How Can a Microsoft Azure Certification Boost Your Career?

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How Can a Microsoft Azure Certification Boost Your Career?

More and more businesses are using cloud-computing technology. Therefore, there is an increasing demand for people that possess the required skills better known as a Microsoft Azure Certification. One reason this technology has become popular is its ability to help saving on company investment of server space. Another reason for its popularity is because employees increasingly need to be able to access their files from somewhere else other than their stationary office work space. If you need to show that you possess cloud-computing skills and know how to apply them, a Microsoft Azure Certification provides you with just the right advantage over the job-seeking competition.

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Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Azure Certification

In our recent blog post, we have already elaborated on the six different Microsoft Certification Paths and the Microsoft Certification Map: The MCSA Certification (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) with 17 different focus area certifications that form the stepping stones to achieving that goal.

  • one of the five MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) certifications
  • or the MCSD certification, which stands for “Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer.”

Depending on which focus areas and key technologies you focus on while achieving your MCSA Certification, you can set the path towards a Microsoft Azure related MCSE/MCSD certification.

 

Why invest into obtaining an official certification?

It is true: Nowadays, there are many ways to achieve knowledge and to hone one’s skills. One can read books, subscribe to podcasts and newsletters, watch Youtube videos and much more. Theoretically, you might be able to work with Microsoft Azure without any specific certification in that area.

If you have chosen information technology and cloud computing as your actual career fields, then these kinds of self-taught skills are probably not enough to get ahead. Anyone can claim they possess the skills and practical experience, but if you want to make a sustainable career out of those, you are going to need to show corresponding credentials as a recognizable proof of your expertise.

When you are looking for a new job, your CV usually is the first source of information for your potential future employer, and they probably have to decide between a multitude of applicants. A convincing CV is extremely important, because this phase of the application-process is the first hurdle you need to master in order to make it to a personal interview. An official and industry-recognized Microsoft Azure Certification in your CV documents that you have participated in a structured education and made it successfully through the required exams is important. This does not only show your personal dedication, but also provides a certain security for the future employer, that they will be able to rely on you having received your education and certifications by a reputable and recognized provider.

See also:
https://www.techsherpas.com/azure-skills-initiative-and-special-offers/

 

Microsoft Azure Certification Training Courses with TechSherpas

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

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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 ’ respective training course (where applicable).

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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Sources:

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-is-azure/
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/get-started/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Azure

Cloud Computing with Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a set of cloud computing services in the Microsoft Cloud. It groups Azure services as well as third-party applications.

About Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is becoming an increasingly important topic, for regular computer users as well as IT professionals. One of the most common and familiar uses of a cloud is online data storage: Instead of saving their files directly to their computer or external storage devices, they can upload it to “the cloud”, which provides the functions of a virtual storage device.

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The benefits are obvious:

  1. The user requires less space for file storage on their own computers.
  2. Even while using a different computer, the user can still access their files via online-access to the cloud.

What is Microsoft Azure?

File storage options like the ones mentioned above are of course only a small and basic part of what cloud computing can do. While these cloud storage functions save the users space on their computers hard drives, of greater importance for many is the use of other cloud computing services and applications.

The following are just some examples of the solutions Microsoft Azure provides:

  • Virtual Machines: supported by IBM, Linux, SAP, Oracle, as well as Windows Server and SQL Server
  • Databases: Azure SQL Database and Azure Cosmos DB
  • Apps: solutions to create cloud-based apps for mobile and web use
  • Blockchain: connection of your blockchain to the cloud with the Blockchain Workbench
  • Azure DNS: to host your DNS Domain
  • Network Watcher: monitors and diagnoses your network performance
  • Media Services: for encoding, streaming and storing media files (video and audio)

Microsoft Azure Training Courses with TechSherpas

As certified Microsoft Gold Partners for learning solutions, TechSherpas provide a range of Azure-related trainings aimed at IT professionals. This includes boot camp courses and on-demand learning, as well as options to choose either In-Classroom Learning (ICL) or Virtual Live Training (VLT). The availability of these options depends on the specific courses, so please make sure to read the respective course description for details.

If you have any further questions or need information that you did not find there, simply contact us. You can either give us a call, or use the provided contact form.

The technical possibilities of cloud computing have once more revolutionized the way we work with computers. What kind of positive impact did it have on you? Let us know in the comments!

Sources:

http://azure.microsoft.com/
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/get-started/

Give your career a boost with Microsoft Azure cloud skills

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Build your Azure Skills. Get trained and certified.

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.

Expand your career opportunities in the cloud with offers that combine training and industry-recognized Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certifications. Click here for an Azure Certification Path Map.

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.

Show off your hard work and expertise by validating your Azure skills with industry-recognized certification. There is a solid portfolio of Azure exams, and between now and March 30, 2018, you can take them for a reduced cost. Kick-start your career by learning—and proving—new cloud skills

Take advantage of these limited time offers to get the best value on your Azure training and certification. Click here to view all of our Azure training & certification classes.

Accelerate Your Career Path with Microsoft Azure Cloud Skills

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 Microsoft Azure 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.

Find the cloud certification skill for you.

Accelerate Your Career Path with Microsoft Azure Cloud Skills

Role-based Azure learning paths

If you’re an IT professional or a developer, you can start building practical job skills you can use right away with role-based learning paths. They include self-paced courses. These paths allow you to learn at your own speed, in a style that works for you. They include hands-on labs, virtual instructor-led labs, and assessments to test your skill level. Upon completion of those assessments, you receive a digital badge that showcases your achievement.

> Explore role-based Azure learning paths

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 a Microsoft learning partner. Microsoft learning partners use a variety of modalities, so you can find one whose style fits your needs. This 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.

> Find a learning partner

Azure skills certification options for everyone

Show off your hard work and expertise by validating your Azure skills with industry-recognized certification. There is a solid portfolio of Azure exams, and between now and March 30, 2018, you can take them for a reduced cost. Kick-start your career by learning—and proving—new cloud skills.

Find the certification that’s right for you, start learning, and earn the certification that will open doors for your career!

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