Microsoft will extend the retirement date
of the following SharePoint 2013 exams:
- 488: Developing SharePoint Server 2013 Core
- 489: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
Both of these exams should retire on March, 31, 2017, but
Microsoft extended the exams until July 31, 2018, so given or take if you haven’t
take those exams you have 1 year and 4 months more to take then. SharePoint
2013 is still highly used in companies and we don’t have any SharePoint 2016
developer exam released, so this is a wise decision by Microsoft.
BUT!!!!! Attention, this will not impact on the decision of
removing the MCSD: SharePoint Applications certification. If you still plan to
get this certification you still have only until March, 31, 2017 (so, less than
3 months) to take the 4 necessary exams.
The 488 and 489 exams are still elective exam for the new MCSD:
App Builder Certification