Exam AZ-203: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

A NEW VERSION OF THIS EXAM, AZ-204, WILL BE AVAILABLE ON FEBRUARY 24. You will be able to take this exam until it retires on May 31, 2020. Please download the skills measured document below to see what will be changing.

Candidates for this exam are Azure Developers who design and build cloud solutions such as applications and services. They participate in all phases of development, from solution design, to development and deployment, to testing and maintenance. They partner with cloud solution architects, cloud DBAs, cloud administrators, and clients to implement the solution.

Candidates should be proficient in developing apps and services by using Azure tools and technologies, including storage, security, compute, and communications.

Candidates must have at least one year of experience developing scalable solutions through all phases of software development and be skilled in at least one cloud-supported programming language.

Part of the requirements for: Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate

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  • AZ-203: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

    Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Korean

    Retirement date: none

    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: develop Azure Infrastructure as a Service compute solution; develop Azure Platform as a Service compute solution; develop for Azure storage; implement Azure security; monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize solutions; and connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services.

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Skills measured

  • A NEW VERSION OF THIS EXAM, AZ-204, WILL BE AVAILABLE ON FEBRUARY 24. You will be able to take this exam until it retires on May 31, 2020. Please download the skills measured document below to see what will be changing.
  • NOTE: The bullets that appear below each of the skills measured in the document below are intended to illustrate how we are assessing that skill. This list is not definitive or exhaustive.
  • Develop Azure Infrastructure as a Service compute solution (10-15%)
  • Develop Azure Platform as a Service compute solution (20-25%)
  • Develop for Azure storage (15-20%)
  • Implement Azure security (10-15%)
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize solutions (10-15%)
  • Connect to and consume Azure and third-party services (20-25%)

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  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate

    Microsoft Azure Developers design, build, test, and maintain cloud solutions, such as applications and services, partnering with cloud solution architects, cloud DBAs, cloud administrators, and clients to implement these solutions.

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