Microsoft Releases Two More Role-based Certification & Training Tracks for Azure

October 10, 2018 | Comments(0) |

This is an update to my last article where I wrote about the New Role-based Azure Certification & Training Tracks. If you did not get a chance to read it, please do.

The previous article was about the new Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate track, which replaces the Microsoft Exam 70-533. Since then two more role-based certification tracks have been released, each containing 3 exams and two paths to achieve them. They are:

  • Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate
  • Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert

At the time of writing this article the exams are in beta.

Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate

Target Audience & Prerequisites for this track:

  • Microsoft Azure Developers who design and build applications / services for Azure Cloud
    • Their current / future work includes the entire SDLC from solution design, to development, deployment, testing and maintenance
    • They partner with Solution Architects, DBAs, Cloud Administrators to implement and test these applications / services
  • Candidates should be proficient in developing applications / services using Microsoft tools and Microsoft Azure IaaS / PaaS services around compute, storage, security, etc.
  • They should be skilled in one of the popular (supported) programming languages such as .NET / Java

There are three exams currently being offered (in beta) for this track:

So, which one’s for you?

Azure Developer

NOTE: The transition exam retires on 31st March 2019

Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert

Target Audience & Prerequisites for this track:

  • Microsoft Azure Solution Architects who advise stakeholders and translates business requirements into secure, scalable and reliable solutions
  • Candidates taking up this exam should possess advanced knowledge on Microsoft Azure services across networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data management, budgeting and governance
  • They should be proficient in all aspects of Microsoft Azure administration, development, DevOps and architecture

There are three exams currently being offered (in beta) for this track:

Which one should you go for?

Azure Solutions Architect

NOTE:

  • There is no upgrade path / transition exam for Exam 70-534
  • The transition exam retires on 31st March 2019

CloudThat will be introducing Certification BootCamps for these exams soon. Click here to fill out the form if you are interested in any of these exams.

Stay tuned to https://blog.cloudthat.com/ for more updates on these new and upcoming Certification Tracks as well as our #ExamExperiences on these newly released tracks.


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