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Born To Learn by Liberty Munson (microsoft) - 1d ago

Whether you're studying for your first or next Microsoft certification, now is the time to load your library with exam prep titles from Microsoft Press! Buy one Exam Ref book or e-book, and save 40%. Or buy two or more, and save 50%. This offer includes new releases Exam Ref MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services, Exam Ref AZ-103 Microsoft Azure Administrator, Exam Ref AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, and more. To receive your exclusive discount, use code NEWCERT during checkout. Offer ends June 30, 2019. 

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Born To Learn by Liberty Munson (microsoft) - 1d ago

Whether you're studying for your first or next Microsoft certification, now is the time to load your library with exam prep titles from Microsoft Press! Buy one Exam Ref book or e-book, and save 40%. Or buy two or more, and save 50%. This offer includes new releases Exam Ref MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services, Exam Ref AZ-103 Microsoft Azure Administrator, Exam Ref AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, and more. To receive your exclusive discount, use code NEWCERT during checkout. Offer ends June 30, 2019. 

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This is a republication of a blog that originally appeared in December, 2018. We've updated the blog each month since then. This is a fresh copy of that blog, with already-retired exams removed from the list. Today we are not announcing new retirements.  

To ensure that the Microsoft Certified Professional Program stays current, Microsoft Learning continually monitors trends and then revises exams and certification requirements to keep pace with changes in technology and business needs. Our goal is to give you several months’ notice of upcoming exam retirements. We review our certification program plan, the psychometric performance, and our upcoming exam list every quarter. We then make decisions about what to retire and when, so we can ensure that you have the most up-to-date certifications and that these certifications reflect the latest in Microsoft technologies and associated job roles.

Many of the upcoming exam retirements reflect the program’s evolution to embrace role-based certifications. Because we haven't announced many of the upcoming role-based certifications, I can't be overly specific about the replacement exams. Many of the exams are retiring in the next few months, and I want to give you as much advance notice as possible. This is all the information I can share right now, so take it for what it's worth as you make your certification plans. I promise to share as much information as I can, as soon as I can. Trust me to look out for you!

Here's the current plan, which is subject to change . . . as things often are. If a date changes, it will push out. If anything, these dates are the worst-case scenarios. Exams retire at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time on the dates below. Browse all exams.

Exam Number Exam Name Retirement Date Replacement Exam
MB2-715 Microsoft Dynamics 365 customer engagement Online Deployment June 30, 2019 MB-200
MB2-717 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales June 30, 2019 MB-210
MB2-877 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Field Service June 30, 2019 MB-240
AZ-102 Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Transition Exam June 30, 2019 AZ-103
AZ-302 Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Certification Transition (beta) June 30, 2019 AZ-300, AZ-301
70-473 Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions June 30, 2019 DP-200, DP-201
70-475 Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions June 30, 2019 DP-200, DP-201
70-773 Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R June 30, 2019 DP-100
70-774 Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning June 30, 2019 DP-100
70-775 Perform Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure HDInsight June 30, 2019 DP-200, DP-201
70-776 Engineering Data with Microsoft Cloud Services June 30, 2019 DP-200, DP-201
74-343 Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013 July 31, 2019 none
MB2-718 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Service August 31, 2019 MB-230
MB2-719 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Marketing August 31, 2019 MB-220
MB6-895 Financial Management in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations August 31, 2019 MB-310
MB6-896 Distribution and Trade in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations August 31, 2019 MB-330
MS-202 Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrator Certification Transition September 30, 2019 MS-200, MS-201
MS-302 Microsoft 365 Teamwork Administrator Certification Transition September 30, 2019 MS-300, MS-301

Exam retirements lead to certification retirements. These certifications are retiring because there won't be any exams (or enough exams) in market to earn these certifications as of these dates. Note that when we retire certifications that you have earned, those certifications stay on your transcript and can be shared as usual. A retired certification stays in the active section of your transcript until Microsoft determines that the technology is no longer relevant, and then it gets moved to the inactive section.

