[2020.3] Microsoft MCSA to phase out pre-test promotion in June 2020

Posted On Mar 25 2020 by

As of June 30, 2020, all exams for MCSA, MCSD and MCSE will no longer be available. Microsoft is advising those already in The midst of working toward these certifications should work toward passing required exams before that date, as those certifications no longer will be awarded after June 30. Individuals who passed a qualifying exam prior to its retirement will still be able to count it toward a partner competency requirement for 12 months after the exam has retired.

Those who already have MCSA, MCSD or MCSE certifications will be able to reference them for up to two years after the deadline;
after that point, they will be marked as “inactive.”

Microsoft published today its recommendations for those with MCSA, MCSD and MCSE certifications who are interested in moving to the newer role-based certifications. Unsurprisingly, the recommendations focus around Azure, Microsoft 365, Data and AI and Dynamics 365.

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What is an MCSA certification?

Microsoft’s entry-level Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certifications cover a range of Microsoft products and job areas. Not to be confused with Microsoft’s now retired Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certifications, the MCSA certifications are designed as a way for entry-level workers to demonstrate proficiency in a variety of Microsoft products, roles, and knowledge areas.

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