MCSA, MCSD, MCSE certifications retire; with continued investment to role-based certifications



Microsoft’s focus on role-based training and certifications can help you develop necessary skills and experience to advance in an accelerated and increasingly competitive cloud-based world. Role-based training and certifications are kept current with new features and services that Microsoft is constantly adding to the cloud solution areas, minimizing skill gaps associated with the applicable job roles.

Since we announced our focus on role-based training and certifications in September 2018, we’ve added a total of 34 certifications to our portfolio across Azure, Modern Workplace, and Business Applications. As we continue to expand on role-based learning offerings, 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:


Be sure to visit Microsoft Learn to discover all the information you need to know about the role-based certification that best matches your career aspirations. On Microsoft Learn, you’ll find information on free self-paced online training and/or with classroom training available, through Microsoft Learning Partners, to help you prepare for certification. We look forward to having you join us on this exciting journey as we evolve our certifications to focus on job roles that better-align with industry and hiring trends, helping you keep pace with today’s business and technology needs.


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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