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Unexpected retirement of Dynamics 365 MCSA and exams this quarter?

Hi there

I just noticed that on apart from the formal retirements on the official certification and exam pages.

I can find no information relating to if and when any new 'role based' replacement certifications will be available.

This seems very short notice and leaves customers totally confused as how they can become Dynamics 365 certified over the coming months..

Any information web links or suggested Microsoft contacts who might know more would be much appreciated.

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Re: Unexpected retirement of Dynamics 365 MCSA and exams this quarter?

I believe there will be an official announcement towards the end of this month in relation to the new role-based exams. 

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Re: Unexpected retirement of Dynamics 365 MCSA and exams this quarter?

Morning stephenjprice 

 

 let me do a research on this and i will get back to you (:

 

 

Regards.

LauraR

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Re: Unexpected retirement of Dynamics 365 MCSA and exams this quarter?

Many thanks, look forward to your reply.

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Re: Unexpected retirement of Dynamics 365 MCSA and exams this quarter?

Hi there

Many thanks.

I have found the information now so NFA.

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Re: Unexpected retirement of Dynamics 365 MCSA and exams this quarter?

Hi, are you able to provide any of the information you found out?

 

Thanks

Level 1 Contributor

Re: Unexpected retirement of Dynamics 365 MCSA and exams this quarter?

I believe there will be an official announcement towards the end of this month in relation to the new role-based exams. 

Microsoft

Re: Unexpected retirement of Dynamics 365 MCSA and exams this quarter?

please see this blog post for more details - much of teh content is being migrated rather than ended

https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/learningcurriculum/archive/2019/03/03/finding-dynamics-365-courses-on-microsoft-learn 

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Re: Unexpected retirement of Dynamics 365 MCSA and exams this quarter?

Hi Rob,
Hope you're well my friend.
There is a slight challenge with the blog.
It maps the retired DLP learning to the new Microsoft Learn training, but unfortunately this does not match the exam requirements.
Fore instance to pass the MB2-718 exam (which expires in August, why retire the training now grrrrrrh) there appears to be no equivilent in Microsoft Learn for DLP training 81064 and 81065. 

Maybe you could organise a call that explains the changes in greater detail covering such things as :-

1. Whats the future for the DLP
2. What are the replacements for Dynamics 365 MCSA badges?
3. Exams are retiring, but what are the replacements for competency requirements?
4. Confusion is being created around when to use the Microsoft Learn portal and the Microsoft Learning portal - there appears to be alot of overlap.
5. If Microsoft Learn is the future how do Training Managers monitor staff training.

Etc, etc, etc

In summary there are many, many questions that need answering in a very fast moving learning environment.

Thanks
Mark