5 Azure Certification Learning Paths You Should Know About




By the end of this decade, there will be over one million jobs available in IT. To capitalize on this opportunity, you need to have the relevant skill set and the certifications to boot. In this blog post, we will talk about Microsoft Azure certifications and the learning paths you can take to achieve them.

Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing initiative that took over the world by storm. You may not know this but Azure covers more regions in the world than any other cloud provider ever has. Thousands of businesses are migrating to Azure, and for that, they need experts that have MS Azure certifications. There are multiple ways of going preparing for and acquiring an Azure certification, here is a look at the five paths you can take to achieve this goal.

1. Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

If you want to learn all the basics of cloud computing and how you can use Microsoft Azure, then Microsoft Azure Fundamentals is the right course for you. In this course, you will learn about Azure Subscription, Azure infrastructure, and cloud computing. You will learn to deal with SQL databases, create virtual machines, and build web apps. It has been especially designed for database administrators, system administrators, and developers.

If you want to get an MCSA Cloud Platform certification, it is recommended that you take this path first.  Microsoft Azure Fundamentals doesn’t have an exam yet, but you need to do this course first if you want to do Implementing Microsoft Azure Solutions and Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions.

2. Microsoft Azure Developer

The Microsoft Azure Developer learning path will help you acquire an in-depth knowledge of Azure that will help you out as a developer. In order to get this certification, you need to pass MS-40365, MCSA Web Applications Certification Path, and Azure Fundamentals Learning Path.

If you are a database administrator, developer, or a system administrator, the Microsoft Azure Developer learning path will help you acquire additional skills that will help you perform better at your job. It will also equip you with the skills needed to plan and deploy a multi-cloud strategy.

3. Microsoft Azure Data Professionals

The Microsoft Azure Data Professionals is an ideal learning path for people who know data analysis and database development but want to learn more about the Azure platform. This learning path will help you pivot into a career in data science. This learning path will help you learn to analyze data using Hive, SQL, and Phoenix, learn about SQL data warehouse, develop solutions with the help of Apache Storm, learn about Azure tools and services, learn how to use Azure SQL data warehouse, Azure data factory, Azure Data Lake Analytics, and Azure Stream Analytics amongst other things.

4. Microsoft Azure Security Compliance

Microsoft Azure Security Compliance is suitable for IT professionals that know Windows server environment and identity authentication. It is great for professionals who want to learn about identity services as well as cloud services. You will learn about the differences between Azure AD and AD DA, how to configure multifactor authentication, how to create Azure Active Directory (AD), how to implement directory synchronization, Azure RMS, and Azure Key Vault. In addition to this, you will also learn about security and privacy of Microsoft Azure.

5. Microsoft Azure System Administrator

Microsoft’s Azure System Administrator has been designed for IT professionals that want detailed knowledge about the Windows Server 2016, Azure administration and management. You will learn about the following:

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • SQL Database
  • App Services in Azure
  • Container Services in Azure
  • AWS and Microsoft Azure
  • How to design cross premise applications
  • Disaster recovery in Azure and more

Please feel free to contact us for more information on these Azure certification learning paths.

About The Author
Muzzammil
Product Manager at QuickStart

Muzzammil Hanif

With over 8 years of experience in the IT industry, Muzzammil is a tried and tested expert at product management. He has a special interest in InfoSec related certifications and courses, and has his finger on the pulse of the latest developments in the cyber security industry. When he is not working, he likes to watch movies and spend time with his family.