The lists below details what and when Microsoft certifications and exams are retiring and what your recommended next steps should be.First, if you’ve recently earned one of these certifications or have been studying for an upcoming MCSA, MCSE or MCSD exam, relax and take a deep breath, you’re OK, but you shouldmove swiftly. In Microsoft’s statement they clarified that, “If you have passed a qualifying exam, it will still count towards competency attainment for 12 months after the exam is retired.”If you are pursuing a qualifying exam, “you can continue earning the MCSA, MCSD, and MCSE certifications as long as the required exams are still available. As we retire the exams that are part of those certification paths, you will no longer be able to earn those certifications. If you are unable to complete the required exams before they are retired (31/01/2021), ….”
Certificationsand Exams to be retired by Microsoft:
Certifications Scheduled to RetireMCSA: Dynamics 365 for OperationsRetiring on January 31, 2021MCSA: BI ReportingRetiring on January 31, 2021MCSA: SQL 2016 Database AdminRetiring on January 31, 2021MCSA: SQL 2016 BI DevelopmentRetiring on January 31, 2021MCSA: SQL 2016 Database DevRetiring on January 31, 2021MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014Retiring on January 31, 2021MCSA: Universal Windows PlatformRetiring on January 31, 2021MCSA: Web ApplicationsRetiring on January 31, 2021MCSA: Windows Server 2012Retiring on January 31, 2021MCSA: Windows Server 2016Retiring on January 31, 2021MCSD: App BuilderRetiring on January 31, 2021MCSE: Business ApplicationsRetiring on January 31, 2021MCSE: Core InfrastructureRetiring on January 31, 2021MCSE: Data Management & AnalyticsRetiring on January 31, 2021MCSE: ProductivityRetiring on January 31, 2021Microsoft Certified: Power Apps + Dynamics 365 Developer AssociateRetiring on January 31, 202170-467: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL ServerRetiring on June 30, 2021
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