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Microsoft Certification Program is divided into five main categories

  • Server: Windows Server, Exchange Server, Lync (now focused on Office 365 and Skype), SharePoint and Microsoft Azure certifications
  • Desktop: Windows, devices certifications
  • Applications: Office, Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics certifications
  • Database: SQL Server certifications
  • Developer: Visual Studio, SharePoint, Applications and Microsoft Azure certifications

Microsoft Server Certifications

  • The Microsoft Server certification track includes MTA, MCSA and MCSE credentials. Within the MTA Server track,certification- namely, IT Infrastructure. To obtain it, a candidate needs to pass one of five exams, which cover topics that include fundamentals for server administration, networking, security, mobility and devices, and cloud.
  • The MCSA Server trackincludes Windows Server 2016, 2012 and 2008 and Linux on Azure certs. All the Windows Server tracks require three exams each. But only two exams are required for the Linux on Azure certification and the MCSA: Cloud Platform, each of which also serves as a prerequisite for the next item.

Microsoft Database Certifications

Microsoft’s Database certification path includes the MTA, MCSA and MCSE. The MTA Database track requires one exam. There are two certs in the MCSA Database track at the moment – namely, the MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014 and the MCSA: SQL 2016, both of which require three exams.

Certifications within the Microsoft Certification Program include the following credentials

  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Solutions Developer (MCSD)
  • Microsoft Specialist
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

Microsoft Desktop Certifications

The Microsoft Desktop certification path includes Microsoft Specialist, MTA and MCSA certifications. The Microsoft Specialist in Windows 10 requires passing one exam. The MTA Desktop certification path has one cert — IT Infrastructure — just like the MTA Server track mentioned previously. The MTA IT Infrastructure track is earned by passing one of five exams on Windows Server administration, networking, security, mobility and device fundamentals, or cloud.

MCSA Desktop certification includes a single credential for Windows 10 as of Jan. 1, 2017. Earning the MCSA: Windows 10 requires passing two exams.

Microsoft Developer Certifications

The Microsoft Developer certification path includes MTA and MCSD certifications. The MTA Developer certification recognizes individuals who are entry-level software developers. The certification requires candidates to pass one of three exams. Possible topics include software development fundamentals, HTML5 app development fundamentals, and software testing fundamentals.

Microsoft Applications Certifications

Certifications in the Microsoft Applications track vary widely, from proving competency in using a single Office product to managing Office 365 services and user login credentials. This track is also fairly large; it includes an MCSA certification as well as the entire Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), MOS Expert and MOS Master Offerings.

Microsoft Trainer and Educator Certifications

MCT: Microsoft Certified Trainer

Folks who teach others about Microsoft technologies and products should consider (and are often required to have) the Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) certification. The MCT can be obtained by submitting an application to Microsoft that proves that you hold a current Microsoft certification, one year of instruction experience (supporting reference required), plus verifiable instructional skills in the form of an acceptable instructor certification (such as CompTIA CTT+, Microsoft Certified Trainer Instructional Skills Certification (MCT-ISC) or IAMCT Approved Technical Trainer).

MCE: Microsoft Certified Educator

The Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) credential is aimed at educators in academia, such as colleges, universities and training facilities. To become an MCE, you must demonstrate technology literacy through one exam.

The literacy competency is mapped to the UNESCO ITC Competency Framework for Teachers, Technology Literacy and includes education policy, curriculum and assessment, pedagogy, ICT/technology tools, organization and administration, and professional development.

Microsoft Azure

Overview

Microsoft Azure certification will have prerequisite of experience in ASP.NET and C# applications.Azure will provide a opportunity to take an exisiting ASP.NET MVC application  and expand its functionality aspart of moving it to azure.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to

  • Compare the services available in the Azure platform.
  • Configure and deploy web applications.
  • Creating Azure Web Apps from the gallery.
  • Deploying and monitoring Azure Web Apps.
  • Creating and configuring Azure Virtual Machines.
  • Create and manage a storage account.
  • Manage blobs and containers in a storage account.
  • Create, configure and connect to a SQL Databases instance.
  • Identify the implications of importing a SQL standalone database.
  • Manage users, groups and subscriptions in an Azure Active Directory instance.
  • Create a virtual network.
  • Implement a point-to-site network

Target Audience

The candidates targeted by this training have basic experience in implementing and monitoring Microsoft Azure solutions. Candidates are also proficient with the development tools, techniques, and approaches used to build application solutions.

Course Coverage

Modules for Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

     Module 1: Overview of the Microsoft Azure Platform

    Module 2: Building Application Infrastructure in Azure

    Module 3: Hosting Web Applications on the Azure Platform

    Module 4: Storing SQL Data in Azure

    Module 5: Designing Cloud Applications for Resiliency

    Module 6: Storing Tabular Data in Azure

    Module 7: Storing and Consuming Files from Azure Storage

    Module 8: Designing a Communication Strategy by Using Queues and Service Bus

    Module 9: Automating Integration with Azure Resources

    Module 10: Securing Azure Web Applications