Tag: certification

Introducing the Azure Administrator Certification Track from Microsoft 4

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 […]

AZ-102 Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Transition Exam 5

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. […]

AZ-101 Microsoft Azure Integration and Security Certification Exam 6

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 […]

AZ-100 Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment Certification Exam 7

AZ-100 Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment Certification Exam

The AZ-100 Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment 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 […]

70-777 Implementing Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB Solutions Certification Exam 8

70-777 Implementing Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB Solutions Certification Exam

The 70-777 Implementing Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB Solutions certification exam tests and validates your expertise in designing, building, and troubleshooting Azure Cosmos DB solutions. The exam is focused around the Azure Cosmos DB database service […]

Chris Pietschmann Awarded 2018 Microsoft MVP - Azure 10

Chris Pietschmann Awarded 2018 Microsoft MVP – Azure

Hi! My name is Chris Pietschmann, and I’m the primary person behind BuildAzure.com and the Build Azure Weekly newsletter. I started BuildAzure.com back in June 2015 after I passed the Azure MCSD certification as an […]

How to Become a Microsoft MVP 12

How to Become a Microsoft MVP

Whether you’ve heard of the Microsoft MVP Award and are wondering how to earn it yourself, or just curious as to what others have done to earn this recognition form Microsoft, here’s a brief explanation […]

Do Microsoft Certifications Expire? 14

Do Microsoft Certifications Expire?

In the process of consulting and training many people in the efforts of studying for various Microsoft certifications, in particular Azure certification, I do receive a lot of various questions. On of the questions I’ve […]

Microsoft Exams Scheduled to Retire in Early 2018 15

Microsoft Exams Scheduled to Retire in Early 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 […]

Book: Exam Ref 70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions 16

Book: Exam Ref 70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Studying for all certifications can be difficult, as all you have to go on is a short list of the exam objectives and the services/technologies covered. It’s nice to get some kind of targeted resources […]

Book: Exam Ref 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, Second Edition 17

Book: Exam Ref 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, Second Edition

Studying for all certifications can be difficult, as all you have to go on is a short list of the exam objectives and the services/technologies covered. It’s nice to get some kind of targeted resources […]

Book: Exam Ref 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions, Second Edition 18

Book: Exam Ref 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions, Second Edition

Studying for all certifications can be difficult, as all you have to go on is a short list of the exam objectives and the services/technologies covered. It’s nice to get some kind of targeted resources […]

Microsoft Professional Program Adds IT Support for 6 Tracks to Choose! 19

Microsoft Professional Program Adds IT Support for 6 Tracks to Choose!

Back in mid-2016 Microsoft announced the Microsoft Professional Program (MPP). The MPP program is an online certification/”degree” program from Microsoft that allows anyone to study and obtain a larger certification (that is also similar to […]

Microsoft Professional Program Now Offers 5 Different Online Degrees 20

Microsoft Professional Program Now Offers 5 Different Online Degrees

It’s been about 1.5 years since Microsoft first announced the Microsoft Professional Program. Basically, the Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) is a cross between an Online Degree and a Multi-Exam Certification. It’s a good move by […]

New Big Data and Web Dev Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) Tracks Open for Enrollment 21

New Big Data and Web Dev Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) Tracks Open for Enrollment

Last year Microsoft launched the new Microsoft Professional Program (MPP). This is the latest initiative from Microsoft to provide training and an educational platform to help fill the ever growing skills gap in IT. Initially, […]

Exam Finder Helps Search Microsoft Certification Exams by Technology 23

Exam Finder Helps Search Microsoft Certification Exams by Technology

There are many different certification exams from Microsoft covering all the different technology areas. There are also many different certification paths like the newly redesigned MCSE and MCSA certifications that are made up of multiple […]

Renew MCSD & MCSE Annually by Retaking Certification Exams 25

Renew MCSD & MCSE Annually by Retaking Certification Exams

In the past once you passed a specific Microsoft certification exam you were not allowed to retake that exam again, ever. After all, there wasn’t really any benefit to since you passed the exam and […]

Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) Expanding with More Tracks 26

Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) Expanding with More Tracks

The Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) is the most recent program from Microsoft to provide training and an educational platform in an effort to help fill the growing skills gap. According to Microsoft there are 1.5 […]

Azure Infrastructure Exam (70-533) Gets ARM Refresh 28

Azure Infrastructure Exam (70-533) Gets ARM Refresh

It’s been about 2 years since the 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions certification exam was first release. Over that time there’s been a couple updates to keep it relevant with the ever changing landscape […]

Azure Certification: 70-473 Cloud Data Platform Solutions Specialist - Oct 2015 29

Azure Certification: 70-473 Cloud Data Platform Solutions Specialist – Oct 2015

There have been a few Microsoft Azure certifications for awhile now, and on October 27, 2015 Microsoft added another with the Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions (70-473) exam. Passing this exam will earn […]