If you have been trying to decide whether or not to pursue your MCM: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 certification this may help you make the decision.

The MCM: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Knowledge Exam will be retired on January 1, 2014. At that point in time, you must pusue the MCSM: Data Platform certification.

The MCM: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Lab Exam retirment date has not been set yet. So, if you are able to pass your MCM: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Knowledge Exam before the retirement date you can still take the MCM: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Lab Exam.

Approximately 12-15 months after the release of the MCSM: Data Platform Lab Exam, the MCM: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Lab Exam will be retired.

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