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Book Launch: Ultimate Guide to Microsoft Certification

Book Launch: Ultimate Guide to Microsoft Certification

The 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.

Free eBook: Python Data Science Handbook

Free eBook: Python Data Science Handbook

The book "Python Data Science Handbook: Essential Tools for Working with Data" published by O'Reilly and written by Jake VanderPlas is available for purchase in print, as well as being offered completely Free as an online eBook. Here's the book description from the...

Open Source Book: Programming the Blockchain in C#

Open Source Book: Programming the Blockchain in C#

Blockchain is a really interesting technology, but it's mostly remained very difficult to implement. The "Programming the Blockchain in C#" free eBook is an attempt to make Blockchain development more approachable. And, it showcases using the C# programming language...

Book: Mastering Blockchain from Imran Bashir

Book: Mastering Blockchain from Imran Bashir

Blockchain is a revolutionary, yet complex technology to understand. There's tons of information online about both Bitcoin and Blockchain, as well as related technologies like Cryptography and others. However, often times there's no really good substitute for sitting...

Searchable Azure Book Catalog from Build Azure

Searchable Azure Book Catalog from Build Azure

It's generally difficult to find a good book on cloud and Microsoft Azure related material to help learn from. This can be extremely frustrating when you're new to a technology and are looking for a concise source to get up to speed, and good books are the perfect...

Free eBook: Data Science with Microsoft SQL Server 2016

Free eBook: Data Science with Microsoft SQL Server 2016

It's a new world of Big Data and Data Science. SQL Server 2016 was built for this brand new world to help businesses get ahead. This free ebook helps you learn to install, configure, and use Microsoft SQL Server R Services in data science projects. R has become one of...

Free eBook: Data Science with Microsoft SQL Server 2016

Free eBook: Introducing Microsoft Power BI

Want to get started with Power BI, but don't know where to start? The "Introducing Microsoft Power BI" free eBook from Microsoft Press may be the guide you've been looking for. This book was written by Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo. It covers the basics of Power BI...

Featured Articles

Chris Pietschmann Awarded 2020 Microsoft MVP in Azure

Chris Pietschmann Awarded 2020 Microsoft MVP in Azure

Today, I've received notification that I have been awarded Microsoft MVP for the 2020 - 2021 award year for my community contributions in the Microsoft Azure expertise category. Much of this is due to all that I've been doing here on Build5Nines.com thanks to all of...

Latest Cloud News: Azure Certs, GitHub Outage, Microsoft Closing Retail, and more! (Jun 30, 2020- Build5Nines Weekly)

Latest Cloud News: Azure Certs, GitHub Outage, Microsoft Closing Retail, and more! (Jun 30, 2020- Build5Nines Weekly)

Build5Nines Weekly provides your go-to source to keep up-to-date on all the latest Microsoft Azure news and updates. Included within Build5Nines Weekly newsletter are blog articles, podcasts, videos, and more from Microsoft and the greater community over the past week. Be sure to subscribe to Build5Nines Weekly to get the newsletter in your email every week and never miss a thing!

Sysinternals ProcDump for Linux

Sysinternals ProcDump for Linux

Sysinternals are very widely used tools from Microsoft in the Windows world, and now the ProcDump utility has been ported over to Linux as an Open Source project from Microsoft. ProcDump is a command-line (CLI) utility for monitoring an application for CPU spikes and...

Install Azure CLI on Windows with Winget

Install Azure CLI on Windows with Winget

The Azure CLI is the command-line tool for working with Microsoft Azure resources, and grants you access to the CLI through both the Windows Command Prompt (CMD) or PowerShell command-line. You could download and install the Azure CLI using an MSI installer, but if...

Certification

CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Certification Exam

CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Certification Exam

In the modern world of IT, Linux has been growing in popularity and use. This is especially something we are seeing in the cloud, where even Microsoft has admitted that there are more Linux server running in Microsoft Azure than Window servers. You could even...

AZ-900 Exam: Azure IoT Product Overview from Tim Warner

AZ-900 Exam: Azure IoT Product Overview from Tim Warner

For some time now, Tim Warner, a fellow Microsoft MVP, has been posting short videos that methodically go over all the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals certification exam objectives and skill areas. This is a pretty great free series of training/study content geared towards...

Microsoft MCSA / MCSE Certifications Get Extended

Microsoft MCSA / MCSE Certifications Get Extended

In a response to the quarantine and lockdown restrictions due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Microsoft has announced they are delaying retiring the MCSA, MCSE, and MCSD certifications and exams. These certifications are now going to be retired January 31,...

Internet of Things

Raspberry Pi 4 Available in 2, 4, and 8 GB Options

Raspberry Pi 4 Available in 2, 4, and 8 GB Options

The Raspberry Pi is a popular single board computer with many different uses from Internet of Things (IoT) to learning about computer science and many other uses in between. Since the original release in 2012, the Raspberry Pi has had many updates over the years with...

Top 11 Azure IoT Announcements from Build 2020

Top 11 Azure IoT Announcements from Build 2020

Microsoft made a ton of announcements at and around the Microsoft Build 2020 conference. Included in all the announcements was a tone of news surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) space and what innovations Microsoft is bringing to Microsoft Azure and Windows for...

Azure Announcements from Microsoft Build 2020

Azure Announcements from Microsoft Build 2020

Microsoft made a lot of announcements with their Microsoft Build 2020 event that kicked off today. The event included TONS of updates and announcements across the entire stack of Microsoft products with a centered focus towards a Developer audience; since #MSBuild is...

Get Certified!

The Ultimate Guide to Microsoft Certification

Advance your career through cloud certification

This book will guide you through choosing which certification path(s) to follow you’re your unique career goals and technical background. It’ll also explore all the different certifications Microsoft offers, as well as many of your questions, like:  

  • Which certification is right for me?
  • How much does it cost to get certified?
  • What are the exams like?
  • How do I get started?
  • How do I study?

Microsoft and cloud 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.

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