Microsoft Azure Job Role-Based Certifications for the Modern IT Professional
Microsoft's role-based certification model alters the certification landscape dramatically by moving the focus from the product to the actual tasks that IT professionals perform. Three levels of expertise were identified to further align the role-based certifications: Fundamental, Associate, and Expert.
Microsoft has extended the retirement of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Solutions Developer (MCSD), and Solutions Expert (MCSE) certifications due to the COVID-19. The retirement date for the MCSA, MCSD, and MCSE is extended to January 31th, 2021.
Note that this information has been updated as of March 26, 2020 when Microsoft released information on certification extensions in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Microsoft is updating Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATV) beginning in February 2020
Microsoft is updating Software Assurance Training Vouchers beginning in February 2020 to ensure Software Assurance stays relevant and useful to customers. With this change in direction, some Software Assurance benefits will be retired or changed to eliminate redundancies and better align Software Assurance benefits across Microsoft’s products and services portfolio. The changes made also simplify benefit redemptions and replace outdated implementation mechanisms. While each customer experience is unique, all customers can benefit from the ability to optimize their business performance through Software Assurance.
While there are many platforms and areas of study to consider when pursuing or advancing in a technical career, one name stands out: Microsoft.
Microsoft 365 Job Role-Based Certifications For The Modern It Professional
Microsoft has recently introduced Role-Based certifications for Microsoft 365. 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.