The Microsoft Certified: Azure IoT Developer Specialty certification to be retired

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As previously announced, we’re retiring the Microsoft Certified: Azure IoT Developer Specialty certification and its required Exam AZ-220: Microsoft Azure IoT Developer, on July 31, 2023, to focus on developing a path more aligned to the way that real-world professionals approach IoT. Skills needed for IoT projects cut across multiple roles, including developer, architect, administrator, and data analyst.

 

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The following questions and answers can help you determine how this news impacts your learning journey:

 

Q. I’ve been preparing for Exam AZ-220. What are my options?

A. If you’ve been preparing for Exam AZ-220, be sure to pass it on or before July 31, 2023. If you pass Exam AZ-220 on or before July 31, 2023, you’ll earn the Azure IoT Developer Specialty certification and it will be active for one year.

 

Q. I’ve already earned the Azure IoT Developer Specialty certification. What happens now? 

A. If you’ve already earned the Azure IoT Developer Specialty certification, it will stay on your transcript. 

 

Q. What about renewal for the Azure IoT Developer Specialty certification? 

A. Learners with an active Azure IoT Developer Specialty certification can renew it for one year (one last time) up to six months after its retirement date of July 31, 2023. The renewal window ends on January 31, 2024. 

 

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