Retiring June 30, 2019
MCSA: Machine Learning
MCSA: Data Engineering with Azure|
MCSA: Dynamics 365 (only one of the two required exams is retiring in March, 2019, but the certification will no longer be attainable)

Related announcements
Skill up and stand out, with new role-based training and certification!
New role-based certification and training is here, and we’re just getting started!
Catching up: continuing our journey with new role-based certifications and training
Wow! A Summary of All Exams and Certifications Launched in January, 2019!

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This is a republication of a blog that originally appeared in December, 2018. We've updated the blog each month since then. This is a fresh copy of that blog, with already-retired exams removed from the list. today we are not announcing new retirements.  

To ensure that the Microsoft Certified Professional Program stays current, Microsoft Learning continually monitors trends and then revises exams and certification requirements to keep pace with changes in technology and business needs. Our goal is to give you several months’ notice of upcoming exam retirements. We review our certification program plan, the psychometric performance, and our upcoming exam list every quarter. We then make decisions about what to retire and when, so we can ensure that you have the most up-to-date certifications and that these certifications reflect the latest in Microsoft technologies and associated job roles.

Many of the upcoming exam retirements reflect the program’s evolution to embrace role-based certifications. Because we haven't announced many of the upcoming role-based certifications, I can't be overly specific about the replacement exams. Many of the exams are retiring in the next few months, and I want to give you as much advance notice as possible. This is all the information I can share right now, so take it for what it's worth as you make your certification plans. I promise to share as much information as I can, as soon as I can. Trust me to look out for you!

Here's the current plan, which is subject to change . . . as things often are. If a date changes, it will push out. If anything, these dates are the worst-case scenarios. Exams retire at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time on the dates below. Browse all exams.

Exam Number Exam Name Retirement Date Replacement Exam
MB2-715 Microsoft Dynamics 365 customer engagement Online Deployment June 30, 2019 MB-200
MB2-717 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales June 30, 2019 MB-210
MB2-877 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Field Service June 30, 2019 MB-240
AZ-102 Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Transition Exam June 30, 2019 AZ-103
AZ-302 Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Certification Transition (beta) June 30, 2019 AZ-300, AZ-301
70-473 Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions June 30, 2019 DP-200, DP-201
70-475 Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions June 30, 2019 DP-200, DP-201
70-773 Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R June 30, 2019 DP-100
70-774 Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning June 30, 2019 DP-100
70-775 Perform Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure HDInsight June 30, 2019 DP-200, DP-201
70-776 Engineering Data with Microsoft Cloud Services June 30, 2019 DP-200, DP-201
74-343 Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013 July 31, 2019 none
MB2-718 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Service August 31, 2019 MB-230
MB2-719 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Marketing August 31, 2019 MB-220
MB6-895 Financial Management in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations August 31, 2019 MB-310
MB6-896 Distribution and Trade in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations August 31, 2019 MB-330
MS-202 Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrator Certification Transition September 30, 2019 MS-200, MS-201
MS-302 Microsoft 365 Teamwork Administrator Certification Transition September 30, 2019 MS-300, MS-301

Exam retirements lead to certification retirements. These certifications are retiring because there won't be any exams (or enough exams) in market to earn these certifications as of these dates. Note that when we retire certifications that you have earned, those certifications stay on your transcript and can be shared as usual. A retired certification stays in the active section of your transcript until Microsoft determines that the technology is no longer relevant, and then it gets moved to the inactive section.

Retiring June 30, 2019
MCSA: Machine Learning
MCSA: Data Engineering with Azure|
MCSA: Dynamics 365 (only one of the two required exams is retiring in March, 2019, but the certification will no longer be attainable)

Related announcements
Skill up and stand out, with new role-based training and certification!
New role-based certification and training is here, and we’re just getting started!
Catching up: continuing our journey with new role-based certifications and training
Wow! A Summary of All Exams and Certifications Launched in January, 2019!

