Updates to Certification Programs for Microsoft Partners

The modifications proposed in the Microsoft Learning Partners community in relation to the certification programs during the month of April 2021 to take into account are:

Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) Reminder

Clarification of dates and deadlines of the program 

June 30, 2021 - Last day for customer to create new coupons 

  • Valid for 180 days
  • You do not need a Partner reservation until this date (update to previous communication)

December 31, 2021 - Last day to request payment from Partner to Microsoft 

  • Training provided
  • Payment sent to CHIP
  • Submit it early to ensure you meet the deadline, more details here


Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification Sunset

As we continue to invest in foundational and role-based learning offerings, all remaining exams associated with Microsoft Technology certifications Associate (MTA) will retire on June 30, 2022. 

Important dates:

  • June 30, 2021 - Last day to purchase MTA certification exam licenses 
  • June 30, 2022 - MTA certification exams will be retired and MTA exam deliveries by exam delivery providers Certiport and Pearson VUE will cease. 

Additional details, including a list of exams that will be retired and frequently asked questions, can be found on the Microsoft Learn Blog . 

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