XtremeLabs LLC, an award-winning creator of digital hands-on learning labs announces the continued support of retired Microsoft legacy courseware.

As many of you already know, on December 30, 2021, Microsoft retired its legacy courseware. A full list of the legacy courseware is at the bottom of this blog post.

While some courses have been retired as they use older technologies, some courses were retired and replaced with a newer version of the course. Below is a list of some of the replacement courses.

Retired Course Replacement Course
20778: Analyzing Data with Power BI DA-100T00: Analyzing Data with Power BI
10961: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell® AZ-040T00: Automating Administration with PowerShell
20694: Virtualizing Enterprise Desktops and Apps AZ-140T00: Configuring and Operating Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure
20537: Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack AZ-600T00: Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack Hub
20761: Querying Data with Transact-SQL DP-080T00: Querying Data with Microsoft Transact-SQL
10982: Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows 10 MD-100T00: Windows 10
10997: Office 365 Administration and Troubleshooting

MS-100T00: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services

MS-101T00: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security


Although the courses will no longer be updated or supported by Microsoft, XtremeLabs is still committed to offering an outstanding lab experience. XtremeLabs will continue to manage and update labs that cover these legacy topics for as long as there is sufficient demand from the Learning Partner and MCT community.

Since the retired courses will no longer be officially supported by Microsoft, they will be removed from the MCT Readiness program. XtremeLabs will, however, continue to offer free lab prep for MCTs on these retired courses through the end of March 2022. If you have any questions or need access to retired labs, please contact our Sales Team.

In addition to the continued support of retired courseware, XtremeLabs is pleased to be partnering with authors in the XtremeLabs community to create legacy courseware. Courseware will be available for purchase through Courseware Marketplace as Arvato Community Courseware and can be purchased directly through XtremeLabs. The first title set to be released is the Windows Server 2016 course. This courseware can be used as a replacement to the following two courses:

  • MOAC 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
  • MOC 20740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 titles.

The courseware is set to be released in the coming weeks. If you would like to get a sneak peek of the courseware, contact our Sales Team!

If you are a community author and would like to collaborate with XtremeLabs on future titles, we would love to hear from you. Contact our Team!


List of Retired Legacy Courses

  • 6420B: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008
  • 10266A: Programming in C# with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • 10961C: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell
  • 10962C: Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell
  • 10964C: Cloud & Datacenter Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager
  • 10965D: IT Service Management with System Center Service Manager
  • 10967A: Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure
  • 10969B: Active Directory Services with Windows Server
  • 10972B: Administering the Web Server (IIS) Role of Windows Server
  • 10975A: Introduction to Programming
  • 10982E: Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows 10
  • 10984B: Deploying and Managing Office 365 Hybrid Deployments
  • 10985C: Introduction to SQL Databases
  • 10986B: Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2016
  • 10987C: Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases
  • 10990C: Analyzing Data with SQL Server Reporting Services
  • 10994B: Data Analysis Fundamentals using Excel
  • 10998A: Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2017
  • 20334C: Core Solutions of Skype for Business 2015/2019
  • 20410D: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • 20411D: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • 20412D: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
  • 20413C: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
  • 20414C: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
  • 20417D: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
  • 20461D: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • 20462D: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases
  • 20463D: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • 20464D: Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases
  • 20465D: Designing Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • 20466D: Implementing Data Models and Reports with SQL Server 2014
  • 20467D: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • 20480C: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
  • 20483C: Programming in C#
  • 20486D: Developing ASP.NET Core MVC Web Applications
  • 20486C: Developing ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications
  • 20487D: Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services
  • 20694B: Virtualizing Enterprise Desktops and Apps
  • 20740C: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
  • 20741B: Networking with Windows Server 2016
  • 20742B: Identity with Windows Server 2016
  • 20743C: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016
  • 20744C: Securing Windows Server 2016
  • 20745B: Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • 20761C: Querying Data with Transact-SQL
  • 20762C: Developing SQL Databases
  • 20764C: Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure
  • 20765C: Provisioning SQL Databases
  • 20767C: Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse
  • 20768C: Developing SQL Data Models
  • 20777A: Implementing Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB Solutions
  • 20779B: Analyzing Data with Excel
  • 40332A: Partner Applied Workshop: What’s New in Windows 10
  • 40410A: JavaScript, HTML and CSS Web Development
  • 20339-1A: Planning and Administering SharePoint 2016
  • 20339-2A: Advanced Technologies of SharePoint 2016
  • 20345-1B: Administering Microsoft Exchange Server 2016/2019
  • 20345-2B: Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016/2019
  • 20703-1B: Administering System Center Configuration Manager