Courseware updates

This month’s courseware update topics include new details on planned Windows Server 2019 courses, new courses released in March 2020 or to release in April 2020, and a notice of course retirements planned for June 2020.

Update: Windows Server 2019 course titles

As promised, we’ve updated the titles for planned Windows Server 2019 courses, as shown in the following table. Also, we’ll only have one course with an initial public release, now scheduled for July 15, 2020, with a final release on September 14, 2020. The other two courses will release on August 31, 2020, or September 14, 2020, and they’re also shown in the following table. Please be aware that these plans may change between now and June 2020. We’ll be sure to keep you up to date via the monthly Courseware Title Plan and in this newsletter.

WS-011T00: Windows Server 2019 AdministrationFive daysAugust 31, 2020
WS-012T00: Windows Server 2019 Hybrid and Azure IaaS (title subject to change)Three daysSeptember 14, 2020
WS-013T00: Windows Server Software Defined Datacenter and Azure Stack HCI (title subject to change)Two to three daysInitial public release July 15, 2020; final release September 14, 2020

New courses in March and April 2020

The following courses have recently released or will release shortly.

AZ-020T00: Microsoft Azure Solutions for AWS DevelopersThree daysApril 23, 2020
AZ-104T00: Microsoft Azure AdministratorFour daysMarch 27, 2020
AZ-204T00: Developing Solutions for Microsoft AzureFive daysMarch 2, 2020
AZ-220T00: Microsoft Azure IoT DeveloperFour daysFinal release April 10, 2020
AZ-400T00: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps SolutionsFive daysApril 14, 2020
MB-600T00: Microsoft Dynamics 365 + Power Platform Solution ArchitectThree daysMarch 19, 2020
MB-700T00: Microsoft Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Solution ArchitectThree daysMarch 31, 2020
MS-500T00: Microsoft 365 Security AdministrationFour daysApril 17, 2020

For more details on these and other planned new courses and course updates, please see the March 2020 edition of the Courseware Title Plan.

Courseware retirements

We’re streamlining our curriculum to help you maintain access to those courses that have market demand. This also helps us to balance the right mix of courses, while removing operational overhead and support requirements for little-used/low-value courses. As a result, we plan to retire 117 courses from our legacy course list on June 30, 2020—courses that fit the following criteria:

  • Released to market for more than 18 months.
  • Volume sold of less than 100 units in the previous running year. (These 117 courses were assessed in the March 2019 through February 2020 time frame.)
  • Aligned exam (if any) is retired.

For details, please reference the Course retirements listing.