Microsoft Azure

MCSA: Linux on Azure

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

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 ability to design, architect, implement, and maintain complex cloud-enabled Linux® solutions that leverage Microsoft Azure open source capabilities. It also validates your Linux system administration skills to show that you are fluent in today’s cloud-native world.

MCSA Linux on Aure

Key technologies

  • Microsoft Azure

What is involved

Earning an MCSA: Linux on Azure is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).


Possess foundational IT skills. If you feel that you do not possess these skills, consider pursuing one or more Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications.


Pass 2 required exams. Be sure to explore the exam prep resources.


Earn your MCSA: Linux on Azure certification.


Earn an MCSE by passing 1 related exam.

Certification Exams and prep resources

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.

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Optional training

Exam LFCS/Course 55187

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator

Linux is the #1 operating system for web servers, cloud computing, smart phones and consumer electronics. Because Linux is growing so quickly, there is a shortage of experienced Linux professionals. According to the 2015 Linux Jobs Report, 97% of hiring managers are looking to add Linux talent this year. There are 50,000+ open job listings requiring Linux on And individuals with Linux skills are being recruited at an unprecedented rate. Demonstrate to employers that you have both the skills and the knowledge to be a top sysadmin with the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator.

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Optional training

Confirm that you passed both exams: contact the Microsoft North American Regional Service Center. Outside of North America, submit an online request.


MCSA Linux on Aure

MCSA: Linux on Azure

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