Azure/MCSD Certification – Update


On May 28th, Microsoft announced the release of a new certification entitled MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect.

This credential is awarded by passing three Azure Specialist exams, validating competence in the design, development, and administration of solutions powered by Microsoft Azure.

The new certification is earned by passing all three of the following exams:

·         Exam 532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

·         Exam 533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

·         Exam 534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

With a focus on app development and deployment, this credential is classified under the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) suite of certifications and, as such, carries a two-year recertification requirement.

The MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect certification went live on June 1st.   All individuals who have passed the three component exams on or before that date will be awarded this new certification.

For more details on this new credential, please visit the Azure Certification landing page.