Withdrawn courseware

The following tables list courseware that has either been withdrawn or will be withdrawn soon. After their withdrawal dates, courses are no longer sold.

Retired courseware: Instructor-led training

Courseware retirements on 15 August 2016
Course numberVersionTitleLanguageWithdrawal date
10968BDesigning for Office 365 InfrastructureEnglish15/8/2016
Courseware retirements on 1 August 2016
Course numberVersionTitleLanguageWithdrawal date
10747DAdministering System Center 2012 Configuration ManagerEnglish1/8/2016
Courseware retirements on 24 June 2016

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Courseware retirements on 15 June 2016
Course numberVersionTitleLanguageWithdrawal date
20346DManaging Office 365 Identities and ServicesEnglish15/6/2016
Courseware retirements on 18 April 2016
Course numberTitleLanguageWithdrawal date
38 Office 2013 and Office 365 Demonstration Sessions Japanese 18/4/2016
37 Office 2013 and Office 365 Demonstration Sessions Spanish 18/4/2016
36 Office 2013 and Office 365 Demonstration Sessions German 18/4/2016
35 Office 2013 and Office 365 Demonstration Sessions Russian 18/4/2016
34 Office 2013 and Office 365 Demonstration Sessions Brazilian Portuguese 18/4/2016
33 Office 2013 and Office 365 Demonstration Sessions Chinese (Simplified) 18/4/2016
32 Office 2013 and Office 365 Demonstration Sessions French 18/4/2016
31 Office 2013 and Office 365 Demonstration Sessions English 18/4/2016
23 Windows 8 Demonstration Sessions English 18/4/2016
22 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions Dutch 18/4/2016
21 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions Korean 18/4/2016
20 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions Russian 18/4/2016
19 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions Chinese (Traditional) 18/4/2016
18 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions Chinese (Simplified) 18/4/2016
17 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions Brazilian Portuguese 18/4/2016
16 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions Chinese (Simplified) Italian 18/4/2016
15 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions Spanish 18/4/2016
14 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions Japanese 18/4/2016
13 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions French 18/4/2016
12 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions German 18/4/2016
11 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions English 18/4/2016
Courseware retirements on 31 December 2015

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Courseware retirements on 31 August 2015
Course numberVersionTitleLanguageWithdrawal date
2148AMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 環境の管理Japanese31/8/2015
2166AMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 環境の保守Japanese31/8/2015
6194Bネットワーク インフラストラクチャおよび Active Directory テクノロジ スキルの Windows Server 2008 へのアップデートJapanese31/8/2015
6195Bアプリケーション インフラストラクチャ テクノロジ スキルの Windows Server 2008 へのアップデートJapanese31/8/2015
6746AWindows Server 2008 におけるインターネット インフォメーション サービスの構成およびトラブルシューティングJapanese31/8/2015
6749AWindows Server 2008 のサーバーの計画と管理Japanese31/8/2015
6858AWindows Server 2008 Active Directory の基礎Japanese31/8/2015
10703AMicrosoft SharePoint 2010 の構成および管理Japanese31/8/2015
10713AMicrosoft Visual Studio 2010 による Web アプリケーションの開発Japanese31/8/2015
10775AAdministering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 DatabasesEnglish31/8/2015
50430BAdministering Team Foundation Server 2010English31/8/2015
50523ADeploying the Optimized Desktop with Windows 7 and Office 2010English31/8/2015
Courseware retirements on 30 June 2015

