The following tables list courseware that has either been withdrawn or will be withdrawn soon. After their withdrawal dates, courses are no longer sold.
Withdrawn courseware: Instructor-led training
- Courseware withdrawals on 31 August 2015
Course number Version Title Language Withdrawal date 2148 A Microsoft Windows Server 2003 環境の管理 Japanese 31/08/2015 2166 A Microsoft Windows Server 2003 環境の保守 Japanese 31/08/2015 6194 B 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 Japanese 31/08/2015 6195 B 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 Japanese 31/08/2015 6746 A Windows 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 Japanese 31/08/2015 6749 A Windows Server 2008 のサーバーの計画と管理 Japanese 31/08/2015 6858 A Windows Server 2008 Active Directory の基礎 Japanese 31/08/2015 10703 A Microsoft SharePoint 2010 の構成および管理 Japanese 31/08/2015 10713 A Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 による Web アプリケーションの開発 Japanese 31/08/2015 10775 A Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases English 31/08/2015 50430 B Administering Team Foundation Server 2010 English 31/08/2015 50523 A Deploying the Optimized Desktop with Windows 7 and Office 2010 English 31/08/2015
- Courseware withdrawals on 30 June 2015
- Courseware withdrawals on 31 January 2015
Course number Version Title Language Withdrawal date 10774 A Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 English 31/1/2015 10776 A Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases English 31/1/2015 10777 A Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 English 31/1/2015 10778 A Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 English 31/1/2015
- Courseware withdrawals on 31 October 2014
Course number Version Title Language Withdrawal date 10750 A Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 English 31/10/2014 10751 A Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 English 31/10/2014
- Courseware withdrawals on 25 August 2014
Course number Version Title Language Withdrawal date 1303 A Mastering Microsoft Visual Basic 6 Fundamentals English 25/8/2014 2147 B Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment Brazilian Portuguese 25/8/2014 2165 B Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment Brazilian Portuguese 25/8/2014 2186 A Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Services Brazilian Portuguese 25/8/2014 2524 C Developing XML Web Services Using Microsoft ASP.NET English 25/8/2014 2934 A Deploying and Managing Business Process and Integration Solutions Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 R2 English 25/8/2014 6463 A Visual Studio 2008: ASP.NET 3.5 English 25/8/2014 6464 A Visual Studio 2008: ADO.NET 3.5 English 25/8/2014 10953 A HTML5 Programming English 25/8/2014
- Courseware withdrawals on 31 December 2013
Course number Version Title Language Withdrawal date 2071 B Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Transact-SQL English 31/12/2013 2262 B Supporting Users Running Applications on a Microsoft Windows XP Operating System English 31/12/2013 2779 B Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database English 31/12/2013 2780 B Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database English 31/12/2013 2781 A Designing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Server-Side Solutions English 31/12/2013 2782 A Designing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Databases English 31/12/2013 2783 B Designing the Data Tier for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 English 31/12/2013 2784 A Tuning and Optimizing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 English 31/12/2013 2786 B Designing a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Infrastructure English 31/12/2013 2787 A Designing Security for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 English 31/12/2013 2788 A Designing High Availability Database Solutions Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 English 31/12/2013 2789 B Administering and Automating Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Databases and Servers English 31/12/2013 2790 A Troubleshooting and Optimizing Database Servers Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 English 31/12/2013 2791 A Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services English 31/12/2013 2792 A Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services English 31/12/2013 2793 A Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services English 31/12/2013 2794 A Designing a Business Intelligence Solution for the Enterprise Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 English 31/12/2013 2795 A Designing an ETL Solution Architecture using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services English 31/12/2013 2796 A Designing an Analysis Solution Architecture Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services English 31/12/2013 2797 A Designing a Reporting Solution Architecture using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services English 31/12/2013 4742 B Maintenance d'une base de données Microsoft SQL Server 2005 French 31/12/2013 4744 B Verwalten einer Microsoft SQL Server 2005-Datenbank German 31/12/2013 6203 A Microsoft SQL Server 2005 数据库维护 Chinese (Simplified) 31/12/2013 6420 B Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 English 31/12/2013 6449 A Внедрение базы данных Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Russian 31/12/2013 6450 A Обслуживание базы данных Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Russian 31/12/2013 6451 B Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 English 31/12/2013 10159 A Updating Your Windows Server 2008 Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008 R2 English 31/12/2013 10325 A Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell 2.0 English 31/12/2013 10337 A Updating Your Microsoft SQL Server 2008 BI Skills to SQL Server 2008 R2 English 31/12/2013 40005 B First Look Clinic: Windows Server 2012 English 31/12/2013 40006 B Hands On Lab: Windows Server 2012 English 31/12/2013
- Courseware withdrawals on 30 September 2013
Course number Version Title Language Withdrawal date 2282 A Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure English 30/9/2013 6434 A Automating Windows Server 2008 Administration with Windows PowerShell English 30/9/2013 2273 B Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment English 30/9/2013 2278 B Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure English 30/9/2013 2279 B Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure English 30/9/2013
- 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 number Version Title Language Notes 6428 A Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services English Replaced by Course 6439: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure 6429 A Configuring and Managing Windows Media Services for Windows Server 2008 English Replaced by Course 6439: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure 6437 A Designing a Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure English Replaced 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 withdrawn, 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. Withdrawn courses no longer appear in search results or in the course catalogue.