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In Sept 2019, Microsoft announced to focus on role-based training and certifications rather than product-based certifications to help you develop the necessary skills and experience required to keep pace with today’s business requirements and the cloud-based world.

Microsoft Certifications retired on June 30, 2020

Microsoft Certificates DumpsSamples of role-based training and certifications

Since this announcement, Microsoft added a total of 34 certifications to its portfolio across Azure, Business Applications, and Modern Workplace, and scheduled to retire some of the product-based certifications on June 30, 2020.


15 Product-based Certifications scheduled to retire on June 30, 2020

  1. MCSA: BI Reporting.
  2. MCSA: Dynamics 365 for Operations.
  3. MCSA: SQL 2016 BI Development.
  4. MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Admin.
  5. MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Dev.
  6. MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014.
  7. MCSA: Universal Windows Platform.
  8. MCSA: Web Applications.
  9. MCSA: Windows Server 2012.
  10. MCSA: Windows Server 2016.
  11. MCSD: App Builder.
  12. MCSE: Business Applications.
  13. MCSE: Core Infrastructure.
  14. MCSE: Data Management & Analytics.
  15. MCSE: Productivity.

Update: As the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve rapidly around the world, Microsoft announced the retirement date for these certificates will be extended until January 31, 2021

Read more at Important Update on Microsoft Training and Certification

MCSA BI Reporting


MCSA: BI Reporting

It demonstrates knowledge relevant to data analysis, data visualization, modeling, dashboards, and direct connectivity to data sources in Excel and Power BI.

Earning Criteria

For more details, please check MCSA: BI Reporting

MCSA-Dynamics-365-for-Operations-2019


MCSA: Dynamics 365 for Operations

Dynamics 365 for Operations certification demonstrates the expertise to implement the basic technical and development tasks required to customize Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations. Earning this certification qualifies an individual for such jobs as a Dynamics 365 developer, solution architect, or implementer and is the first step on your path to becoming a Business Applications Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).

Earning Criteria

For more details, please check MCSA: Dynamics 365 for Operations

MCSA-SQL+2019+Business+Intelligence+Development


MCSA: SQL 2016 BI Development

SQL 2016 Business Intelligence Development certification validates extract, transform, and load (ETL) and data warehouse skills, along with skills for implementing BI solutions using multidimensional and tabular data models and online analytical processing (OLAP) cubes. This certification qualifies earners for a position as a BI developer.

Earning Criteria

For more details, please check MCSA: SQL 2016 BI Development

MCSA-SQL-2016-Database-Administration-2019


MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Admin

SQL 2016 Database Administration certification demonstrates the skills required of a database professional. Earning this badge validates the earner's skills with database installation, maintenance, configuration, and provisioning tasks. They are qualified for a position as a database administrator or infrastructure specialist.

Earning Criteria

For more details, please check MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Admin

MCSA-SQL-2016-Database-Development-2019


MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Dev

SQL 2016 Database Development certification demonstrates the skills required to build and implement databases across organizations. They are qualified for a position as a database developer.

Earning Criteria

For more details, please check MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Dev

MCSA-SQL-Server-2012-2014-2019


MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014

SQL Server 2012/2014 certification demonstrates the skills required to develop and maintain the next wave of mission-critical environments. They are qualified for a position as a database developer or database analyst.

Earning Criteria

For more details, please check MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014

MCSA-Universal-Windows-Platform-2019


MCSA: Universal Windows Platform

Universal Windows Platform certification demonstrates the skills required to implement Universal Windows Platform apps that offer a compelling user experience across a wide range of Windows devices. They are qualified for a position as a software developer and quality engineer.

Earning Criteria

For more details, please check MCSA: Universal Windows Platform

MCSA-Web-Applications-2019


MCSA: Web Applications

Web Applications certification demonstrates the skills required to implement modern web apps. They are qualified for a position as a web developer or web administrator.

Earning Criteria

For more details, please check MCSA: Web Applications

MCSA-Windows+Server+2012


MCSA: Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 certification demonstrates the skills required to reduce IT costs and deliver more business. They are qualified for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or as a computer network specialist.

Earning Criteria

For more details, please check MCSA: Windows Server 2012

MCSA-Windows+Server+2016


MCSA: Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 certification demonstrates the skills required to reduce IT costs and deliver more business. They are qualified for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or as a computer network specialist.

