Microsoft Azure Certification Exams: Role-based Paths

Shailendra Chauhan  Print   5 min read  
28 Nov 2018
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Microsoft announced new roles based Azure certification paths for Administrators, Developers, Solutions Architects and DevOps Engineer who are working with Microsoft Azure Cloud platform. These new certification paths have been introduced based on technical roles and working, rather than covering the broad range of Microsoft Azure features and services to each of them.

At the same time, Microsoft also announced the retirement of the existing Microsoft Azure certification exams on 31 Dec 2018.

Microsoft Role-based Certifications Badges

Microsoft also introduced new certifications badges for your role-based certification achievements. Here are the new pretty cool certifications badges for showing your achievements.

Microsoft Azure Role Based Badges

New Microsoft Azure Role-based Certifications

The new role-based certifications will help you to be aligned with your technical role and skills. Earn a role-based Azure certification and make a bright career in Microsoft Azure as a Developer, Administrator, Solutions Architect or DevOps Engineer.

Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate

An Azure Administrator is responsible to implement and manage the major Azure services including network, security, virtual machine, app services and storage. To earn this certificate, you have to undergo the following certification exam:

  1. Exam AZ-103: Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate

Once you will pass the above certification exam, then you will earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification.

Retired Azure Certifications (AZ-100 and AZ-101)

Initially, Microsoft announced two certification exams (AZ-100 and AZ-101) to earn Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification. But based upon the feedback, Microsoft has retired the exams (AZ-100 and AZ-101) and introduced only one exam (AZ-103) to earn Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification.

We built our course Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate Certification around the exams AZ-103. Our training program will prepare you for earning Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate certificate so that you can prove your expertise to employers and peers, and make a career as an Azure Administrator.

Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate

An Azure Developer is responsible for developing the modern cloud-based applications using the Azure major services like app services, storage, SQL database, and Bot. To earn this certificate, you have to undergo the following certification exam:

  1. Exam AZ-203: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

Once you will pass the above certification exam, then you will earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate certification.

We built our courseMicrosoft Azure Developer Associate Certification around the exam AZ-203. Our training program will prepare you for earning Microsoft Azure Developer Associate certificate so that you can prove your expertise to employers and peers, and make a career as an Azure Developer.

Retired Azure Certifications (AZ-200 and AZ-201)

Initially, Microsoft announced two certification exams (AZ-200 and AZ-201) to earn Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate certification. But based upon the feedback, Microsoft has retired the exams (AZ-200 and AZ-201) and introduced only one exam (AZ-203) to earn Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate certification.

Microsoft Azure Certification Paths

Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

An Azure Solutions Architect must have expertise in azure Mazor services like compute, storage, network, and security. So that he can take the better decision for developing cloud-based applications. To earn this certificate, you have to undergo the following 2 certification exams:

  1. Exam AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies

  2. Exam AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design

Once you will pass the above two certification exams, then you will earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification.

Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert

An Azure DevOps Engineer is responsible to streamline delivery by optimizing the DevOps practices, and better collaboration with the Development team. To earn this certificate, you must know both Azure administration and Azure development areas. Also, you must be an expert in at least one of the area and you have to undergo the following certification exam:

  1. Exam AZ-400: Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions

We built our course Microsoft Azure DevOps Expert Certification around the exam AZ-400. Our training program will prepare you for earning Microsoft Azure DevOps Expert certificate so that you can prove your expertise to employers and peers, and make a career as an Azure DevOps Expert.

Retired Azure Certifications

The current Azure certification exams are going to be retired on December 31, 2018. So, If you are preparing for these exams, then you can give these exams before 31 Dec 2018. After that, you have to undergo the new role-based certification exams.

  1. 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

  2. 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Solutions

  3. 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Retired Azure Certifications Transitions

If you passed the above-mentioned exams, then you have to undergo the transitions exams before June 30, 2019. For moving from the old certification exams to the new role-based certification paths, the following transition exams are available:

  1. 70-533 -> AZ-102: Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Transition

  2. 70-532 -> AZ-202: Microsoft Azure Developer Certification Transition

  3. 70-535 -> AZ-302: Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Certification Transition

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