Ever since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak declared as a Global pandemic, organizations ask people to work from home and stay indoors to avoid the spread. Several countries have declared complete lockdown, which influences the landscape in which Microsoft organization operates. Hence, Microsoft has taken several measures to accommodate the process of learning and getting certified with them. Check the blog for Microsoft Training and Certification updates.
Testing centres closing and online proctoring capacity increasing
Pearson VUE, Microsoft exam delivery partner, closed temporarily across the globe. This is to reduce the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic as government regulations. Another key point, alternate solutions to testing centres are online proctoring which enables you to access the test from any location. Updates will be provided on the Online testing facility.
Reschedule and cancellation fees waived
Microsoft, in partnership with Pearson VUE, is flexing its cancellation and exam rescheduling fee. Cancelling the exam, 24 hours before appointment gives the benefit of no cancellation fee. According to earlier cancellation policy, cancelling exams on No cancellation fee, done 6 days before one’s appointment. For More information on the latest policy is available here.
Retirement of MCSA, MCSD, MCSE certifications and related exams extended
The retiring dates of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Architect (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), or Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification(s) is extended to 31st January 2021 from 30th June 2021. The dates extended considering the current situation which would affect taking the exam on existing retiring date 30th June 2020.
Expiring role-based certifications extended
Role-based certifications, expiring from now until 31st December 2020, is extended by six months. For example, the termination date is, 30th September 2020, the exam will expire by 30th March 2020. The expiration date will automatically be updated in certification dashboard, within the next 30 days.
Exam voucher and discount offer expiration dates extended
Pearson VUE delivered certification exam voucher or discount offer which is expiring between 26th March 2020 and 31st August 2020 will be extended until 31st January 2021.
To point out, People are shifting to Virtual Learning Methods. On the positive side, organizations like Trainocate who Microsoft Gold Leaning partners offer extensive technical training solutions customized to meet organizations’ and individual’s learning requirements with content designed and delivered by Microsoft Certified Trainers. Now that, consult Trainocate to find a virtual Instructor-led training event in your locality.
Contact Trainocate to enrol yourself in Virtual Instructor-led training and updates in certification and training sessions. The Pearson VUE and the Microsoft customer support teams remain to have longer response time than predicted. This is due to the coronavirus Outbreak Lockdown are various destinations. With digital platforms, there is an uninterrupted Learning process. For Microsoft Training and Certification updates Check Microsoft Learning blog. Meanwhile, Stay in touch with Trainocate teams for local updates on your training.
To know about Microsoft Azure Certifications, Check the blog on Microsoft Azure Certification and Training.