Retired courseware

The following tables list courseware which is either retired or will retire soon. After their retirement dates, courses are no longer sold.

Retired courseware: Instructor-led training

Courseware retirements on August 15, 2016
Course numberVersionTitleLanguageRetirement date
10968BDesigning for Office 365 InfrastructureEnglish8/15/2016
Courseware retirements on August 1, 2016
Course numberVersionTitleLanguageRetirement date
10747DAdministering System Center 2012 Configuration ManagerEnglish8/1/2016
Courseware retirements on June 24, 2016

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Courseware retirements on June 15, 2016
Course numberVersionTitleLanguageRetirement date
20346DManaging Office 365 Identities and ServicesEnglish6/15/2016
Courseware retirements on April 18, 2016
Course numberTitleLanguageRetirement date
38 Office 2013 and Office 365 Demonstration Sessions Japanese 4/18/2016
37 Office 2013 and Office 365 Demonstration Sessions Spanish 4/18/2016
36 Office 2013 and Office 365 Demonstration Sessions German 4/18/2016
35 Office 2013 and Office 365 Demonstration Sessions Russian 4/18/2016
34 Office 2013 and Office 365 Demonstration Sessions Brazilian Portuguese 4/18/2016
33 Office 2013 and Office 365 Demonstration Sessions Chinese (Simplified) 4/18/2016
32 Office 2013 and Office 365 Demonstration Sessions French 4/18/2016
31 Office 2013 and Office 365 Demonstration Sessions English 4/18/2016
23 Windows 8 Demonstration Sessions English 4/18/2016
22 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions Dutch 4/18/2016
21 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions Korean 4/18/2016
20 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions Russian 4/18/2016
19 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions Chinese (Traditional) 4/18/2016
18 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions Chinese (Simplified) 4/18/2016
17 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions Brazilian Portuguese 4/18/2016
16 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions Chinese (Simplified) Italian 4/18/2016
15 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions Spanish 4/18/2016
14 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions Japanese 4/18/2016
13 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions French 4/18/2016
12 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions German 4/18/2016
11 Office 2010 Running Start: Demonstration Sessions English 4/18/2016
Courseware retirements on December 31, 2015

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Courseware retirements on August 31, 2015
Course numberVersionTitleLanguageRetirement date
2148AMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 環境の管理Japanese8/31/2015
2166AMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 環境の保守Japanese8/31/2015
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Japanese8/31/2015
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Japanese8/31/2015
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Japanese8/31/2015
6749AWindows Server 2008 のサーバーの計画と管理Japanese8/31/2015
6858AWindows Server 2008 Active Directory の基礎Japanese8/31/2015
10703AMicrosoft SharePoint 2010 の構成および管理Japanese8/31/2015
10713AMicrosoft Visual Studio 2010 による Web アプリケーションの開発Japanese8/31/2015
10775AAdministering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 DatabasesEnglish8/31/2015
50430BAdministering Team Foundation Server 2010English8/31/2015
50523ADeploying the Optimized Desktop with Windows 7 and Office 2010English8/31/2015
Courseware retirements on June 30, 2015

