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Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment

Exam AZ-100

This exam is for the Azure Administrator role and the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification. Candidates for this exam are Azure Administrators who manage cloud services that span storage, security, networking, and compute cloud capabilities. Candidates have a deep understanding of each service across the full IT lifecycle, and take requests for infrastructure services, applications, and environments. They make recommendations on services to use for optimal performance and scale, as well as provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources as appropriate. Candidates for this exam should have proficiency in using PowerShell and the Command Line Interface. Candidates should have a basic familiarity or knowledge of Azure Portal, ARM templates, operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, and networking. Exam AZ-100 includes such topics as: Manage Azure subscriptions and resources; implement and manage storage; deploy and manage virtual machines; configure and manage virtual networks; and manage identities.

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Microsoft Azure Integration and Security

Exam AZ-101

This exam is for the Azure Administrator role and the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification. Candidates for this exam are Azure Administrators who manage cloud services that span storage, security, networking, and compute cloud capabilities. Candidates have a deep understanding of each service across the full IT lifecycle, and take requests for infrastructure services, applications, and environments. They make recommendations on services to use for optimal performance and scale, as well as provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources as appropriate. Candidates for this exam should have proficiency in using PowerShell and the Command Line Interface. Candidates should have a basic familiarity or knowledge of Azure Portal, ARM templates, operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, and networking. Exam AZ-101 includes such topics as: Evaluate and perform server migration to Azure; Implement and manage application services; implement advanced virtual networking; and secure identities.

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Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Transition

Exam AZ-102

This exam is for the Azure Administrator role and the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification. This exam is intended only for those candidates who have taken Exam 533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions. If you have not taken Exam 533, you will not earn a certification by taking this exam. Candidates for this exam are Azure Administrators who manage cloud services that span storage, security, networking, and compute cloud capabilities. Candidates have a deep understanding of each service across the full IT lifecycle, and take requests for infrastructure services, applications, and environments. They make recommendations on services to use for optimal performance and scale, as well as provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources as appropriate. Candidates for this exam should have proficiency in using PowerShell and the Command Line Interface. Candidates should have a basic familiarity or knowledge of Azure Portal, ARM templates, operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, and networking. Exam AZ-102 includes such topics as: Evaluate and perform server migration to Azure; implement and manage application services; implement advanced virtual networking; and secure identities.

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Microsoft Azure Developer Core Solutions

Exam AZ-200

Released in beta on September 24, 2018. This exam is for the Azure Developer role and the Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate certification. 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.

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Microsoft Azure Developer Advanced Solutions

Exam AZ-201

Released in beta on September 24, 2018. This exam is for the Azure Developer role and the Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate certification. 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.

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Microsoft Azure Developer Certification Transition

Exam AZ-202

Released in beta on September 24, 2018. This exam is for the Azure Developer role and the Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate certification. This exam is intended only for those candidates who have taken Exam 532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions. If you have not taken Exam 532, you will not earn a certification by taking this exam. This exam is available for a limited time only and is scheduled for retirement on March 31, 2019. 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.

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Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies

Exam AZ-300

Released in beta on September 24, 2018. This exam is for the Azure Architect role and the Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Associate certification. Candidates for this exam are Azure Solution Architects who advise stakeholders and translates business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable solutions. Candidates should have advanced experience and knowledge across various aspects of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data management, budgeting, and governance. This role requires managing how decisions in each area affects an overall solution. Candidates must be proficient in Azure administration, Azure development, and DevOps, and have expert-level skills in at least one of those domains.

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Microsoft Azure Architect Design

Exam AZ-301

Released in beta on September 24, 2018. This exam is for the Azure Architect role and the Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Associate certification. Candidates for this exam are Azure Solution Architects who advise stakeholders and translates business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable solutions. Candidates should have advanced experience and knowledge across various aspects of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data management, budgeting, and governance. This role requires managing how decisions in each area affects an overall solution. Candidates must be proficient in Azure administration, Azure development, and DevOps, and have expert-level skills in at least one of those domains.

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Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Certification Transition

Exam AZ-302

Released in beta on September 24, 2018. This exam is for the Azure Architect role and the Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification. This exam is intended only for those candidates who have taken Exam 535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. If you have not taken Exam 535, you will not earn a certification by taking this exam. This exam is available for a limited time only and is scheduled for retirement on March 31, 2019. Candidates for this exam are Azure Solution Architects who advise stakeholders and translates business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable solutions. Candidates should have advanced experience and knowledge across various aspects of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data management, budgeting, and governance. This role requires managing how decisions in each area affects an overall solution. Candidates must be proficient in Azure administration, Azure development, and DevOps, and have expert-level skills in at least one of those domains.

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Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions

Exam AZ-400

This exam is for the Azure DevOps Engineer role and the Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert certification. Candidates for this exam are DevOps professionals who combine people, process, and technologies to continuously deliver valuable products and services that meet end user needs and business objectives. DevOps professionals streamline delivery by optimizing practices, improving communications and collaboration, and creating automation. They design and implement strategies for application code and infrastructure that allow for continuous integration, continuous testing, continuous delivery, and continuous monitoring and feedback. Candidates must be proficient with Agile practices. They must be familiar with both Azure administration and Azure development and experts in at least one of these areas. Azure DevOps professionals must be able to design and implement DevOps practices for version control, compliance, infrastructure as code, configuration management, build, release, and testing by using Azure technologies.

