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.

For information on which courses and exams will retire, see here a full list of RETIRING COURSES and all RETIRING EXAMS.

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 academy.de@techdata.com for more information and guidance!


Windows Server

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.