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

From: MGabriele (
Date: 06/15/04

Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 06:52:02 -0700


I am in the same situation as you studying for the 70-229 exam to complete the requirements.

On MCSD for Visual Studio requirements page reads: "As denoted in the tables below, Microsoft Visual Studio® 6.0–based exams are scheduled for discontinuation on June 30, 2004, after which the MCSD on Visual Studio 6.0 track will no longer be available. Anyone who earned the MCSD certification before June 30, 2004, will remain certified" Yet when I talked to a contact on the phone they state that since 229 is still available you can still earn a MCSD. I am still trying to clarify. If I learn more I'll post here. In the meantime I've scheduled the exam before the end of June.

"AleXT" wrote:

> 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