Certification Retirement Information

In order to keep the Microsoft Certified Professional program current, Microsoft Learning continually reviews our current and planned certifications to ensure that our certifications reflect the latest Microsoft technologies as well as those technologies that Microsoft Certified Professionals use every day.

Certifications scheduled to retire

Find certifications scheduled to be retired in the next 12 months. (The information that follows is subject to change.)

MCSA: Dynamics 365 for Operations Retiring on January 31, 2021
MCSA: BI Reporting Retiring on January 31, 2021
MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Admin Retiring on January 31, 2021
MCSA: SQL 2016 BI Development Retiring on January 31, 2021
MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Dev Retiring on January 31, 2021
MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014 Retiring on January 31, 2021
MCSA: Universal Windows Platform Retiring on January 31, 2021
MCSA: Web Applications Retiring on January 31, 2021
MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Retiring on January 31, 2021
MCSA: Windows Server 2016 Retiring on January 31, 2021
MCSD: App Builder Retiring on January 31, 2021
MCSE: Business Applications Retiring on January 31, 2021
MCSE: Core Infrastructure Retiring on January 31, 2021
MCSE: Data Management & Analytics Retiring on January 31, 2021
MCSE: Productivity Retiring on January 31, 2021
Microsoft Certified: Power Apps + Dynamics 365 Developer Associate Retiring on December 31, 2020
Microsoft 365 Certified: Teamwork Administrator Associate Retiring on August 31, 2020

Retired certifications

Find certifications that have been retired within the last year. When a certification has been retired for more than one year, it will be removed from this page. Once a certification has been retired, it will no longer be able to be attained, but, if it has already earned, it will remain on transcripts in the Active section.

NOTE: After a certification retires, Microsoft continues to review the corresponding technologies to determine whether they are still relevant. If the corresponding technology is determined to no longer be relevant, the associated certifications are moved to the Certification History section of the transcript.

Expand the sections below to view the list of retired certifications by type along with the associated retirement date.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate
MCSA: CRM Dynamics Technical December 31, 2019
MCSA: Cloud Platform December 31, 2018
MCSA: Linux on Azure December 31, 2018
MCSA: Office 365 April 30, 2019
MCSA: Windows 10 April 30, 2019
MCSA: Microsoft Dynamics 365 June 30, 2019
MCSA: Machine Learning June 30, 2019
MCSA: Data Engineering with Azure June 30, 2019
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert
MCSE: Cloud Platfrom and Infrastructure December 31, 2018
MCSE: Mobility April 30, 2019
Microsoft Technology Associate
MTA: 98-369: Cloud Fundamentals September 30, 2019
MTA: 98-380: Introduction to Programming Using Block-Based Languages (Touch Develop) August 7, 2019