The new Microsoft Certifications are now more role-based. We are sure that you have probably already heard of this since it is likely you keep up with world of Microsoft. Today we would like to give you an overview of what that means in connection with the Microsoft Azure cloud certifications, and which exams you are going to have to take in order to earn this certification.
New Microsoft Certifications: What’s new for Azure?
In general, there are three levels of Microsoft certifications:
There are now several role-based Azure certifications corresponding with these three levels:
- Azure Fundamentals – Exam: AZ-900 (Microsoft Azure Fundamentals)
- Azure Security Engineer Associate – Exam: AZ-500 (Microsoft Azure Security Technologies)
- Azure Administrator Associate – Exam: AZ-103 (Microsoft Azure Administrator), alternatively Transitions-Exam AZ-102 (Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Transition)
- Azure AI Engineer Associate – Exam: AI-100 (Designing and Implementing an Azure AI Solution)
- Azure Data Engineer Associate – Exams: DP-200 (Implementing an Azure Data Solution) and DP-201 (Designing an Azure Data Solution)
- Azure Data Scientist Associate – Exam: DP-100 (Designing and Implementing a Data Science Solution on Azure)
- Azure Developer Associate – Exam: AZ-203 (Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure)
- Azure DevOps Engineer Expert – Exam: AZ-400 (Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions)
- Azure Solutions Architect Expert – Exam: AZ-300 (Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies) and AZ-301 (Microsoft Azure Architect Design), alternatively Transitions-Exam AZ-302 (Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Certification Transition)
Build your Microsoft Azure expertise with TechSherpas 365
There are many good reasons for choosing TechSherpas 365 as your competent partner to build your Microsoft Azure expertise. We are a “Microsoft Gold Partner” for offering learning solutions with the highest level of expertise and competence regarding Microsoft technologies.
We offer a wide range of Microsoft Azure related training courses across all three levels from Fundamentals to Expert. Whether you are just starting out or want to take your Azure skills and IT career to the next level: We have the right learning solutions for you!
One of the benefits of our learning methods is that many of our courses can be taken in the form of a boot camp, which allows you to achieve your certification goal within just a few days. You also usually have a choice between our In-Classroom Learning (ICL) and Virtual Live Training (VLT), depending on whether you prefer the classroom experience or learning from the comfort of your own home/office.
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Microsoft Azure is a suite of cloud computing services. IT experts have the option to obtain a Microsoft Azure Certification – or several – for example to boost their professional credentials as well as their careers.
Microsoft Azure Certification – An Overview of the Options
The following is an overview of the currently issued Microsoft Azure Certifications. To make the navigation as easy as possible for you, we have linked the certification titles to information about TechSherpas 365’s respective training course (where applicable).
- Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions (Microsoft Certification exam 70-473)
- Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions (Microsoft Certification exam 70-475)
- Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services (Microsoft Certification exam 70-487)
- Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (Microsoft Certification exam 70-532)
- Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (Microsoft Certification exam 70-533)
- Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (Microsoft Certification exam 70-535)
- Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack (Microsoft Certification exam 70-537)
- Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning (Microsoft Certification exam 70-774)
- Perform Data Engineering on Microsoft HDInsight (Microsoft Certification exam 70-775)
- Engineering Data with Microsoft Cloud Service (Microsoft Certification exam 70-776)
TechSherpa’s Microsoft Azure Training Courses
As certified Microsoft Gold Partners for learning solutions, TechSherpas provides a range of Azure-related trainings for IT professionals. These training courses prepare you for the respective Microsoft Azure Certifications. They include options for boot camp courses, remote on-demand learning, as well as the possibility to choose In-Classroom Learning (ICL) or Virtual Live Training (VLT). The availability of these options depends on the specific courses. Please make sure to read the respective course description and ICL/VLT markers for details.
Microsoft Software Assurance Training Vouchers
Azure is a certification issued by Microsoft. Therefore, there are Microsoft Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATVs) available for eligible customers and courses taught by Microsoft-certified Learning Partners. These vouchers are part of Microsoft’s Software Assurance Benefits for their Volume Licensing. Most of our Microsoft-related software classes are eligible for the use of such a training voucher.
Are you already one of Microsoft’s Volume Licensing customers? Then you can find out more about your benefits at Microsoft’s Volume Licensing Services Center (VLSC) and/or the Business Center.
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- need assistance regarding the Microsoft Software Assurance Training Vouchers
- need additional information that you did not find on our website
- or have any questions regarding the registration or our courses
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The more you understand how to apply cloud computing skills, the more opportunities may open for you—including career paths, jobs, and more. According to IDC, by 2021 38 percent of IT positions will be cloud related—so there’s no better time to learn cloud skills. Once you do, certification is the industry-recognized way to validate your Microsoft Azure expertise—and there are options for everyone, no matter where you are in your career journey.
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Prove to the world and your employers that you are ready to take advantage of the growing collection of integrated cloud services in Azure, as you gain the skills to develop solutions that can lower total cost and help improve scalability, security, and privacy. According to IDC, 38 percent of IT positions will be cloud related by 2021.* By building your cloud skills for career growth, you become more visible in the job market, more involved in evaluating technology in your job, and more valuable to your company. Earning certifications provides benefits that advance your career.
Azure Advanced skills training
You can continue your learning journey or advance your existing skills by learning from industry experts with the Microsoft Official Curriculum either in person or online with TechSherpas , a Microsoft learning partner. We use a variety of modalities, so you can find one whose style fits your needs. TechSherpas offers instructor-led training – traditional style with a focus on skillset or accelerated boot camp style geared towards certification. For those who prefer to learn at their own pace, we have On-Demand training that gives the flexibility to learn on your time. Quality training helps you build your skills and gain the expertise you need to achieve certification and advance your career. When you certify your skills by taking exams, you earn validation recognized across the industry.
Azure skills certification options for everyone.
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