Earning Criteria

For more details, please check MCSA: Windows Server 2016

MCSD-App-Builder-2019


MCSD: App Builder

App Builder certification demonstrates the skills required to build modern mobile and/or web applications and services. Earning this certification qualifies an individual for a position as an application developer.

Earning Criteria

For more details, please check MCSD: App Builder

Recommend Role-based Certifications for MCSD: APP Builder

Start your Azure Developer path with the following:

MCSE-Business-Applications-2019


MCSE: Business Applications

Business Applications certification demonstrates the expertise to work with and manage Microsoft Dynamics 365 technologies. Earning this certification qualifies an individual for such jobs as Dynamics 365 developer, implementation consultant, technical support engineer, or system administrator.

Earning Criteria

For more details, please check MCSE: Business Applications

Recommend Role-based Certifications for MCSE: Business Applications

Start your Dynamics 365 path with any of the following:

Core-Infrastructure


MCSE: Core Infrastructure

Core Infrastructure certification demonstrates the skills required to run a highly efficient and modern data center with expertise in identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking.

Earning Criteria

For more details, please check MCSE: Core Infrastructure

Recommend Role-based Certifications for MCSE: Core Infrastructure

Start your Azure path with any of the following:

MCSE-Data-Management-and-Analytics+2019


MCSE: Data Management & Analytics

Data Management and Analytics certification demonstrate the skills required to build enterprise-scale data solutions, and leverage business intelligence data—both on-premises and in cloud environments. Earning this certification qualifies an individual for such jobs as database analyst, database designer, and business intelligence analyst.

Earning Criteria

Earn one of the following certificates:

For more details, please check MCSE: Data Management & Analytics

Recommend Role-based Certifications for MCSE: Data Management & Analytics

Start your Azure Data & AI path with any of the following:

MCSE-Productivity-2019


MCSE: Productivity

Productivity certification demonstrates the skills required to move a company to the cloud, increase user productivity and flexibility, reduce data loss, and improve data security for an organization. Earning this certification qualifies an individual for a position in network and computer systems administration.

Earning Criteria

Earn one of the following certificates:

For more details, please check MCSE: Productivity

Recommend Role-based Certifications for MCSE: Productivity

Start your Microsoft 365 journey with one of the following:

Then take:


43 Exams Retiring on June 30, 2020

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

  1. 70-333: Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015
  2. 70-334: Core Solutions for Microsoft Skype for Business 2015
  3. 70-339: Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016
  4. 70-345: Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016
  5. 70-457: Developing Mobile Apps
  6. 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  7. 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
  8. 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
  9. 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
  10. 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
  11. 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
  12. 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014
  13. 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases
  14. 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014
  15. 70-464: Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases
  16. 70-465: Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server
  17. 70-466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server
  18. 70-467: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server
  19. 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
  20. 70-483: Programming in C#
  21. 70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications
  22. 70-487: Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services
  23. 70-537: Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack
  24. 70-705: Designing and Providing Microsoft Licensing Solutions to Large Organizations
  25. 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
  26. 70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016
  27. 70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016
  28. 70-743: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016
  29. 70-744: Securing Windows Server 2016
  30. 70-745: Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter
  31. 70-761: Querying Data with Transact-SQL
  32. 70-762: Developing SQL Databases
  33. 70-764: Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure
  34. 70-765: Provisioning SQL Databases
  35. 70-767: Implementing a Data Warehouse using SQL
  36. 70-768: Developing SQL Data Models
  37. 70-777: Implementing Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB Solutions
  38. 70-778: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI
  39. 70-779: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Excel
  40. MB2-716: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customization and Configuration
  41. MB6-894: Development, Extensions, and Deployment for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance
  42. MB6-897: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail
  43. MB6-898: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Human Resources

Important Notes

  • If you’re working towards an MCSA, MCSD, or MCSE certification, you’ll want to pass all required exams before they retire.
  • 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.
  • You Can still achieve the MCSA, MCSD, MCSE certifications before they retire on June 30, 2020.
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications are not being affected by this retirement.
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications are not being affected by this retirement.

Conclusion

In conclusion, we have explored 

  • 15 Product-based Certifications scheduled to retire on June 30, 2020.
  • 43 Exams Retiring on June 30, 2020.

We have also introduced the recommend path role-based certifications for the retired product-based certifications.

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