I mean, if it's MSSQL2012 certification, then yes, I agree, a candidate needs to be recertify. But if it's the same MSSQL2008 - 70-432 exam (for example), why the requirement and as a candidate, why waste the money?
It's not. What they're doing is removing the version specificity from the cert, so you will have the MSCE (Data Platform) cert, no mention of 2012. The release cycle for new versions is 3 years, so if you have to recertify every 3 years, you'll be writing exams for the latest available version each time, not the same exam again.
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