MCSA, MCSD, MCSE certifications retire in favor of role-based certifications

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    MCSA, MCSD, MCSE certifications retire in favor of role-based certifications

    Microsoft announced a focus on role-based training and certifications in September 2018, adding a total of 34 certifications to their portfolio across Azure, Modern Workplace, and Business Applications. Going forwards, all remaining exams associated with Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) will retire on June 30, 2020.

    If you’re working towards a MCSA, MCSD, or MCSE certification, you’ll want to pass all required exams before they retire. The list below shows existing exams that will retire. Note that training content may continue to be available in these areas even after the exams have retired.

    If you have an existing MCSA, MCSD, and MCSE certification, it will remain on your Microsoft transcript, even after the exams retire. In fact, it will remain in the active section of your transcript for two years from June 30, 2020; at that time the certification will be moved to the “inactive” section of your transcript.

    If you currently hold a MCSA, MCSD, or MCSE certification, why not update your profile with one of our new role-based certifications that may be relevant to you. Check out our recommended role-based certifications.

    You can read more about it, including an FAQ for we MS certified peeps here

    Certifications with exams scheduled to retire on June 30, 2020

    MCSA: BI Reporting
    MCSA: Dynamics 365 for Operations
    MCSA: SQL 2016 BI Development
    MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Admin
    MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Dev
    MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014
    MCSA: Universal Windows Platform
    MCSA: Web Applications
    MCSA: Windows Server 2012
    MCSA: Windows Server 2016
    MCSD: App Builder
    MCSE: Business Applications
    MCSE: Core Infrastructure
    MCSE: Data Management & Analytics
    MCSE: Productivity

    Exams Retiring on June 30, 2020

    These exams retire at 11:59 PM Central Time on June 30, 2020

    70-333: Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015
    70-334: Core Solutions for Microsoft Skype for Business 2015
    70-339: Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016
    70-345: Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016
    70-457: Developing Mobile Apps
    70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
    70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
    70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
    70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
    70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
    70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
    70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014
    70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases
    70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014
    70-464: Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases
    70-465: Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server
    70-466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server
    70-467: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server
    70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
    70-483: Programming in C#
    70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications
    70-487: Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services
    70-537: Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack
    70-705: Designing and Providing Microsoft Licensing Solutions to Large Organizations
    70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
    70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016
    70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016
    70-743: Upgrading Your skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016
    70-744: Securing Windows Server 2016
    70-745: Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter
    70-761: Querying Data with Transact-SQL
    70-762: Developing SQL Databases
    70-764: Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure
    70-765: Provisioning SQL Databases
    70-767: Implementing a Data Warehouse using SQL
    70-768: Developing SQL Data Models
    70-777: Implementing Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB Solutions
    70-778: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI
    70-779: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Excel
    MB2-716: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customization and Configuration
    MB6-894: Development, Extensions and Deployment for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance
    MB6-897: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail
    MB6-898: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Human Resources
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