Microsoft is launching new role-based training and certifications starting with updating the Azure and Office 365 training content and exams. The purpose behind the change is to adopt job-role perspective to meet the skills in demand on the market.
What does role-based certification mean?
In preparation for this major change, Microsoft has conducted detailed market research aiming to fulfill the knowledge gaps which companies experience, identify the in-demand skills on the market and focus on the skills and concepts needed for specific job roles.
So, Microsoft is working towards announcing job role certifications and so far three job roles have been announced: Azure Administrator, Azure Developer, Azure Solutions Architect, and more are expected to be available soon: Azure DevOps Engineer, Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop Administrator and Enterprise Administrator.
How will the transition happen?
To start with, the following exams will be retired by December 31st, 2018:
- 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
- 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
- 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
Тhe transition to the new certification program has been extended to June 30, 2019. So, you can sit for the transition exams at ITCE to acquire the new role-based certifications until then and acquire the new job role-based certification badges.
- AZ-102 Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Transition
- AZ-202 Microsoft Azure Developer Certification Transition
- AZ-302 Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Certification Transition
In an upcoming post, we will tell you more about the new role-based certifications and how the training courses for these exams will change.
So, stay tuned or get in touch with us in case you need a personalized advice for your organization.