This week Microsoft Inspire takes place in Las Vegas, unfortunately I couldn’t make it this year. However, some of my colleagues from itnetX Switzerland and itnetX are there, don’t miss them and visit our booth! During the first day keynote at Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft quickly announced 3 new Azure Certifications for Administrators, Developers and Architects. You can already take the beta exams for the Azure Certified Administrator with more information on the Microsoft Learning Blog.
New Microsoft Azure Certifications
The three new Microsoft Azure Certifications are:
- Microsoft Certified Azure Developer
- Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator
- Microsoft Certified Azure Architect
— Maarten Goet (@maarten_goet) July 16, 2018
Beta Exam for Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator
The beta exams to become a Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator are already online. You will have to options depending if you already have Exam 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions or not.
If you don’t have exam 70-533 already, you will need to take the following to exams:
- AZ-100: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment
- AZ-101: Microsoft Azure Integration and Security
If you already have exam 70-533 you can take the following transition exam:
Remember they are all beta right now, and you will need to wait a couple of months to get the exam results. I just took the exam AZ-102 to transition from Exam 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions to the new Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator. I recommend that you go through the preparation guides for the exam an verify your skills for the thing you don’t have daily experience with. Especially with some pretty new services and features. I think the new exams questions are pretty close and important to the daily tasks of an Azure Administrator and should reflect the skills.
If you want to take the beta exam, you should register fast. Microsoft announced that they only will take a couple of beta exams and then close it until the public exam is available.
Discount Codes for Azure Exams
You can also find some discount codes on the Microsoft Learning Blog, which will give you up to 80% of discount for the 3 new beta exams.
I hope this gives you a quick overview and directs you to the right sites. If you also want to know a little bit more about it, I also recommend that you read the Build Azure blog.
(Image Credit: Maarten Goet)