Category: Certification

AZ-200 Microsoft Azure Developer Core Solutions Certification Exam 5
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AZ-200 Microsoft Azure Developer Core Solutions Certification Exam

lrn_azure-developer-associateThe AZ-200 Microsoft Azure Developer Core Solutions certification exam tests and validates your expertise as an Azure Developer. This exam tests your expertise across all phases of the Azure development process; from solution design, to development and deployment, to testing and maintenance.

The AZ-203 Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure exam was rolled out as a replacement for the AZ-200 + AZ-201 or AZ-203 exams for earning the Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate certification. This was a move to simplify the process to earning this certifications based on feedback from those who have taken the exams while they were in a “Beta” state. Thanks to those early certification achievers, we all have a simplified process to follow now. Read More

Introducing Role-based Microsoft & Azure Certification Shakeup 10
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Introducing Role-based Microsoft & Azure Certification Shakeup

Introducing Role-based Microsoft & Azure Certification Shakeup 11Last July, Microsoft Learning announced some upcoming changes to the Microsoft Azure Certifications to make them more role-based. Recently, surrounding the Microsoft Ignite 2018 conference, they announced and released further information about these changes to transform the Azure certification tracks. This news includes more than just announcement of new Azure certification exams, but also the depreciation and retirement of the existing Microsoft Azure exams by the end of December 2018. Read More

Cybersecurity / IT Security Certifications for 2018 12
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Cybersecurity / IT Security Certifications for 2018

If you’re looking to get certified in Cybersecurity, IT Security, or Computer Security, then you don’t have as many straight forward options as if you wanted to get certified with Windows or Linux; or even if you want to get certified with Microsoft Azure or Amazon AWS. Those certification paths are quite straight forward, as you can find certifications offered by the appropriate vendors. However, Security certification is a bit more niche. While there are a few options for getting certified in Security, it can be a bit confusing to navigate the landscape of what it offered. This article lists out the available Security certifications available in the industry, and will help clarify any questions you have in regards to deciding which is the most appropriate for you. Read More

Microsoft Exams Scheduled to Retire in Late 2018 13
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Microsoft Exams Scheduled to Retire in Late 2018

There’s so much talk about what certification to get, what exam to pass, what are the requirements, and how to get certified. However, the opposite side of the coin is the older certifications and exam that go away over time. When technologies become obsolete, Microsoft retires certification exams that are no longer as relevant as they once were to make room for the newer certifications coming out with current technologies.

Microsoft does publish the exams they are retiring and the planned retirement date, but the information is a bit hidden / buried within the Microsoft Learning site. As a result, I thought I’d post about the Microsoft Certification Exams that are scheduled to be retired in the second half of 2018 to shed a little light on this to those who may not really be aware. Read More

New Microsoft Azure Certification Paths Coming in 2018 14
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New Microsoft Azure Certification Paths Coming in 2018

Microsoft announced, at Inspire 2018, some additions and changes to the Microsoft Certifications surrounding the Microsoft Azure cloud that are starting to be released, and will be expanded upon in the near future around the timing of the Microsoft Ignite 2018 conference in September 2018. These announcements were made in the LER01 – The future of modern learning session at MS Inspire 2018, in addition to a blog post on the Microsoft Learning blog written by Liberty Munson. Read More

Introducing the Azure Administrator Certification Track from Microsoft 15
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Introducing the Azure Administrator Certification Track from Microsoft

Microsoft continually updates the content of the different Microsoft Azure certification exams, but it’s been almost 2 years since they really updated the Microsoft Certification paths to be more Azure focused / integrated. Great news is that Microsoft is making further changes to keep improving the various Microsoft Azure Certifications and associated exams that are offered.┬áDuring the Microsoft Inspire 2018 conference, the Microsoft Learning team announced the introduction of this brand new Azure certification track tailored for Azure Administrators. Read More

AZ-102 Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Transition Exam 16
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AZ-102 Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Transition Exam

The AZ-102 Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Transition certification exam tests and validates your expertise as an Azure Administrator around managing cloud services that span storage, security, networking, and compute capabilities within the Microsoft Azure cloud. This exam provides a upgrade / transition path from to the Azure Administrator certification for anyone who has already passed the older, existing 70-533 Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions certification exam.

The AZ-100, AZ-101, and AZ-102 certification exams are all being retired May 1, 2019. The newer AZ-103 Azure Administrator certification exam is being made available on May 1, 2019 as a consolidated replacement. This is being done to improve the certification path towards the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification. Read More

AZ-101 Microsoft Azure Integration and Security Certification Exam 17
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AZ-101 Microsoft Azure Integration and Security Certification Exam

The AZ-101 Microsoft Azure Integration and Security certification exam tests and validates your expertise managing and securing cloud services that span storage, security, networking, and compute capabilities within the Microsoft Azure cloud. This is the second in a set of exams that make up the new Azure Administrator certification track.

The AZ-100, AZ-101, and AZ-102 certification exams are all being retired May 1, 2019. The newer AZ-103 Azure Administrator certification exam is being made available on May 1, 2019 as a consolidated replacement. This is being done to improve the certification path towards the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification. Read More