Retirement of Microsoft legacy courses and full move to Role-based Certifications
Microsoft will complete its move to role based certifications and retire all so called legacy courses on December 30th, 2021. Our extensive and up to date Microsoft role-based training offering and our experience as a Microsoft Learning Partner will ensure that you will stay up to date with new technologies and be prepared in a comprehensive way for your next certification.
Many of the retiring courses will also have a direct role-based successor course and can be booked through your Tech Data Academy team as you can see in the table below.
If the course or solution you are looking for is not listed, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and guidance!
|10961: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell|
|10997: Office 365 Administration and Troubleshooting|
|10982: Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows 10|
|20334: Core Solutions of Skype for Business 2015/2019|
|20537: Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack|
|20694: Virtualizing Enterprise Desktops and Apps|
|20761: Querying Data with Transact-SQL|
|20777: Implementing Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB Solutions|
|20778: Analyzing Data with Power BI|
|20487: Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services|
Retiring Certifications MCSA, MSCE, MCSD
Microsoft announced in early 2020 that they will retire all remaining exams associated with Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) on January 31, 2021. Those exams and certifications which retired on January 31st will remain eligible for competency attainment in the Microsoft Partner Program until January 31st 2022 if they were taken before they retired. This information is especially interesting for all our Microsoft resellers.
See the full article with lots of background information and FAQs here: MCSA, MCSD, MCSE certifications retire; with continued investment to role-based certifications
If you have not already started, now is the time and we can support you in your move from MCSA, MCSE, MCSD certifications to Microsoft Role-based Certifications.
- See here a full list for RETIRING & RETIRED Microsoft Certifications
- The official Recommended Path as shown below is a first start
- If you want more details, you can also check out our Competency exams and certifications update 2021 that shows you the corresponding new training and certification you will need to reach your Microsoft Partner level SILVER or GOLD
- …and for more information on this just check out our dedicated Microsoft reseller webpage.