Why get certified as an Azure Administrator Associate?
Becoming a Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate validates the skills necessary to be successful in the role of Azure cloud administrator. With the retirement of the MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification, the Azure Administrator Associate is one of three role-based certifications taking its place. Azure Developer Associate and Azure Solutions Architect Expert are the other two. The retiring MCSE certification is valid and will remain on your transcript for one year past the Dec. 31, 2018 expiration date, at which point you will need to update to one of the new role-based certifications.
In nearly every aspect of IT, cloud plays a role. Most organizations have some dependency on a cloud platform and many of these companies use Microsoft Azure as a part of their cloud infrastructure (private, public or hybrid) to host their services as part of an efficient, globally-distributed, highly-scalable architecture.
To remain competitive in IT, cloud almost certainly needs to be part of your skillset. The Azure Administrator Associate certification is intended for individuals looking to enhance their current career or are looking to get into a new role as an Azure cloud administrator. This guide will provide background, logistics and essential tips for the Azure Administrator Associate certification exam.
What is the Azure Administrator Associate certification?
Azure administrators manage cloud services that span storage, security, networking, and compute cloud capabilities. The Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate certification is role-based and validates a professional’s ability to implement, monitor and maintain Microsoft Azure solutions, including major services related to compute, storage, network, and security.
One exam is required to attain this certification: Microsoft Azure Administrator.