Exam and Certification Retirement Roundup, July 2019

Posted 25 Jul 2019 by Liberty Munson (Microsoft)


UPDATE as of 8/19/19: 98-369: Cloud Fundamentals will retire on 9/30/19. It will be replaced by AZ-900: Azure Fundamentals. If you are registered to take this exam after 9/30/19, you will be given the opportunity to reschedule the exam prior to that date or to take AZ-900 in its place.

To ensure that the Microsoft Certified Professional Program stays current, Microsoft Learning continually monitors trends and then revises exams and certification requirements to keep pace with changes in technology and business needs. Our goal is to give you several months’ notice of upcoming exam retirements. We review our certification program plan, the psychometric performance, and our upcoming exam list every quarter. We then make decisions about what to retire and when, so we can ensure that you have the most up-to-date certifications and that these certifications reflect the latest in Microsoft technologies and associated job roles.

Many of the upcoming exam retirements reflect the program’s evolution to embrace role-based certifications. Here's the current plan, which is subject to change . . . as things often are. If a date changes, it will push out. If anything, these dates are the worst-case scenarios.

Exams retire at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time on the dates below. Browse all exams.

Exam Number Exam Name Retirement Date Replacement Exam
74-343 Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013 July 31, 2019
MB2-718 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Service August 31, 2019 MB-230
MB2-719 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Marketing August 31, 2019 MB-220
MB6-895 Financial Management in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations August 31, 2019 MB-310
MB6-896 Distribution and Trade in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations August 31, 2019 MB-330
MS-202 Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrator Certification Transition September 30, 2019 MS-200, MS-201
MS-302 Microsoft 365 Teamwork Administrator Certification Transition September 30, 2019 MS-300, MS-301
70-348 348: Managing Projects and Portfolios with Microsoft PPM December 31, 2019
70-537 537: Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack December 31, 2019
70-703 703: Administering Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Cloud Services Integration December 31, 2019
70-713 713: Software Asset Management (SAM) - Core December 31, 2019
70-735 735: OEM Manufacturing and Deployment for Windows 10 December 31, 2019
MB2-706 MB2-706: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Deployment December 31, 2019
MB2-707 MB2-707: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Customization and Configuration December 31, 2019
MB2-708 MB2-708: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Installation December 31, 2019
MB2-710 MB2-710: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Online Deployment December 31, 2019
MB2-711 MB2-711: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Installation December 31, 2019
MB2-712 MB2-712: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Customization and Configuration December 31, 2019
MB2-713 MB2-713: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Sales December 31, 2019
MB2-714 MB2-714: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Customer Service December 31, 2019
MB2-716 MB2-716: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customization and Configuration December 31, 2019 MB-200
MB6-894 MB6-894: Development, Extensions and Deployment for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations December 31, 2019 MB-300
MB6-897 MB6-897: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail December 31, 2019
MB6-898 MB6-898: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent December 31, 2019

Exam retirements lead to certification retirements. These certifications are retiring because there won't be any exams (or enough exams) in market to earn these certifications as of these dates. Note that when we retire certifications that you have earned, those certifications stay on your transcript and can be shared as usual. A retired certification stays in the active section of your transcript until Microsoft determines that the technology is no longer relevant, and then it gets moved to the inactive section.

Retiring December 31, 2019

MCSA: CRM Dynamics Technical 
MCSA: Dynamics 365 for Operations
MCSE: Business Applications

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