Last week Microsoft announced a new certification: Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator. There are two exams in beta you’ll need to take to obtain this certification:
- AZ-100 Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment
- AZ-101 Microsoft Azure Integration and Security
You must take both exams to obtain this certification. The cert and exams are designed to eventually take the place of the 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions exam.
The new certification and exams are supposed to be more real-world and cover topics you’re more likely to use on the job. I recently started studying for 70-533 so I’ll start shifting my focus to the topics covered in AZ-100 so I can take it once it’s available in a few months.
One last thing. If you have already taken 70-533, there’s a new transition exam to get you the Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator certification: