In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Microsoft is implementing several temporary changes to our training and certification program. Learn more.This exam retires on January 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM Central Time. You will no longer be able to take the exam after this date. Learn more about upcoming exam retirements.Candidates for this exam are IT professionals responsible for implementing a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) with Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).These candidates are responsible for implementing and managing highly available SCVMM infrastructures as well as implementing software-defined storage, compute, and networking components. They are also responsible for managing and configuring tenant workloads, deploying and managing containers, and performing basic monitoring and maintenance tasks using System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). Candidates for this exam are additionally responsible for determining and implementing general business continuity and disaster recovery options.Note: There are exam updates effective as of June 15, 2018. To learn more about these changes and how they affect the skills measured, please download and review the Exam 745 change document.