Looking at exams 70-764 and 70-765

This exam retires on June 30, 2020. A replacement exam may be available. To learn more, visit our blog: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/community.aspx and review our Exam Retirement posts.

Is there going to be a SQL Server specific replacement for exams 70-764 and 70-765?

Am I getting it wrong, or this thing "Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate" going to replace "MCSA SQL Server 2016"?

If true, that is a shame, because it looks like passing its exams (DP-200 and DP-201) would require learning a lot of stuff that I actually do not need...


1 Answer 1


If you are focused on DB administration I would rather recommend certification "Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate"


This one requires DP-300 exam and it is focused on Azure and on-perm administration.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.