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Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions

Exam 70-473

This exam is for candidates who are interested in validating their skills in designing and implementing Microsoft data platform solutions. Candidates for this exam will have relevant work experience in on-premises and cloud-based platform solutions.

Exam 70-473 includes such topics as: Designing and implementing database solutions for SQL Server and SQL Database; managing database management systems security; designing for high availability, disaster recovery, and scalability; and monitoring and managing database implementations on Azure.

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Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions

Exam 70-475

This exam is targeted towards data management professionals, data architects, data scientists, and data developers who design big data analytics solutions on Microsoft Azure. Candidates for this exam should have relevant work experience in big data analytics solutions.

Exam 70-475 includes such topics as: Designing big data batch processing and interactive solutions; designing big data real-time processing solutions; and operationalizing end-to-end cloud analytics solutions.

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Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services

Exam 70-487

This exam is intended for developers with a minimum of three to five years of experience developing Web Services, including one or more years developing Web API and Azure solutions.

Exam 70-487 includes such topics as: Accessing data; querying and manipulating data by using Entity Framework; Designing and implementing WCF Services; creating and consuming Web API-based services; and deploying web applications and services.

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Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

Exam 70-532

This exam is for candidates who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure solutions. Candidates should also be proficient with development tools, techniques, and approaches used to build scalable and resilient solutions.

Exam 70-532 includes such topics as: Creating and managing Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines; designing and implementing a storage and data strategy; managing identity, application, and network services; designing and implementing Azure PaaS compute, web and mobile services.

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Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

Exam 70-533

This exam is for candidates who are experienced in implementing an infrastructure solution in Microsoft Azure. Candidates have experience implementing and monitoring cloud and hybrid solutions as well as supporting application lifecycle management.

Exam 70-533 includes such topics as: Designing and implementing Azure App Service apps; creating and managing Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines; designing and implementing a storage strategy; implementing an Azure Active Directory; implementing virtual networks; and designing and deploying ARM templates.

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Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Exam 70-535

This exam replaced 70-534 on November 30, 2017 and is for candidates who are interested in validating their Microsoft Azure solution design skills. Candidates should know the features and capabilities of Azure services to be able to identify tradeoffs and make decisions for designing public and hybrid cloud solutions.

Exam 70-535 includes such topics as: Designing Azure Resource Manager (ARM) networking; securing resources; designing an application storage and data access strategy; designing advanced applications; designing Azure Web and Mobile Apps; and designing a management, monitoring, and business continuity strategy.

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Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack

Exam 70-537

This exam is designed for service administrators and infrastructure administrators who use Microsoft Azure Stack to provide cloud services to their end users or customers from within their own datacenter. Candidates for this exam should have significant experience managing and operating Azure Stack environments. Candidates should have a strong understanding of Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft Azure as well as traditional virtualization, networking, and identity management. Candidates should also understand how Microsoft Azure Stack enables DevOps. Candidates for this exam are expected to validate the ability to plan, deploy, package, update, and maintain the Azure Stack infrastructure. Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to offer hybrid cloud resources and requested services, and to manage IaaS and PaaS.

Exam 70-537 includes such topics as: Deploying and integrating an Azure Stack environment; Configuring PaaS and IaaS for an Azure Stack environment; providing services to and enabling DevOps for Azure Stack tenants; and maintaining and monitoring an Azure Stack environment.

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Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning

Exam 70-774

Candidates for this exam are data scientists or analysts who use Azure cloud services to build and deploy intelligent solutions. Candidates have a good understanding of Azure data services and machine learning and are familiar with common data science processes such as filtering and transforming data sets, model estimation, and model evaluation. Candidates for this exam should have experience publishing effective APIs for knowledge intelligence.

Exam 70-774 includes such topics as: Prepare data for analysis in Azure Machine Learning and export from Azure Machine Learning; develop machine learning models; operationalize and manage Azure Machine Learning services; and use other services for machine learning.

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Perform Data Engineering on Microsoft HD Insight

Exam 70-775

This certification exam is targeted towards data engineers, data architects, data scientists, and data developers who implement big data engineering workflows on HDInsight. Candidates for this exam should have relevant work experience in big data analytics solutions. Candidates should also be familiar with the features and capabilities of batch data processing, real-time processing, and interactive processing. Candidates who take this exam are expected to be able to apply the Microsoft cloud ecosystem to design and implement big data engineering workflows and to use open source technologies for strategic value-add.

Exam 70-775 includes such topics as: Administer and provision HDlnsight clusters; implement big data batch processing solutions; implement big data interactive processing solutions; and implement big data real-time processing solutions.

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Engineering Data with Microsoft Cloud Services

Exam 70-776

This certification exam is intended for candidates who design analytics solutions and build operationalized solutions on Azure. Candidates for this exam have relevant work experience in data engineering issues with Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Data Lake, Azure Data Factory, and Azure Stream Analytics. Candidates are familiar with the features and capabilities of batch data processing, real-time processing, and operationalization technologies. Candidates for this exam can apply the Microsoft cloud ecosystem to designs and can implement big data analytics solutions to meet their project’s needs.

Exam 70-776 includes such topics as: Design and implement complex event processing by using Azure Stream Analytics; design and implement analytics by using Azure Data Lake; design and implement Azure SQL Data Warehouse Solutions; design and implement cloud-based integration by using Azure Data Factory; and manage and maintain Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Data Lake, Azure Data Factory, and Azure Stream Analytics.

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