Visual FoxPro MVP

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