Which are the necessary MCSA exams for getting a career as an Active Directory Administrator?

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The information I’ve found on the web indicates that a person, in this case myself needs an MCSA in server infrastructure, to obtain a career as an Active Directory Administrator. That as well as a 4 year bachelor’s degree in computer science related field, which I have. As well as at least one year experience with using Active Directory, which I also have thanks to my Technical Support job that I’ve currently been in for 7 years.

I’m just in need of finding out which specific MCSA exams in server infrastructure are needed, for potential employers to consider me for a career as one of their Active Directory Administrators. Also Azure Active Directory, based on the information I’ve found online.

Yet, when I’m looking through Microsoft certification exam website, a couple of the exams are showing as retired, with no specific information on which exam is replacing them. I’ve also found other exam numbers, but no specifics of whether they’re for the Active Directory Administrator career exam track. Or for the MCSA in server infrastructure track.

So ultimately again I'm here to find out which specific exams I need to study for and if there are prerequisite exams I need first.

So far the exams I’ve located, that show as retired and several others that show as having an uncertain connection to Active Directory (and Azure Active Directory) Administrator, are as follows.

Retired Exam 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

Exam AZ-800: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure

Retired Exam 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

Exam SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator

Exam AZ-600: Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack Hub

Please let me know which specific exams are needed, whether they are among the above 3 active exams, or are others that I’m yet unaware of.

(Side Note: I originally posted this an hour ago on the regular answers.microsoft.com site, only to learn that I should have posted this here. So I pasted my original question here.)

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  1. Anonymous

    I'd try asking for help with certification renewal in dedicated forums here. (Participate\Ask A Question)
    Microsoft Certification/Certifications/Renewal

    You can also browse and select paths here.
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