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Born To Learn by Lisa Weber (microsoft Program Suppo.. - 2w ago

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MCT Program satisfaction survey now available
Please take a few minutes to share your opinions about the Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) Program. By taking this short, 12-minute survey, you can help us better understand your needs in relation to the program, how we can improve your experiences, how we can make the program more valuable to you, and how we can set you up for success as a Microsoft Certified Trainer. We thank you in advance for taking the time to provide your feedback and thoughts. Please complete the survey by May 17, 2019.

Certifications and exams

Exam News Roundup
This month, we focused on rescoring beta exams and releasing live exams. We also released one new Microsoft Official Practice Test. (Release dates are in parentheses.)

New live exams

AI-100: Designing and Implementing an Azure AI Solution (April 18, 2019)

AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator (May 1, 2019)

DP-200: Implementing an Azure Data Solution (April 26, 2019)

DP-201: Designing an Azure Data Solution (April 26, 2019)

MS-200: Planning and Configuring a Messaging Platform (May 2, 2019)

MS-201: Implementing a Hybrid and Secure Messaging Platform (May 2, 2019)

MS-202: Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrator Certification Transition (May 2, 2019)

MS-300: Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork (April 15, 2019)

MS-301: Deploying SharePoint Server Hybrid (April 15, 2019)

MS-302: Microsoft 365 Teamwork Administrator Certification Transition (April 15, 2019)

New Microsoft Official Practice Test

AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design (April 17, 2019)

Performance-based testing is coming
In the very near future, for at least one of the exams required to earn a Microsoft role-based certification, you and your students will complete performance tasks. Get all the details in Liberty Munson’s blog post, Performance Testing Is Coming to Microsoft Exams: Here Is What You Should Know (April 15, 2019). Thank you for helping us on our journey as we continue to innovate in our approach to validating skills.

Have questions about Exam AZ-103?
We’ve got answers! Check out the blog post, Answering your questions about AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator Exam, for Liberty Munson’s responses to FAQs about the transition from AZ-100 and AZ-102 to AZ-103.

Certify with Confidence exam offer ends on May 31, 2019
Snap up this offer before it ends! As some of the first to earn a Microsoft role-based certification, your students can get ahead of the pack when it comes to specific skills for today’s high-demand jobs. The Certify with Confidence offer can help by providing up to two exam retakes, for a total of three chances to pass that exam. Plus, in April, we added eight new role-based exams, so your students have even more opportunities to prove their skills. Share the good news with your communities. Get the details at aka.ms/CertifyOffer. Offer ends May 31, 2019.

Training (courseware, courses, clinics)

Additional course retirements in June and July 2019
We have a good number of courses retiring in June and July 2019. These include 20347, 20697-1, 20697-2, and 20698, which were previously announced, along with some newly planned retirements. See all planned retirements. Or check out the newly planned retirements>>

Retirement of older role-based ILT course revisions on Skillpipe
With the revised update handling for role-based instructor-led training (ILT), released on May 20, 2019, we introduced the new “-A“ course version, which always shows the latest course content. This replaced the revision-based update approach, in which Skillpipe added a new course revision in the Skillpipe bookshelf for every course update. We will be removing these older versions of role-based ILT courses. Get the details>>

Microsoft Press/Books

Save 50% on Agile Project Management with Kanban
Author Eric Brechner pioneered Kanban within the Xbox engineering team at Microsoft—and now he shows you exactly how to make it work for your team. Think of Agile Project Management with Kanban as “Kanban in a box.” Open it, read the quickstart guide, and get up and running fast. Eric reveals powerful techniques for rightsizing teams, estimating, meeting deadlines, deploying components and services, adapting or evolving from Scrum or traditional Waterfall, and more. To save 50% on your book or e-book purchase, use discount code KANBAN during checkout. Offer ends May 31, 2019.

