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MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

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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 validates that you have the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data center, with expertise in cloud technologies, identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking.

MCSE Cloud Platform

Key technologies

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Windows Server Virtualization

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

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Certification Exams and prep resources

MCSA Windows Server 2016MCSA: Windows Server 2016
Prove your mastery of the primary set of Windows Server 2016 skills required to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value.
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MCSA Cloud PlatformMCSA: Cloud Platform
Demonstrate your expertise in Microsoft cloud-related technologies to reduce IT costs and deliver more value for the modern business.
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MCSA Linux on Aure

MCSA: Linux on Azure
Demonstrate your ability to design, architect, implement, and maintain complex cloud-enabled Linux® solutions that leverage Microsoft Azure open source capabilities.
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MCSA Windows Server 2012MCSA: Windows Server 2012
Prove your mastery of the primary set of Windows Server 2012 skills required to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value.
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70-532

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.

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Optional training

70-533

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

70-535

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.

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70-473

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.

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Optional training

70-475

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.

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Optional training

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70-744

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 particular server workloads.

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Optional training

70-745

Exam 70-745/Course 20745

Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter

Candidates for this exam are data scientists or analysts who process and analyze 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.

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Optional training

70-413

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.

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Optional training

70-414

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.

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70-537

Exam 70-537/Course 20537

Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack

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