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[Skype for Business] Why are the Microsoft Lync 2013 exams retiring?

Suite à l'annonce du retrait des certifications Lync 2013 pour fin juillet qui est sujet à polémique, microsoft vient de communiquer (un peu) sur le futur des certifications.

Lien: https://borntolearn.mslearn.net/b/weblog/archive/2015/05/15/why-are-the-microsoft-lync-2013-exams-retiring

Informations:

The new Skype for Business exams will count toward MCSE: Communication certification like the Lync 2013 exams currently do.

FAQ

Q: Should I hold off on taking exams until the Skype for Business exams are available?
A: Not at all. Skype for Business builds on Lync’s features and functionality. The Lync exams provide you with a solid foundation for your Skype for Business implementation. See what’s new in Skype for Business.

Q: Will there be an upgrade exam for those who have completed both Lync exams and want to move to Skype for Business?
A: No. Once you’ve earned your MCSE: Communication certification you cannot re-earn it. You can, however, keep it current through recertification. If you’re not ready to recertify but want to gain some Skype for Business skills, check out this training video.  

Q: What about recertification?
A: Holders of the MCSE: Communication credential must recertify every three years. Recertification is a great way to ensure that you stay current in the latest technology, such as Skype for Business. We’ll be providing more information about recertification options for MCSE: Communication this summer.

Q: I’m a partner with the Microsoft Partner Network. I have the Communications Competency and just took the Lync exams to qualify. Do I still qualify?
A: Retirement of an exam from Microsoft learning does not retire it as a qualifying exam for a Competency. Lync Exams for the Communications Competency will still qualify for a period of time. Always check the Microsoft Partner Network competency requirements. You can view the current Communications Competency requirements here; https://mspartner.microsoft.com/en/us/pages/membership/communications-competency

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