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MCT Program satisfaction survey now available
Please take a few minutes to share your opinions about the Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) Program. By taking this short, 12-minute survey, you can help us better understand your needs in relation to the program, how we can improve your experiences, how we can make the program more valuable to you, and how we can set you up for success as a Microsoft Certified Trainer. We thank you in advance for taking the time to provide your feedback and thoughts. Please complete the survey by May 17, 2019.

Certifications and exams

Exam News Roundup
This month, we focused on rescoring beta exams and releasing live exams. We also released one new Microsoft Official Practice Test. (Release dates are in parentheses.)

New live exams

AI-100: Designing and Implementing an Azure AI Solution (April 18, 2019)

AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator (May 1, 2019)

DP-200: Implementing an Azure Data Solution (April 26, 2019)

DP-201: Designing an Azure Data Solution (April 26, 2019)

MS-200: Planning and Configuring a Messaging Platform (May 2, 2019)

MS-201: Implementing a Hybrid and Secure Messaging Platform (May 2, 2019)

MS-202: Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrator Certification Transition (May 2, 2019)

MS-300: Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork (April 15, 2019)

MS-301: Deploying SharePoint Server Hybrid (April 15, 2019)

MS-302: Microsoft 365 Teamwork Administrator Certification Transition (April 15, 2019)

New Microsoft Official Practice Test

AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design (April 17, 2019)

Performance-based testing is coming
In the very near future, for at least one of the exams required to earn a Microsoft role-based certification, you and your students will complete performance tasks. Get all the details in Liberty Munson’s blog post, Performance Testing Is Coming to Microsoft Exams: Here Is What You Should Know (April 15, 2019). Thank you for helping us on our journey as we continue to innovate in our approach to validating skills.

Have questions about Exam AZ-103?
We’ve got answers! Check out the blog post, Answering your questions about AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator Exam, for Liberty Munson’s responses to FAQs about the transition from AZ-100 and AZ-102 to AZ-103.

Certify with Confidence exam offer ends on May 31, 2019
Snap up this offer before it ends! As some of the first to earn a Microsoft role-based certification, your students can get ahead of the pack when it comes to specific skills for today’s high-demand jobs. The Certify with Confidence offer can help by providing up to two exam retakes, for a total of three chances to pass that exam. Plus, in April, we added eight new role-based exams, so your students have even more opportunities to prove their skills. Share the good news with your communities. Get the details at aka.ms/CertifyOffer. Offer ends May 31, 2019.

Training (courseware, courses, clinics)

Additional course retirements in June and July 2019
We have a good number of courses retiring in June and July 2019. These include 20347, 20697-1, 20697-2, and 20698, which were previously announced, along with some newly planned retirements. See all planned retirements. Or check out the newly planned retirements>>

Retirement of older role-based ILT course revisions on Skillpipe
With the revised update handling for role-based instructor-led training (ILT), released on May 20, 2019, we introduced the new “-A“ course version, which always shows the latest course content. This replaced the revision-based update approach, in which Skillpipe added a new course revision in the Skillpipe bookshelf for every course update. We will be removing these older versions of role-based ILT courses. Get the details>>

Microsoft Press/Books

Save 50% on Agile Project Management with Kanban
Author Eric Brechner pioneered Kanban within the Xbox engineering team at Microsoft—and now he shows you exactly how to make it work for your team. Think of Agile Project Management with Kanban as “Kanban in a box.” Open it, read the quickstart guide, and get up and running fast. Eric reveals powerful techniques for rightsizing teams, estimating, meeting deadlines, deploying components and services, adapting or evolving from Scrum or traditional Waterfall, and more. To save 50% on your book or e-book purchase, use discount code KANBAN during checkout. Offer ends May 31, 2019.

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Listening to you is the top priority in everything we do. By taking this 15 minute survey, you can help us better understand the needs of customers in our ongoing effort to improve our learning experiences.We thank you in advance for taking the time to provide your feedback and thoughts.

 https://www.questionpro.com/t/AO3UmZeLNQ

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