Certification retirement

Why certifications get retired

Technology and associated job roles change faster every year. To keep our certification program relevant, we continually review our exams and certifications to ensure they reflect the latest skills and Microsoft technologies and retire those that are no longer relevant. Our goal is to empower candidates to be on the leading edge of tech, in high demand cloud-based job roles, and we do this by providing certifications for critical job roles that help organizations with their digital transformations. For more details on this, visit: Updating Microsoft Certifications: How we keep them relevant – Microsoft Tech Community.

Certifications scheduled to retire

Certifications scheduled to be retired in the next 12 months are listed here. (This information is subject to change.)

MTA: Database Fundamentals Retiring on June 30, 2022
MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals Retiring on June 30, 2022
MTA: Security Fundamentals Retiring on June 30, 2022
MTA: Windows Operating System Fundamentals Retiring on June 30, 2022
MTA: Introduction to Programming Using Java Retiring on June 30, 2022
MTA: Software Development Fundamentals Retiring on June 30, 2022
MTA: HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals Retiring on June 30, 2022
MTA: Introduction to Programming Using Python Retiring on June 30, 2022
MTA: Networking Fundamentals Retiring on June 30, 2022
MTA: Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSS Retiring on June 30, 2022
MTA: Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript Retiring on June 30, 2022
MTA: Mobility and Device Fundamentals Retiring on June 30, 2022

Recently retired certifications

These certifications 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 available in the Microsoft Learn course or certification offerings, and you will no longer be able to renew it. If you earned or renewed a certification before it was retired, it will remain on your transcript in the Active section until it expires. Once the certification expires, it will move the Certification History section of your transcript.

Legacy certifications will remain in the Active section of your transcript until January 31, 2023, then they will be moved to the Certification History section of your transcript.

Role-based
Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Fundamentals June 30, 2021
Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 + Power Platform Solution Architect Expert June 30, 2021
Microsoft Certified: Power Apps + Dynamics 365 Developer Associate December 31, 2020
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer
MCSD: App Builder January 31, 2021
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate
MCSA: BI Reporting January 31, 2021
MCSA: Dynamics 365 for Operations January 31, 2021
MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Admin January 31, 2021
MCSA: SQL 2016 BI Development January 31, 2021
MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Dev January 31, 2021
MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014 January 31, 2021
MCSA: Universal Windows Platform January 31, 2021
MCSA: Web Applications January 31, 2021
MCSA: Windows Server 2012 January 31, 2021
MCSA: Windows Server 2016 January 31, 2021
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert
MCSE: Business Applications January 31, 2021
MCSE: Core Infrastructure January 31, 2021
MCSE: Data Management & Analytics January 31, 2021
MCSE: Productivity January 31, 2021
Microsoft Technology Associate