Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. It provides both Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.
Microsoft Azure Role-Based Certifications
Microsoft has recently introduced Role-Based certifications for Azure. Role-based certifications are based on specific job roles and the skills required to perform day-to-day activities, rather than just broad coverage of Microsoft product features and services. Click here for more information about the value of role-based training and certification.
This change to role-based training and certification impacts the existing Azure certifications and the expiration dates for current exams. Click here for more information.
Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate
An Azure Administrator is responsible for implementing, monitoring, and maintaining Microsoft Azure solutions, including major services related to compute, storage, network, and security.
Exam: AZ-100 - Infrastructure and Deployment Track
Exam: AZ-101 - Integration and Security Track
Microsoft Azure Developer Associate
Expand your Azure development skills to meet future business needs by becoming certified.
Exam: AZ-203 - Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect
Master the skills needed to design solutions that run on Azure. A Microsoft Azure solution architect must have expertise in compute, network, storage, and security.
Exam: AZ-300 - Solutions Architect Technologies Track
Exam: AZ-301 - Solutions Architect Design Track
Microsoft Azure DevOps Engineer Expert
Azure DevOps professionals combine people, process, and technologies to continuously deliver valuable products and services that meet end user needs and business objectives.
To earn this certification, you must earn either the Azure Administrator Associate or Azure Developer Associate certification and pass the AZ-400 exam.
Exam: AZ-400 - Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions
Additional Microsoft Azure Certifications
Microsoft Azure online training from New Horizons provides both the high-level concepts and hands-on experience you need to master Microsoft’s cloud platform.
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Machine Learning
This certification demonstrates your expertise in operationalizing Microsoft Azure machine learning and Big Data with R Server and SQL R Services.
Earning an MCSA: Machine Learning demonstrates knowledge relevant to Machine Learning, Data Scientists and Data Analysts positions, particularly those who process and analyze large data sets using R and use Azure cloud services to build and deploy intelligent solutions. It is the first step on your path to becoming a Data Management and Analytics Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE). *This certification will be retired on June 30th, 2019.
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Data Engineering with Azure
This certification demonstrates your expertise in engineering data with HD Insight and Cloud Services.
Earning an MCSA: Data Engineering with Azure demonstrates knowledge relevant to the design and building of analytics and operational solutions on Azure as well as the implementation of big data engineering workflows on HDInsight. It is the first step on your path to becoming a Data Management and Analytics Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE). *This certification will be retired on June 30th, 2019.