In order to keep the Microsoft Certified Professional program current, Microsoft Learning continually monitors trends and then revises exams and certification requirements to keep pace with technology changes. Our goal is to provide you with several months’ notice of upcoming exam retirements. We review our certification program plan, the psychometric performance, and our upcoming exam list every quarter and make decisions about what to retire and when so that we can ensure people have the most up to date certifications reflecting the latest in Microsoft technologies while at the same time ensuring that MCPs can be certified on the technologies they use every day.
Retirements planned for September 30, 2017:
Replacement Exam (if identified)
354: Universal Windows Platform - Application Architecture and UX/UI
355: Universal Windows Platform - App Data, Services, and Coding Patters
74-678: Designing and Providing Microsoft Volume Licensing Solutions to Large Organizations
(NOTE: Previously scheduled for retirement on 12/31/17 and now on 11/15/17)
705 (in development; planned availability is late October/November)
Retirements planned for December 31, 2017
246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
247: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud
534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (This exam is being replaced by 535, which will cover similar content, but the exam content domain is changing significantly enough that we want a clear differentiator for candidates who are preparing for this exam. The exam title is not changing. Keep your eye on Born to Learn for more details.)
535 – targeted to be available late November/early December
74-344: Managing Programs and Projects with Project Server 2013
MB2-709: Microsoft Dynamics Marketing
MB6-705: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8 Installation and Configuration
MB6-890: Microsoft Dynamics AX Development Introduction
MB6-892: Microsoft Dynamics AX Distribution and Trade
MB6-893: Microsoft Dynamics AX Financials
Retirements planned for January 31, 2018:
696: Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Intune
Retirements planned for July 31, 2018:
398: Planning for and Managing Devices in the Enterprise
488: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions
489: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions
496: Administering Visual Studio Team Foundation Server
497: Software Testing with Visual Studio
498: Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management
680: Windows 7, Configuring
685: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician
686: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator
74-343: Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013
74-409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center
Do you plan to have some beta codes for 535?
Any reference for the cert content domain ?
I bought the Azure triple pack (valid until end of this year) to get certified for 532,533 and 534. To make 534 seems to be worthless to me if it will be replaced by 535. Can I use my voucher for 535 instead? Do you reflect this change to the Azure cert-recommendations for 2018? 534 is the most mentioned cert there.
Hi there, I have been hearing from colleagues that the 70-461 exam (SQL 2014 MCSE Track) will be expiring soon.
However I cannot find any article to confirm this.
Can you please advise.
To clarify the 534 to 535 information above. 535 is NOT a new exam. It's simply a replacement for 534. 535 has the same name and will accrue to the same certifications that 534 does. In addition, if you have passed 534, you will continue to hold any associated certifications that you have earned, and it will continue to count toward the same certifications as 535 will. Anything that applied to 534 will also apply to 535.
We decided to change the exam number to make the transition from the old objective to the new one better for candidates who were preparing for the exam. Rather than an abrupt change, which would have been the experience had we left the exam number the same, we are giving candidates the option to take 534 by the end of the year if they have already been preparing for it. If you are just starting your preparation, though, you should focus on the 535 objective domain.
To learn more about the differences between these exams and why we decided to replace 534 with 535, go here:
Remember that this is not a new exam. It's a replacement; essentially the same content area but a more refined focus on what we now think the architecting role should cover.
@Andreas: no plans to retire 461.
@Kasun: I don't understand your question
What is about 70-743 when it retirement?