Microsoft has announced the availability of MCSA Windows 10 certification exams. For Microsoft Certified Professionals and for those who are interested to get Microsoft certified it is time to start preparing for their Windows 10 exams. Being Microsoft certified is one of the greatest achievements for any IT specialist. Microsoft offers a large number of certifications in different fields such as Server, Desktop, Database, Developer, and Office 365. Microsoft certifications are a way to prove that you have required skills for related role. Windows 10 was released back in July this year and now Microsoft has announced the first Windows 10 exam.
It is worth nothing that the current MCSA Windows 10 certification exam 70-697, titled Configuring Windows 10 Devices is in beta stage. Which means if you passed exam 70-697 during the beta period, you will receive a Specialist certification. You will receive the credit towards certification, but you will not receive a score report or pass/fail notification until 8-12 weeks following the conclusion of beta stage. The beta period is expiring in late October.
As we mentioned previously on Tech Stuffer, if you earned your MCSA Windows 8.1 certification by passing Exams 70-687 and 70-688 before 31st May 2015, you are eligible for free upgrade to Windows 10 certification. You will or might already have received an email from Microsoft which contains a voucher. Use this voucher code while registering for exam 70-697 and it will be free for you. This doesn’t end here! You will also receive a second shot. Which means if you failed your Windows 10 exam in the first appearance, you can appear for exam 70-697 again, for free. Take a note that second shot is not available with beta exams.
Microsoft is also bidding farewell to Windows 8.1 certifications. To keep up with latest technology, Windows 8.1 exams will not be available after 30th November 2015.
Please note there is much overlap between the Windows 8.1 exams and the Windows 10 exam and therefore the Windows 8.1 exams will retire on November 30, 2015.