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Courseware retirements on 31 January 2015
Course numberVersionTitleLanguageWithdrawal date
10774AQuerying Microsoft SQL Server 2012English31/1/2015
10776ADeveloping Microsoft SQL Server 2012 DatabasesEnglish31/1/2015
10777AImplementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012English31/1/2015
10778AImplementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012English31/1/2015
Courseware retirements on 31 October 2014
Course numberVersionTitleLanguageWithdrawal date
10750AMonitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012English31/10/2014
10751AConfiguring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012English31/10/2014
Courseware retirements on 25 August 2014
Course numberVersionTitleLanguageWithdrawal date
1303AMastering Microsoft Visual Basic 6 FundamentalsEnglish25/8/2014
2147BManaging a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 EnvironmentBrazilian Portuguese25/8/2014
2165BMaintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 EnvironmentBrazilian Portuguese25/8/2014
2186AImplementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network ServicesBrazilian Portuguese25/8/2014
2524CDeveloping XML Web Services Using Microsoft ASP.NETEnglish25/8/2014
2934ADeploying and Managing Business Process and Integration Solutions Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 R2English25/8/2014
6463AVisual Studio 2008: ASP.NET 3.5English25/8/2014
6464AVisual Studio 2008: ADO.NET 3.5English25/8/2014
10953AHTML5 ProgrammingEnglish25/8/2014
Courseware retirements on 31 December 2013
Course numberVersionTitleLanguageWithdrawal date
2071BQuerying Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Transact-SQLEnglish31/12/2013
2262BSupporting Users Running Applications on a Microsoft Windows XP Operating SystemEnglish31/12/2013
2779BImplementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 DatabaseEnglish31/12/2013
2780BMaintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 DatabaseEnglish31/12/2013
2781ADesigning Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Server-Side SolutionsEnglish31/12/2013
2782ADesigning Microsoft SQL Server 2005 DatabasesEnglish31/12/2013
2783BDesigning the Data Tier for Microsoft SQL Server 2005English31/12/2013
2784ATuning and Optimizing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005English31/12/2013
2786BDesigning a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 InfrastructureEnglish31/12/2013
2787ADesigning Security for Microsoft SQL Server 2005English31/12/2013
2788ADesigning High Availability Database Solutions Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005English31/12/2013
2789BAdministering and Automating Microsoft SQL Server­ 2005 Databases and ServersEnglish31/12/2013
2790ATroubleshooting and Optimizing Database Servers Using Microsoft SQL Server­ 2005English31/12/2013
2791AImplementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis ServicesEnglish31/12/2013
2792AImplementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration ServicesEnglish31/12/2013
2793AImplementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting ServicesEnglish31/12/2013
2794ADesigning a Business Intelligence Solution for the Enterprise Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005English31/12/2013
2795ADesigning an ETL Solution Architecture using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration ServicesEnglish31/12/2013
2796ADesigning an Analysis Solution Architecture Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis ServicesEnglish31/12/2013
2797ADesigning a Reporting Solution Architecture using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting ServicesEnglish31/12/2013
4742BMaintenance d'une base de données Microsoft SQL Server 2005French31/12/2013
4744BVerwalten einer Microsoft SQL Server 2005-DatenbankGerman31/12/2013
6203AMicrosoft SQL Server 2005 数据库维护Chinese (Simplified)31/12/2013
6420BFundamentals of Windows Server 2008English31/12/2013
6449AВнедрение базы данных Microsoft SQL Server 2005Russian31/12/2013
6450AОбслуживание базы данных Microsoft SQL Server 2005Russian31/12/2013
6451BPlanning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007English31/12/2013
10159AUpdating Your Windows Server 2008 Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008 R2English31/12/2013
10325AAutomating Administration with Windows PowerShell 2.0English31/12/2013
10337AUpdating Your Microsoft SQL Server 2008 BI Skills to SQL Server 2008 R2English31/12/2013
40005BFirst Look Clinic: Windows Server 2012English31/12/2013
40006BHands On Lab: Windows Server 2012English31/12/2013
Courseware retirements on 30 September 2013
Course numberVersionTitleLanguageWithdrawal date
2282ADesigning a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network InfrastructureEnglish30/9/2013
6434AAutomating Windows Server 2008 Administration with Windows PowerShellEnglish30/9/2013
2273BManaging and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 EnvironmentEnglish30/9/2013
2278BPlanning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network InfrastructureEnglish30/9/2013
2279BPlanning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory InfrastructureEnglish30/9/2013
Revisions and associated withdrawals

Microsoft occasionally combines courses or revises courses in such a way as to warrant the withdrawal of older, different courseware. This list communicates the connection between new, revised courses and any courses for withdrawal.

Being withdrawn 30 June Course numberVersionTitleLanguageNotes
6428AConfiguring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Terminal ServicesEnglishReplaced by Course 6439: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure
6429AConfiguring and Managing Windows Media Services for Windows Server 2008EnglishReplaced by Course 6439: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure
6437ADesigning a Windows Server 2008 Applications InfrastructureEnglishReplaced by Course 6435B: Designing Windows Server 2008 Network and Applications Infrastructure

Courseware withdrawal frequently asked questions

Why are courses withdrawn?

Microsoft continuously monitors industry trends and revises certification requirements to keep pace with changes in technology. To ensure that we offer you the most relevant training opportunities, we regularly introduce new courses and revise or discontinue older courses.

What criteria are used to determine that a course should be withdrawn?

Typically, a course will be withdrawn in one of the following scenarios:

  • Replacement — a new course is released which replaces one or more previous courses and which covers the material in a substantially new manner.
  • If the technology covered by a course is no longer supported by Microsoft, the courseware will typically be withdrawn.
  • Business decisions related to the success of a course or the costs of keeping a course up-to-date may lead to withdrawal.
  • Certification withdrawn — if the course was designed for a certification that is no longer offered, the courseware may be withdrawn.
  • Courses which are offered by non-Microsoft authors via the community-authoring program may be withdrawn for any reason at the author's request.
  • Quality concerns — if quality concerns are identified with a course, it may be withdrawn until the quality can be improved.
How will I know if a course has been withdrawn?

Microsoft publishes a quarterly list of courses which are withdrawn and those which are scheduled to be withdrawn within the next three to six months. Withdrawal announcements are shared via communications with training partners, trainers, vendors and other interested audiences. The course descriptions on the Microsoft Training Catalogue and the Courseware Library Catalogue are updated with an announcement of the withdrawal date.

How can I purchase a course after its withdrawal date?

After their withdrawal date, courses are no longer sold. The withdrawal date is published via the catalogue web page for each course and via regular communication channels for each audience. On the effective withdrawal date, the courseware is marked as no longer for sale. To avoid confusion, the course remains listed as not for sale for a period of time after the effective withdrawal, until it is archived and removed from the catalogue entirely.

Can I purchase the digital version of a course before its being withdrawn and download or use it after the withdrawal date?

After the course is withdrawn, you no longer have access to download it. If you downloaded or received the courseware prior to the withdrawal date, you may use it according to the licensing terms.

What happens to withdrawn courses that were assigned to me in my Learning Plan and/or added under the "My Courses" section prior to their being withdrawn?

You will continue to see these courses in the "My Courses" section after their being withdrawn, but attempting to launch a withdrawn course will result in an error message.

If I didn't complete a course before its being withdrawn, will I be allowed to complete it after it has been withdrawn?

No. Once a course is retired, you can no longer access it.

How will course activity reports reflect in-progress courses at the time of their being withdrawn?

The course activity reports reflect your progress on a course at the time of its being withdrawn. For example, if a course was at 60% completion by a user at the time of the course being withdrawn, the course activity reports will show 60% completion progress. The completion percentage of a course cannot be changed once a course is withdrawn.

Will I still be able to find a withdrawn course on the online learning site?

No. Retired courses no longer appear in search results or in the course catalogue.