Microsoft Announces Major Changes in Azure Certification

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Posted by: George Montsalvatge
Published: November 2, 2018


Microsoft has announced a new set of certifications for Azure:


Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate

Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate

Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

In 2015, Microsoft created the 70-532, 70-533, 70-534, and 70-535 exams for different MCSA certifications in Azure. These Azure exams were all over the board and contained objectives for developers, administrators, and architects.

The majority of candidates complained that the exams were too broad and required a wide array of skills that a typical Azure IT professional did not have. For example, a developer may not have had enough administration or architecture experience. Or an administrator may not have enough development or architecture experience. To put it bluntly, the misguided objectives on these exams made the Azure certificate track an utter train wreck.


In response, Microsoft cancelled the 70-534 exam and pulled the plug mercifully on the 70-532, 70-533, and 70-535 as well. With that said, the 70-532, 70-533, and 70-535 exams will not be available after 12/31/2018.






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