MCSE

Windows Server and SQL Server Certifications are Gone

Windows Server and SQL Server Certifications are Gone

Embedded within Microsoft's announcement of retiring ALL of the MCSE, MCSD, and MCSA certifications (and their associated exams) is the fact that certifications for Windows Server and SQL Server products are gone. As the older technology-based certifications are being...

Tips for Preparing for Microsoft Certification Exams

Tips for Preparing for Microsoft Certification Exams

To pass a certification exam and earn a Microsoft certification requires being prepared and knowing the content being tested. This can come from experience using the technologies, however, this doesn’t get you 100% of the way to passing through experience alone. Often...

Windows Server and SQL Server Certifications are Gone

Microsoft Exams Scheduled to Retire in Early 2019

There's so much talk about what certification to get, what exam to pass, what are the requirements, and how to get certified. However, the opposite side of the coin is the older certifications and exam that go away over time. When technologies become obsolete,...

What are the Microsoft Certified Expert Certifications?

What are the Microsoft Certified Expert Certifications?

Recently, Microsoft announced and started releasing all new certification exams that are more job role focused. This new set of certification paths are being made in response to the feedback that Microsoft customers have expressed over the previous certification path....

Windows Server and SQL Server Certifications are Gone

Microsoft Exams Scheduled to Retire in Late 2018

There's so much talk about what certification to get, what exam to pass, what are the requirements, and how to get certified. However, the opposite side of the coin is the older certifications and exam that go away over time. When technologies become obsolete,...

New Microsoft Azure Certification Paths Coming in 2018

New Microsoft Azure Certification Paths Coming in 2018

Microsoft announced, at Inspire 2018, some additions and changes to the Microsoft Certifications surrounding the Microsoft Azure cloud that are starting to be released, and will be expanded upon in the near future around the timing of the Microsoft Ignite 2018...

Do Microsoft Certifications Expire?

Do Microsoft Certifications Expire?

In the process of consulting and training many people in the efforts of studying for various Microsoft certifications, in particular Azure certification, I do receive a lot of various questions. On of the questions I've seen a lot is in the area around Exam or...

Do Microsoft Certifications Expire?

MCSA: Cloud Platform Certification

Among the many Microsoft Certification changes and updates announced around the Microsoft Ignite 2016 conference recently is the addition of the brand new MCSA: Cloud Platform certification. There are a total of 5 Microsoft Azure specific exam, and this new MCSA...

Featured Articles

Docker development VM in Azure

Docker development VM in Azure

Ever wish you had a Docker dev workstation in Azure? About two months ago, we introduced the Azure Kung Fu VM, and judging by the views of that article many of you gave it a try. Today, I wanted to share a different version of that VM running Docker Desktop. You can...

Saving Money with Azure Dev/Test Subscriptions

Saving Money with Azure Dev/Test Subscriptions

Did you know that you can have significant savings on Dev/Test environments in Azure? I'm working with the Azure Dev/Test team on a project right now, and I didn't realize exactly how much you can save. They have an offer for Dev/Test where you only pay for the price...

Certification

Windows Server and SQL Server Certifications are Gone

Windows Server and SQL Server Certifications are Gone

Embedded within Microsoft's announcement of retiring ALL of the MCSE, MCSD, and MCSA certifications (and their associated exams) is the fact that certifications for Windows Server and SQL Server products are gone. As the older technology-based certifications are being...

Internet of Things

Azure + AI Conference – Apr 2020 in Orlando, FL – Chris Pietschmann Speaking on Azure IoT

Azure + AI Conference – Apr 2020 in Orlando, FL – Chris Pietschmann Speaking on Azure IoT

This year at the Microsoft Azure + AI Conference co-produced by Microsoft and DEVintersection, Chris Pietschmann (the founder of BuildAzure.com) will be presenting. The topics of his sessions at the conference will center around Microsoft Azure and the Internet of Things (IoT) with topics including Azure Sphere and Real-time IoT Stream Processing in Azure.

This edition of the Azure + AI Conference is being held November 18th through 21st, 2019 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also, in partnerships with the Azure + AI conference,  we are pleased to announce that you can register for the conference with the discount code “BUILDAZURE” to receive a $50 discount.

Top 5 IoT Messaging Protocols

Top 5 IoT Messaging Protocols

Internet of Things (IoT) solutions employ some kind of messaging protocol for each individual IoT device to communicate in the system. These messaging protocols are used to transmit device telemetry (or messages) from the IoT devices to the IoT Messaging Hub (or...

Azure CLI: Manage Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service (DPS)

PowerShell: Create Azure IoT Hub

It's simple to provision an Azure IoT Hub service instance using the Azure Portal. However, there are time when you need a more DevOps style approach by scripting it. The Azure Powershell Az.IotHub module can be used to manage commands for managing Azure IoT Hub...

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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