Microsoft Azure Certifications


Microsoft’s Cloud computing platform. Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud computing services to help your organisation meet its business challenges. Azure gives you have the freedom to build, manage and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your preferred tools and frameworks. There are several Microsoft cloud Certifications and each one has different skills and prerequisites.

MCSE: CLOUD PLATFORM AND INFRASTRUCTURE
This certification validates that you have the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data centre, with expertise in cloud technologies, identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking.

WHAT IS INVOLVED?
Earning an MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification qualifies you for such jobs as cloud administrator, cloud architect, computer support specialist, and information security analyst.
Step 1 – skills
Earn an MCSA certification in Windows Server 2016, Cloud Platform, Linux on Azure, or Windows Server 2012.
Step 2 - exams
Pass 1 required exam. Be sure to explore the exam prep resources.
Step 3 - certification
Earn your MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification.
Step 4 - continuing education
Explore other certifications to broaden and advance skills.

CERTIFICATION EXAMS AND PREP RESOURCES
Step 1: Skills
Earn your MCSA certification.
Step 2: Exams
Pass one of the following exams. Be sure to explore the exam prep resources.

•Exam 70-532/Course 20532
Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
This exam is for candidates who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure solutions. Candidates are also proficient with development tools, techniques, and approaches used to build scalable and resilient solutions.

•Exam 70-533/Course 20533
Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
This exam is for candidates who are experienced in implementing an infrastructure solution in Microsoft Azure. Candidates have experience implementing and monitoring cloud and hybrid solutions as well as supporting application life cycle management.

Exam 70-535/Course 20535
Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
Candidates for this exam define the appropriate cloud native, cloud migration, and hybrid cloud solutions to meet the required functional, operational, and deployment requirements through the solution lifecycle. Candidates should know the features and capabilities of Azure services to be able to identify tradeoffs and make decisions for designing public and hybrid cloud solutions.The candidate should understand DevOps technologies, provisioning Azure resources using ARM templates, and designing highly resilient workloads running on Azure.

•Exam 70-473/Course 40441
Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions
This exam is for candidates who are interested in validating their skills in designing and implementing Microsoft data platform solutions. Candidates for this exam will have relevant work experience in on-premises and cloud-based platform solutions.
Candidates should know the features and capabilities of the Microsoft data platform to be able to identify tradeoffs and to make decisions for designing public and hybrid cloud solutions. Candidates who take this exam are expected to be able to define the appropriate infrastructure and platform solutions to meet the required functional, operational, and deployment requirements through the solution lifecycle.

•Exam 70-475/Course 552241 and 552242
Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions
This certification exam is targeted towards data management professionals, data architects, data scientists, and data developers who design big data analytics solutions on Microsoft Azure. Candidates for this exam will have relevant work experience in big data analytics solutions.

•Exam 70-744/Course 20744
Securing Windows Server 2016
This exam focuses on how to secure Windows Server 2016 environments. It covers methods and technologies for hardening server environments and securing virtual machine infrastructures using Shielded and encryption-supported virtual machines and Guarded Fabric.
In addition, the exam covers the protection of Active Directory and identity infrastructure with the Enhanced Security Administrative Environment (ESAE) Administrative Forest design approach and the management of privileged identities using Just-in-Time (JIT) and Just-Enough-Administration (JEA) approaches, along with Privileged Access Workstations (PAWs) and Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS).
The exam also covers threat detection solutions, such as auditing, implementing Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA), the understanding of Operations Management Suite (OMS) solutions, and workload-specific security including the use of Nano Server for server workloads.

•Exam 70-745/Course 20745
Implementing a Software-Defined Datacentre
Candidates for this exam are data scientists or analysts who process and analyse data sets larger than memory using R. Candidates should have experience with R, familiarity with data structures, familiarity with basic programming concepts (such as control flow and scope), and familiarity with writing and debugging R functions.
Candidates should be familiar with common statistical methods and data analysis best practices. Candidates should also have a high-level understanding of data platforms, such as the Hadoop ecosystem, SQL Server, and core T-SQL capabilities.

