To earn MCSD should I pass 70-229 before 30 June?

From: AleXT (bread_at_mailru.com)
Date: 06/15/04


Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 11:57:33 +0300

I have very important question to me.
Please answer if you know the answer.

I want to earn MCSD for VS6 track.

I have passed already 3 exams 70-100, 70-175, 70-176.
As you know they are expired after 30 June.

I'm preparing now to pass 70-229 now (it is not expired after 30 June).
This is the last exam required to earn MCSD for me.

To earn MCSD should I pass 70-229 before 30 June?
Or I can pass 70-229 after 30 June and I will get MCSD certification
anyway?
What would be official Microsoft answer in this case?

Thanks,
Alex T