Certification Retirement Information

In order to keep the Microsoft Certified Professional program current, Microsoft Learning continually reviews our current and planned certifications to ensure that our certifications reflect the latest Microsoft technologies as well as those technologies that Microsoft Certified Professionals use every day.

Certifications scheduled to retire

Find certifications scheduled to be retired in the next 12 months. (The information that follows is subject to change.)

MCSA: Dynamics 365 for Operations

Retiring on January 31, 2021

MCSA: BI Reporting

Retiring on January 31, 2021

MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Admin

Retiring on January 31, 2021

MCSA: SQL 2016 BI Development

Retiring on January 31, 2021

MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Dev

Retiring on January 31, 2021

MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014

Retiring on January 31, 2021

MCSA: Universal Windows Platform

Retiring on January 31, 2021

MCSA: Web Applications

Retiring on January 31, 2021

MCSA: Windows Server 2012

Retiring on January 31, 2021

MCSA: Windows Server 2016

Retiring on January 31, 2021

MCSD: App Builder

Retiring on January 31, 2021

MCSE: Business Applications

Retiring on January 31, 2021

MCSE: Core Infrastructure

Retiring on January 31, 2021

MCSE: Data Management & Analytics

Retiring on January 31, 2021

MCSE: Productivity

Retiring on January 31, 2021

Microsoft 365 Certified: Teamwork Administrator Associate

Retiring on August 31, 2020

Retired certifications

Find certifications that 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 able to be attained, but, if it has already earned, it will remain on transcripts in the Active section.

NOTE: After a certification retires, Microsoft continues to review the corresponding technologies to determine whether they are still relevant. If the corresponding technology is determined to no longer be relevant, the associated certifications are moved to the Certification History section of the transcript.

Expand the sections below to view the list of retired certifications by type along with the associated retirement date.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer


Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate
MCSA: CRM Dynamics TechnicalDecember 31, 2019
MCSA: Cloud PlatformDecember 31, 2018
MCSA: Linux on AzureDecember 31, 2018
MCSA: Office 365April 30, 2019
MCSA: Windows 10April 30, 2019
MCSA: Microsoft Dynamics 365June 30, 2019
MCSA: Machine LearningJune 30, 2019
MCSA: Data Engineering with AzureJune 30, 2019
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert
MCSE: Cloud Platfrom and InfrastructureDecember 31, 2018
MCSE: MobilityApril 30, 2019
Microsoft Technology Associate
MTA: 98-369: Cloud FundamentalsSeptember 30, 2019
MTA: 98-380: Introduction to Programming Using Block-Based Languages (Touch Develop)August 7, 2019