MCSA 2016 Expiration Date RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello Everybody,

    I have a certificate MCSA 2016 on Windows Server 2016. The Date of Achievement 11/1/2017 (11th November, 2017). 

    How long this certificate is valid meaning what's it expiration date? As many vendor certification expiration duration is 3 years, i need to know.

    Thanks in Advance



    Monday, September 23, 2019 10:07 AM

All replies

  • Server 2016 is still valid.


    Microsoft Certifications No Longer Expire
    Microsoft has been rapidly and extensively overhauling its certification program for the past two years. Previously, MCSE certs were good for three years, and MCSD certs required recertification after two years. That’s no longer the case. Last year, Microsoft announced the MCSA, MCSE, and MCSD certifications do not expire.

    Instead, Microsoft initiated a new status system for its certifications — Active or Legacy. “Active” certifications refer to two things. First, it means the exams needed to earn the exam aren’t retired. Second, it means that the product or service associated with the exam hasn’t reached the end of its life. As long as a certification is active, it means that the technology is relatively current.

    “Legacy” certifications mean exactly the opposite. It means the product has reached its end of support life, which includes certifications for that technology. Importantly, legacy certifications aren’t expired. When a technology retires, the certification moves from the “Active” portion of the Microsoft Certified Professional Transcript to the “Legacy” section.

    Last year, Microsoft also introduced a badge system for their Microsoft Certified Professional program. Learners have the option to take an elective exam each year to “re-earn” an annual badge on their transcript. This verifies that the candidate is keeping their skills current with changing technologies. Again, it’s not mandatory.


    Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:30 PM