•Exam 70-414/Course 20414
Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
This exam is part two of a series of two exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to design, implement, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise scaled, highly virtualized environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to the plan, configure, and manage the Windows Server 2012 services, such as identity and access, high availability, and the server infrastructure. Passing this exam along with the other exam confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for designing, deploying, and maintaining services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

•Exam 70-413/Course 20413
Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
This exam is part one of a series of two exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to design, implement, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise scaled, highly virtualized environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to plan, configure, and implement the Windows Server 2012 services, such as server deployment, server virtualization, and network access and infrastructure. Passing this exam along with the other exam confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for designing, deploying, and maintaining infrastructure services in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

•Exam 70-537/Course 20537
Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack

Step 3: Completion
Complete an MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification by passing the required exams in 
Step 4: Continuing Education
Explore other certifications to broaden and advance skills.

MICROSOFT CERTIFIED AZURE FUNDAMENTALS
Prove that you understand cloud concepts, core Azure Services, Azure pricing and support, and the fundamentals of cloud security, privacy, compliance, and trust.
Required exam: Exam AZ-900

SKILLS MEASURED
•Understand cloud concepts
•Understand core Azure services
•Understand security, privacy, compliance, and trust
•Understand Azure pricing and support

UNDERSTAND CLOUD CONCEPTS
Describe the benefits and considerations of using cloud services
•Understand terms such as High Availability, Scalability, Elasticity, Agility, Fault Tolerance, and Disaster Recovery
•Understand the principles of economies of scale
•Understand the differences between Capital Expenditure (capex) and Operational Expenditure (opex)
•Understand the consumption-based model

Describe the differences between Infrastructure-as-a-Service (iaas), Platform-as-a-Service (paas) and Software-as-a-Service (saas)
•Describe Infrastructure-as-a-Service (iaas)
•Describe Platform-as-a-Service (paas)
•Describe Software-as-a-Service (saas)
•Compare and contrast the three different service types

Describe the differences between Public, Private and Hybrid cloud models
•Describe Public cloud
•Describe Private cloud
•Describe Hybrid cloud
•Compare and contrast the three different cloud models

EXAM AZ-900: MICROSOFT AZURE FUNDAMENTALS
Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Korean
This exam measures your ability to understand the following concepts: cloud concepts; core Azure services; security, privacy, compliance, and trust; and Azure pricing and support. Learn more.
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MICROSOFT CERTIFIED: AZURE DEVELOPER ASSOCIATE
Microsoft Azure Developers design, build, test, and maintain cloud solutions, such as applications and services, partnering with cloud solution architects, cloud DBAs, cloud administrators, and clients to implement these solutions.
Required exams: Exam AZ-203
Optional prerequisite: 1 exam | See details
Prerequisite for: Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert

SKILLS MEASURED
•Develop Azure Infrastructure as a Service compute solutions
•Develop Azure Platform as a Service compute solutions
•Develop for Azure storage
•Implement Azure security
•Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize solutions
•Connect to and consume Azure and third-party services
Develop Azure Infrastructure as a Service compute solutions

IMPLEMENT SOLUTIONS THAT USE VIRTUAL MACHINES (VM)
•Provision VMs
•Create ARM templates
•Configure Azure Disk Encryption for VMs

IMPLEMENT BATCH JOBS BY USING AZURE BATCH SERVICES
•Manage batch jobs by using Batch Service API
•Run a batch job by using Azure CLI, Azure portal, and other tools
•Write code to run an Azure Batch Services batch job

CREATE CONTAINERIZED SOLUTIONS
•Create an Azure Managed Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster
•Create container images for solutions
•Publish an image to the Azure Container Registry
•Run containers by using Azure Container Instance or AKS

EXAM AZ-203: DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS FOR MICROSOFT AZURE
Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Korean
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: develop Azure Platform as a Service compute solutions; develop for Azure storage; implement Azure security; monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize solutions; and connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services

MICROSOFT CERTIFIED AZURE ADMINISTRATOR ASSOCIATE
Azure Administrators implement, monitor, and maintain Microsoft Azure solutions, including major services related to compute, storage, network, and security. Learn more about changes to this certification that took effect on May 1, 2019.
Required exams: Exam AZ-103
Optional prerequisite: 1 exam | See details
Prerequisite for: Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert

SKILLS MEASURED
  • Manage Azure subscriptions and resources
  • Implement and manage storage
  • Deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs)
  • Configure and manage virtual networks
  • Manage identities
MANAGE AZURE SUBSCRIPTIONS AND RESOURCES (15-20%)
Manage Azure subscriptions
•Assign administrator permissions
•Configure cost center quotas and tagging
•Configure Azure subscription policies at Azure subscription level

Analyze resource utilization and consumption
•Configure diagnostic settings on resources
•Create baseline for resources
•Create and test alerts
•Analyze alerts across subscription
•Analyze metrics across subscription
•Create action groups
•Monitor for unused resources
•Monitor spends
•Report on spend
•Utilize Log Search query functions
•View alerts in Log Analytics

Manage resource groups
•Use Azure policies for resource groups
•Configure resource locks
•Configure resource policies
•Identify auditing requirements
•Implement and set tagging on resource groups
•Move resources across resource groups
•Remove resource groups

Managed role-based access control (RBAC)
•Create a custom role
•Configure access to Azure resources by assigning roles
•Configure management access to Azure, troubleshoot RBAC, implement RBAC policies, assign RBAC Roles

OPTIONAL PREREQUISITE
A helpful starting point for individuals just starting in technology or thinking about a career change.
Azure Fundamentals - Prove that you understand cloud concepts, core Azure Services, Azure pricing and support, and the fundamentals of cloud security, privacy, compliance and trust.

EXAM AZ-103: MICROSOFT AZURE ADMINISTRATOR
Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Korean
Starting on May 1, 2019, you only need to pass Exam AZ-103 to earn this certification. This new exam combines the skills covered in AZ-100 and AZ-101 (which retired on May 1, 2019), with the majority of the new exam coming from AZ-100. This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: manage Azure subscriptions and resources; implement and manage storage; deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs); configure and manage virtual networks; and manage identities.

MICROSOFT CERTIFIED AZURE SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT EXPERT
Microsoft Azure Solutions Architects must have expertise in compute, network, storage, and security so that they can design solutions that run on Azure.
Required exams: Exam AZ-300 and Exam AZ-301

SKILLS MEASURED
Deploy and configure infrastructure
•Implement workloads and security
•Create and deploy apps
•Implement authentication and secure data
•Develop for the cloud and for Azure storage
•Determine workload requirements
•Design for identity and security
•Design a data platform solution
•Design a business continuity strategy
•Design for deployment, migration, and integration
•Design an infrastructure strategy

DEPLOY AND CONFIGURE INFRASTRUCTURE
Analyze resource utilization and consumption
•Configure diagnostic settings on resources
•Create baseline for resources
•Create and rest alerts
•Analyze alerts across subscription
•Analyze metrics across subscription
•Create action groups
•Monitor for unused resources
•Monitor spends
•Report on spend
•Utilize log search query functions
•View alerts in azure monitor logs

Create and configure storage accounts
•Configure network access to the storage account
•Create and configure storage account
•Generate shared access signature
•Install and use Azure Storage Explorer
•Manage access keys
•Monitor activity log by using Azure Monitor logs
•Implement Azure storage replication

Create and configure a Virtual Machine (VM) for Windows and Linux
•Configure high availability
•Configure monitoring, networking, storage, and virtual machine size
•Deploy and configure scale sets

Automate deployment of Virtual Machines (VMs)
•Modify Azure Resource Manager template
•Configure location of new VMs
•Configure VHD template
•Deploy from template
•Save a deployment as an Azure Resource Manager template
•Deploy Windows and Linux VMs

Implement solutions that use virtual machines (VM)
•Provision VMs
•Create Azure Resource Manager templates
•Configure Azure Disk Encryption for VMs

Create connectivity between virtual networks
•Create and configure VNET peering
•Create and configure VNET to VNET
•Verify virtual network connectivity
•Create virtual network gateway

Implement and manage virtual networking
•Configure private and public IP addresses, network routes, network interface, subnets, and virtual network

Manage Azure Active Directory (AD)
•Add custom domains
•Configure Azure AD Identity Protection, Azure AD Join, and Enterprise State Roaming
•Configure self-service password reset
•Implement conditional access policies
•Manage multiple directories
•Perform an access review

Implement and manage hybrid identities
•Install and configure Azure AD Connect
•Configure federation and single sign-on
•Manage Azure AD Connect
•Manage password sync and writeback

EXAM AZ-300: MICROSOFT AZURE ARCHITECT TECHNOLOGIES
Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Korean
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: deploy and configure infrastructure; implement workloads and security; create and deploy apps; implement authentication and secure data; and develop for the cloud and Azure storage.

EXAM AZ-301: MICROSOFT AZURE ARCHITECT DESIGN
Exam update: Effective May 22, 2019
Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Korean
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: determine workload requirements; design for identity and security; design a data platform solution; design a business continuity strategy; design for deployment, migration, and integration; and design an infrastructure strategy



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