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Courseware retirements on January 31, 2015
Course numberVersionTitleLanguageRetirement date
10774AQuerying Microsoft SQL Server 2012English1/31/2015
10776ADeveloping Microsoft SQL Server 2012 DatabasesEnglish1/31/2015
10777AImplementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012English1/31/2015
10778AImplementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012English1/31/2015
Courseware retirements on October 31, 2014
Course numberVersionTitleLanguageRetirement date
10750AMonitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012English10/31/2014
10751AConfiguring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012English10/31/2014
Courseware retirements on August 25, 2014
Course numberVersionTitleLanguageRetirement date
1303AMastering Microsoft Visual Basic 6 FundamentalsEnglish8/25/2014
2147BManaging a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 EnvironmentBrazilian Portuguese8/25/2014
2165BMaintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 EnvironmentBrazilian Portuguese8/25/2014
2186AImplementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network ServicesBrazilian Portuguese8/25/2014
2524CDeveloping XML Web Services Using Microsoft ASP.NETEnglish8/25/2014
2934ADeploying and Managing Business Process and Integration Solutions Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 R2English8/25/2014
6463AVisual Studio 2008: ASP.NET 3.5English8/25/2014
6464AVisual Studio 2008: ADO.NET 3.5English8/25/2014
10953AHTML5 ProgrammingEnglish8/25/2014
Courseware retirements on December 31, 2013
Course numberVersionTitleLanguageRetirement date
2071BQuerying Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Transact-SQLEnglish12/31/2013
2262BSupporting Users Running Applications on a Microsoft Windows XP Operating SystemEnglish12/31/2013
2779BImplementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 DatabaseEnglish12/31/2013
2780BMaintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 DatabaseEnglish12/31/2013
2781ADesigning Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Server-Side SolutionsEnglish12/31/2013
2782ADesigning Microsoft SQL Server 2005 DatabasesEnglish12/31/2013
2783BDesigning the Data Tier for Microsoft SQL Server 2005English12/31/2013
2784ATuning and Optimizing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005English12/31/2013
2786BDesigning a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 InfrastructureEnglish12/31/2013
2787ADesigning Security for Microsoft SQL Server 2005English12/31/2013
2788ADesigning High Availability Database Solutions Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005English12/31/2013
2789BAdministering and Automating Microsoft SQL Server­ 2005 Databases and ServersEnglish12/31/2013
2790ATroubleshooting and Optimizing Database Servers Using Microsoft SQL Server­ 2005English12/31/2013
2791AImplementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis ServicesEnglish12/31/2013
2792AImplementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration ServicesEnglish12/31/2013
2793AImplementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting ServicesEnglish12/31/2013
2794ADesigning a Business Intelligence Solution for the Enterprise Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005English12/31/2013
2795ADesigning an ETL Solution Architecture using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration ServicesEnglish12/31/2013
2796ADesigning an Analysis Solution Architecture Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis ServicesEnglish12/31/2013
2797ADesigning a Reporting Solution Architecture using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting ServicesEnglish12/31/2013
4742BMaintenance d'une base de données Microsoft SQL Server 2005French12/31/2013
4744BVerwalten einer Microsoft SQL Server 2005-DatenbankGerman12/31/2013
6203AMicrosoft SQL Server 2005 数据库维护Chinese (Simplified)12/31/2013
6420BFundamentals of Windows Server 2008English12/31/2013
6449AВнедрение базы данных Microsoft SQL Server 2005Russian12/31/2013
6450AОбслуживание базы данных Microsoft SQL Server 2005Russian12/31/2013
6451BPlanning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007English12/31/2013
10159AUpdating Your Windows Server 2008 Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008 R2English12/31/2013
10325AAutomating Administration with Windows PowerShell 2.0English12/31/2013
10337AUpdating Your Microsoft SQL Server 2008 BI Skills to SQL Server 2008 R2English12/31/2013
40005BFirst Look Clinic: Windows Server 2012English12/31/2013
40006BHands On Lab: Windows Server 2012English12/31/2013
Courseware retirements on September 30, 2013
Course numberVersionTitleLanguageRetirement date
2282ADesigning a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network InfrastructureEnglish9/30/2013
6434AAutomating Windows Server 2008 Administration with Windows PowerShellEnglish9/30/2013
2273BManaging and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 EnvironmentEnglish9/30/2013
2278BPlanning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network InfrastructureEnglish9/30/2013
2279BPlanning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory InfrastructureEnglish9/30/2013
Revisions and associated retirements

Microsoft occasionally combines courses or revises courses in such a way as to warrant the retirement of older, different courseware. This list communicates the connection between new, revised courses and any retiring courses that are associated with them.

Retiring June 30 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 retirement frequently asked questions

Why are courses retired?

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 retired?

Typically, a course will be retired 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 retired.
  • Business decisions related to the success of a course or the costs of keeping a course up to date may lead to retirement.
  • Certification retired—if the course was designed for a certification that is no longer offered, the courseware may be retired.
  • Courses which are offered by non-Microsoft authors via the community-authoring program may be retired for any reason at the author’s request.
  • Quality concerns—if quality concerns are identified with a course, it may be retired until the quality can be improved.
How will I know if a course is retired?

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

How can I purchase a course after its retirement date?

After their retirement date, courses are no longer sold. The retirement date is published via the catalog webpage for each course and via regular communication channels for each audience. On the effective retirement 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 retirement, until it is archived and removed from the catalog entirely.

Can I purchase the digital version of a course before retirement and download or use it after the retirement date?

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

What happens to retired courses that were assigned to me in my Learning Plan and/or added under the “My Courses” section prior to their retirement?

You will continue to see these courses in the “My Courses” section after their retirement, but attempting to launch a retired course will result in an error message.

If I didn’t complete a course before its retirement, will I be allowed to complete it after it has been retired?

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 retirement?

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

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

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