Legacy Course Retirement

We passed a lot in the last two years, covid changed our life as trainer, most of our classes went remote and many professionals lost their job. Now it is time to look forward to a new year, so let’s be ready to say welcome to new role-based courses and say goodbye to the legacy course.

Retirement of legacy courses

More than two years passed from the time Microsoft switched from legacy courses to role-based courses. This year started with the retirement of the MCSE certification in January, one of the most recognized program. Now the natural process is going on with the retirement of the other legacy courses.

The decision was reached after a careful analysis across the teams, and all feedback were considered before to reach this decision.

When this will happen

The retirement of legacy course was announced in February 2021 and already extended in past, now we are really coming to the end, Microsoft is officially retiring all legacy courses on Dec 30, 2021.

You will find below some of the common questions and the list of the courses that will be retired.

Skillpipe license keys

If you have to teach legacy courses, it is possible to order license keys from the courseware marketplace before the retirement date. You will have until 90 days to distribute and activate the license keys.

MTM and legacy courses

The legacy courses will be marked as “inactive” once they are retired. If you have history about these courses, it will remain. From December 31, 2021 if you teach legacy courses they will not be counted as valid classes toward renewing your MCT certification.

Courses teaching and replacement suggestions

Following the retirement of the legacy courses and the associated material, we have to look at what we can use to teach some technologies.

Some courses have been replaced with the role-based courses, other share some content with existent courses. Here you will find the suggestion based on the subject to teach.

Windows Server

Powershell (10961 to be retired on Dec 30,2021)

  • AZ-040 Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell

Office 365 (10977 to be retired on Dec 30,2021)

  • MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services
  • MS-101 Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security

Windows (10982 to be retired on Dec 30,2021)

  • MD-100 – Windows Client

Skype for business (20334 to be retired on Dec 30,2021)

  • MS-700 Managing Microsoft Teams

Azure stack (20537 to be retired on Dec 30,2021)

  • AZ-600 Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack Hub

Virtual Desktop (20694 to be retired on Dec 30,2021)

T-SQL (20761 to be retired on Dec 30,2021)

  • DP-080T00: Querying Data with Microsoft Transact-SQL (2-day)

Cosmos DB (20777 to be retired on Dec 30,2021)

POWERBI (20778 to be retired on Dec 30,2021)

  • DA-100 Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI

Legacy Courses List

The following courses will be retired on Dec 30, 2021.

AZ-010T00Microsoft Azure Administration for AWS SysOps
AZ-020T00Microsoft Azure solutions for AWS Developers
AZ-030T00Microsoft Azure technologies for AWS Architects
10961Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell
10962Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell
10964Cloud & Datacenter Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager
10965IT Service Management with System Center Service Manager 2016
10967Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure
10969Active Directory Services with Windows Server
10972Administering the Web Server (IIS) Role of Windows Server
10982Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows 10 (will be replaced by MD-100 after retirement)
10984Deploying and Managing Office 365 Hybrid Deployments (hosted-only lab)
10985Introduction to SQL Databases
10986Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2016
10987Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases 
10990Analyzing Data with SQL Server Reporting Services
10994Data Analysis Fundamentals using Excel
10998Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2017
20334Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015/2019
20339-1Planning and Administering SharePoint 2016
20339-2Advanced Technologies of SharePoint 2016
20345-1Administering Microsoft Exchange Server 2016/2019
20345-2Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016/2019
20410Installing and Configuring Windows Server® 2012
20411Administering Windows Server® 2012
20412Configuring Advanced Windows Server® 2012 Services
20413Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
20414Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
20417Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server® 2012
20461Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014
20462Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases
20463Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2014
20464Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases 
20465Designing Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 
20466Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2014
20467Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014
10266Programming in C# with Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010
10975Introduction to Programming
20480Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
20483Programming in C#
20486Developing ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications
20486Developing ASP.NET Core MVC Web Applications
20487Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services
20487Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services
20703-1Administering System Center Configuration Manager
20694Virtualizing Enterprise Desktops and Apps
20740Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016
20741Networking with Windows Server 2016
20742Identity with Windows Server 2016
20743Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 
20744Securing Windows Server 2016
20745Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager
20761Querying Data with Transact-SQL (replacement course: DP-080)
20762Developing SQL Databases 
20764Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure 
20765Provisioning SQL Databases 
20767Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse
20768Developing SQL Data Models
20777Implementing Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB Solutions
20779Analyzing Data with Excel
40332Partner Applied Workshop: What’s New in Windows 10
40336First Look Clinic: Windows 10 for IT Professionals
40410JavaScript, HTML and CSS Web Development (workshop)
40551Microsoft Security Workshop: Enterprise Security Fundamentals 
40555Microsoft Security Workshop: Implementing PowerShell Security Best Practices

If you are not a Microsoft Certified Trainer and you are interested in it, you can havea look on how to become an MCT.

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