For some time now Microsoft hasn’t really invested much into the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) site. The content there has been slowly aging and getting out of date. Microsoft has actually been investing in other learning avenues like the new Microsoft Learn site and EdX courses.

Recently, Microsoft Learning announced that the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) site will begin a retirement process starting on January 31, 2019. The first piece announced to be retired is the ability to earn Certificates of Completion for the MVA courses taken. If you want to complete any MVA courses, then you’ll want to do so before January 31, 2019 if that’s something that matters to you.

Microsoft is continuing to invest in Microsoft Learn training catalog instead of MVA going forward. Be sure to visit Microsoft Learn for more details.

Posted by Chris Pietschmann

Chris is a Microsoft MVP and has nearly 20 years of experience building enterprise systems both in the cloud and on-premises. He is also a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect and developer, a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and Cloud Advocate. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.


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  2. Wow, what a horrible move.


  3. How can I get the all certification that I’m already pass on my virtual academy?


    1. Chris Pietschmann June 26, 2019 at 11:00 pm

      The MS Virtual Academy website is no longer around. I am not aware of any way to access anything that was there.


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