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.
- WS-011 Windows Server 2019 Administration
- WS-012 Windows Server 2019 Hybrid and Azure IaaS
- AZ-800 Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure
- AZ-801 Configuring Windows Server Hybrid Advanced Services.
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-010T00||Microsoft Azure Administration for AWS SysOps|
|AZ-020T00||Microsoft Azure solutions for AWS Developers|
|AZ-030T00||Microsoft Azure technologies for AWS Architects|
|10961||Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell|
|10962||Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell|
|10964||Cloud & Datacenter Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager|
|10965||IT Service Management with System Center Service Manager 2016|
|10967||Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure|
|10969||Active Directory Services with Windows Server|
|10972||Administering the Web Server (IIS) Role of Windows Server|
|10982||Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows 10 (will be replaced by MD-100 after retirement)|
|10984||Deploying and Managing Office 365 Hybrid Deployments (hosted-only lab)|
|10985||Introduction to SQL Databases|
|10986||Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2016|
|10987||Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases|
|10990||Analyzing Data with SQL Server Reporting Services|
|10994||Data Analysis Fundamentals using Excel|
|10998||Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2017|
|20334||Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015/2019|
|20339-1||Planning and Administering SharePoint 2016|
|20339-2||Advanced Technologies of SharePoint 2016|
|20345-1||Administering Microsoft Exchange Server 2016/2019|
|20345-2||Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016/2019|
|20410||Installing and Configuring Windows Server® 2012|
|20411||Administering Windows Server® 2012|
|20412||Configuring Advanced Windows Server® 2012 Services|
|20413||Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure|
|20414||Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure|
|20417||Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server® 2012|
|20461||Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014|
|20462||Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases|
|20463||Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2014|
|20464||Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases|
|20465||Designing Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2014|
|20466||Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2014|
|20467||Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014|
|10266||Programming in C# with Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010|
|10975||Introduction to Programming|
|20483||Programming in C#|
|20486||Developing ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications|
|20486||Developing ASP.NET Core MVC Web Applications|
|20487||Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services|
|20487||Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services|
|20703-1||Administering System Center Configuration Manager|
|20694||Virtualizing Enterprise Desktops and Apps|
|20740||Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016|
|20741||Networking with Windows Server 2016|
|20742||Identity with Windows Server 2016|
|20743||Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016|
|20744||Securing Windows Server 2016|
|20745||Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager|
|20761||Querying Data with Transact-SQL (replacement course: DP-080)|
|20762||Developing SQL Databases|
|20764||Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure|
|20765||Provisioning SQL Databases|
|20767||Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse|
|20768||Developing SQL Data Models|
|20777||Implementing Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB Solutions|
|20779||Analyzing Data with Excel|
|40332||Partner Applied Workshop: What’s New in Windows 10|
|40336||First Look Clinic: Windows 10 for IT Professionals|
|40551||Microsoft Security Workshop: Enterprise Security Fundamentals|
|40555||Microsoft 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.
Stay tuned for all the exams news.