How to become a Microsoft Certified Azure Solution Architect
What is the Azure Solution Architect Expert certification?
As Azure solutions architects, you will help stakeholders translate business requirements into secure, scalable and reliable solutions. This role-based, expert-level certification will confirm your knowledge of Azure solutions and your expertise in storage, computing, security, and computing.
To attain this certification, you must pass two exams: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies or Microsoft Azure Architect Design.
Who should take the Azure Solutions Architect Expert test?
Candidates for this certification must have extensive experience in all aspects of IT operations. This includes networking, virtualization and identity security. This certification is often associated with the management of how decisions in each area impact an overall solution.
Candidates must be proficient with Azure administration, Azure development, DevOps and have expert-level skills at least in one of these domains.
Microsoft cloud technology professionals who have completed any of these retired certifications are eligible for the Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification.
M: Windows Server 2016
MCSA: Cloud Platform
MCSA: Linux on Azure
MCSA: Windows Server 2012
MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
Microsoft’s shift to role-based certifications saw the MCSA, MCSD, and MCSE certifications retire on January 31, 2021. Microsoft recognizes them on the market, however.
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