MCSA: Cloud Platform Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate
Earn Microsoft Azure certification and build your professional career
This certification retires on December 31, 2018. You will no longer be able to earn this certification after this date. If you earn it prior to that date, it will remain in the Active Certifications section of your transcript after that date.
This certification demonstrates your expertise in Microsoft cloud-related technologies to reduce IT costs and deliver more value for the modern business.
- Microsoft Azure
What is involved
Earning an MCSA: Cloud Platform provides the foundation for a position as a cloud administrator or architect and is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).
STEP 1 - SKILLS
Possess foundational IT skills. If you feel that you do not possess these skills, consider pursuing one or more Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications.
STEP 2 - EXAMS
STEP 3 - CERTIFICATION
STEP 4 - CONTINUING EDUCATION
Certification Exams and prep resources
Exam 70-532/Course 20532
Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: Create and manage Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines (30-35%); design and implement a storage and data strategy (25-30%); manage identity, application, and network services (15-20%); and design and implement Azure PaaS compute and web and mobile services (25-30%).
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 lifecycle management.
Exam 70-535/Course 20535
Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
The candidate should understand DevOps technologies, provisioning Azure resources using ARM templates, and designing highly resilient workloads running on Azure.
MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
Validates skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data center, with expertise in cloud technologies, identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking.
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