Book Launch: Ultimate Guide to Microsoft Certification 1The Ultimate Guide to Microsoft Certification is your guide and introduction to growing your career through Microsoft certification! It’s difficult to decide which certification path to follow, and which suites you best based on your experience and current job role. This book was written as a guide to help you decide which certification(s) to pursue, and it lays out other important information about the Microsoft certification process.
Learn how you can advance your career through cloud certification! Certification helps you keep up-to-date on the latest technologies in a structured, easy to follow path, that is also verifiable by your peers and future career opportunities.
This book answers the following questions and more!
  • Which Microsoft certification is right for me?
  • What are the Microsoft role-based certifications?
  • What’s the structure of Microsoft exams?
  • Do Microsoft certifications expire?
  • What happens if I fail the exam? Can I retake it?
  • Where do I get started on my personal Microsoft certification journey?
The book also includes a list of the various Microsoft role-based and technology-based certifications available, along with their high level objective areas so you can better decide which certification is best for you.
Click here for more information about The Ultimate Guide to Microsoft Certification.
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Sample Excerpt: Choosing a Certification

Once you’ve decided that you want to pursue the benefits a certification will offer you, it’s time to decide which certification to pursue. Choosing which Microsoft Certification that’s best for you to pursue can seem like a difficult task. However, this is not as difficult as it might seem. The new job-role orientation of the new certification paths make choosing the best certification path easier. It can be as easy as picking the job-role that best suits your expertise and experience, then following the certification path for that role.
The new job-role orientation of the new certification paths make choosing the best certification path easier.
It’s worth noting that there are still certifications and exams available in technology focused paths. Examples of these are the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certifications for Windows Server 2016, SQL Server 2016, or any of the other paths available. These are still valid certification paths to choose from if they offer a benefit to your career and job duties. Let’s look at a few different angles to why you would choose a certification path. Determining which of these questions best fits your goals will help you choose the certification that best fits.

Certification Path Assessment

Before deciding which certification path to follow, it’s important to understand the answers to a few key questions. These questions will help you better understand the “What?” and “Why?” of your own certification needs. Knowing these answers will give you much better insights to finding the correct certification path going forward. In this section, we’ll walk through each of the following questions to help you assess which Microsoft certification path is appropriate for your career:
  • What are your current job duties?
  • What future job role do you desire?
  • What technology do you wish to learn?
Purchase The Ultimate Guide to Microsoft Certification for more helpful information on choosing the certification path that best suits your career and goals!

About the Author

Chris PietschmannChris Pietschmann is an industry recognized expert who is a multiple recipient of the Microsoft MVP award for his expertise and community involvement relating to Microsoft Azure and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Chris is the founder of https://build5nines.com, one of the top Microsoft Azure focused websites on the Internet. He is a software development consultant and trainer focusing on all things related to the Microsoft Azure cloud with specialization in DevOps and IoT development. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) with experience training enterprises of all sizes (including Fortune 100) in Microsoft Azure cloud adoption and integration, and Microsoft certification preparation.
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Chris Pietschmann is a Microsoft MVP, HashiCorp Ambassador, and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) with 20+ years of experience designing and building Cloud & Enterprise systems. He has worked with companies of all sizes from startups to large enterprises. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.
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