Microsoft Azure Role-Based Certifications and Trainings 2020: What You Need To Know

Microsoft Azure Job Role-Based Certifications for the Modern IT Professional

  • 12 September 2020
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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.

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Since their initial announcement, Microsoft has added several new Azure role-based certifications with even more coming soon. Here’s what you need to know about these latest Microsoft Azure certifications and the courses aligned with each exam.

Microsoft Azure Certifications – Fundamental level

Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals

The Azure Fundamentals certification path is comprised of one certification exam:

  • AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Once you pass AZ-900 you will earn the Azure Fundamentals certification.

Exam: AZ-900 - Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Exam
Training: AZ-900T00: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (with Labs)

Who is the right candidate for this certification? Candidates with non-technical backgrounds (those involved in selling or purchasing cloud-based solutions and services), and those with a technical background who have a need to validate their foundational-level knowledge.

Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals

The Azure Data Fundamentals certification path is comprised of one certification exam:

  • DP-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Once you pass DP-900 you will earn the Azure Data Fundamentals certification.

Exam: DP-900 - Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals Exam
Training: DP-900T00-A: Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals 

Who is the right candidate for this certification? Candidates for the Azure Data Fundamentals certification should have foundational knowledge of core data concepts and how they are implemented using Microsoft Azure data services.

Microsoft Azure Certifications – Associate level

Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate

The Azure Administrator Associate certification path is comprised of one certification exam:

  • AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator

Once you pass AZ-104 you will earn the Azure Administrator Associate certification.

Exam: AZ-104 - Microsoft Azure Administrator
Training: AZ-104T00: Microsoft Azure Administrator

Who is the right candidate for this certification? Azure Administrators who are responsible for implementing, monitoring, and maintaining Microsoft Azure solutions, including major services related to compute, storage, network, and security.

Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Engineer Associate

The Azure AI Engineer Associate certification path is comprised of one certification exam:

  • AI-100: Microsoft Azure AI Engineer

Once you pass AI-100 you will earn the Azure AI Engineer Associate certification.

Exam: AI-100 - Microsoft Azure AI Engineer
Training: AI-100T01: Designing and Implementing an Azure AI Solution

Who is the right candidate for this certification? Azure Administrators who are responsible for implementing, monitoring, and maintaining Microsoft Azure solutions, including major services related to compute, storage, network, and security.

Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Scientist Associate

The Azure Data Scientist Associate certification path is comprised of one certification exam:

  • DP-100: Microsoft Azure Data Scientist Associate

Once you pass DP-100 you will earn the Azure Data Scientist Associate certification.

Exam: DP-100 - Microsoft Azure Data Scientist Associate
Training: DP-100T01: Designing and Implementing a Data Science Solution on Azure

Who is the right candidate for this certification? Azure Data Scientists apply Azure’s machine learning techniques to train, evaluate, and deploy models that solve business problems.

Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate

The Azure Data Engineer Associate certification path is comprised of two certification exams:

  • DP-200: Implementing an Azure Data Solution
  • DP-201: Designing an Azure Data Solution

Once you pass both DP-200 and DP-201 you will earn the Azure Data Engineer Associate certification.

Exam: DP-200: Implementing an Azure Data Solution Exam
Training: DP-200T01: Implementing an Azure Data Solution

Exam: DP-201: Designing an Azure Data Solution Exam
Training: DP-201T01: Designing an Azure Data Solution

Who is the right candidate for this certification? Azure Data Engineers collaborate with business stakeholders to identify and meet the data requirements to implement data solutions that use Azure data services.

Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate

The Azure Developer Associate certification path is comprised of one certification exam:

  • AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

Once you pass AZ-204 you will earn the Azure Developer Associate certification.

Exam: AZ-204 – Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
Training: AZ-204T00-A: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

Who is the right candidate for this certification? 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

Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate

The Azure Security Engineer Associate certification path is comprised of one certification exam:

  • AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies

Once you pass AZ-500 you will earn the Azure Security Engineer Associate certification.

Exam: AZ-500 – Microsoft Azure Security Technologies
Training: AZ-500T00: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies

Who is the right candidate for this certification? Azure Security Engineers implement security controls and threat protection, manage identity and access, and protect data, applications, and networks in cloud and hybrid environments as part of end-to-end infrastructure.

Microsoft Azure Certifications – Expert level

Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

The Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification path is comprised of two certification exams:

  • AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies (beta)
  • AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design (beta)

Once you pass both AZ-303 and AZ-304 you will earn the Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification.

Exam: AZ-303 - Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies (beta)
Training: AZ-303T00: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies

Exam: AZ-304 - Microsoft Azure Architect Design (beta)
Training: AZ-304T00: Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Design

Who is the right candidate for this certification? This certification measures candidate’s ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: deploy and configure infrastructure; implement workloads and security; create and deploy apps; implement authentication and secure data; develop for the cloud and 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; and design an infrastructure strategy.

Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert

The Azure DevOps Engineer Expert certification path is comprised of one certification exam:

  • AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions

Once you pass AZ-400 you will earn the Azure DevOps Engineer Expert certification.

Exam: AZ-400 – Designing and Implementing Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions
Training: AZ-400: Azure DevOps Engineer  

Who is the right candidate for this certification? Candidates for this certification are DevOps professionals who combine people, processes, and technologies to continuously deliver valuable products and services that meet end user needs and business objectives. They design and implement strategies for application code and infrastructure that allow for continuous integration, testing, delivery, monitoring, and feedback.

Benefits of Earning the Newest Azure Certifications

Microsoft’s role-based Azure certifications were created to better address the job demands of today’s IT and cloud workforce. By earning one or more of these role-based certifications, you’ll attain valuable skills and knowledge that directly benefit your career.

Role-based certifications boost your credibility as a job candidate or working professional. Azure is also the second most popular cloud computing platform, so these skill sets are in high demand.

If you’re looking to move up the corporate ladder within the IT and cloud services field, embarking on an Azure certification path may be right for you.

Whether you want to pursue a certification or enhance your résumé, comprehensive Azure trainings from New Horizons Praha  will give you the skills to become an Azure role-based certified expert. New Horizons offers Azure training for everyone, from novice IT professionals to experienced Azure developers.

Get started today with New Horizons’ Azure Role-Based training courses.

(adapted from the source: www.newhorizons.com)

Ready to accelerate your career with the latest Azure certifications? New Horizons offers comprehensive Azure training courses that will prepare for certification exams. Get started today.

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