Microsoft is Retiring Some Exams and Certifications in January 2021

By: Microtek Learning


Microsoft Retiring Exams and Certifications


Below is the list of Microsoft exams and certifications which are going to retire on January 31, 2021 and the recommended next step to take.

In case, you have recently earned the certification or have been studying for MCSA, MCSE or MCSD exam, you do not need to worry. Just relax and take a deep breath. Clarified in Microsoft’s statement that, “If you have passed a qualifying exam, it will still count towards competency attainment for 12 months after the exam is retired.”

Exams and Certifications to be retired by Microsoft:

Exams Retiring on January 31, 2021

70-333: Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015

70-334: Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015

70-339: Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016

70-345: Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016

70-357: 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 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 Hub

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 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 for Talent


Exam Retiring on June 30, 2021

MB-901: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fundamentals


Certifications Retire on January 31, 2021

MCSA: Dynamics 365 for Operations

MCSA: BI Reporting

MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration

MCSA: SQL 2016 BI Development

MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development

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

Microsoft Certified: Power Apps + Dynamics 365 Developer Associate


Certification Retire on June 30, 2021

70-467: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft Role-based recommended certification path options:

Microsoft Role-based path


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