Last September, at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Microsoft showcased several new role-based certifications. As an early adopter, I naturally was excited to learn about the new certifications and began researching and preparing to take the AZ-100 and AZ-101 certification exams. I have already sat and passed the AZ-100 exam, and I have begun preparing to teach a course to help people earn the new Azure Administrator role. Well, if you haven’t read the new yet, surprise! Microsoft has just released information stating that both of the exams will be retiring as of May 1, 2019. This comes only a few short months after their debut! So, whether or not you have already passed, or started studying and planning to take the exams, take a breath. Let’s discuss what this change means for you.
In October, the ITProTV crew attended Microsoft Ignite where Microsoft unveiled future initiatives, cool new features, and most importantly to us and ITProTV members, new role-based Azure certification paths. If you’re a certified Microsoft professional and you’re starting to sweat a little bit after reading the last sentence, don’t fret. Here’s what’s new.