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A beginners's queries about Microsoft Certifications RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

        I am going to complete my Graduation this year. I want to start my career in Cloud Computing. So, I have a few queries to which I am expecting answers.

    1. Which Microsoft Certification should I do first?

    2. How much time does it take for an individual to be a part of a Cloud Computing organization?

    3. How many certifications should I do in order to become a Cloud Computing employee?

    I would be very much happy if I get answers to these questions. And, thank in advance.

    Sunday, June 7, 2015 3:07 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    1. As you are new in the game, start off with something easy. This will create a solid foundation for you, and build confidence. With regards to Microsoft cloud computing certifications, the best start is probably 98-369: Cloud Fundamentals. This is an Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification. More details here:
    https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-98-369.aspx

    After that you need to choose your path forward as a developer or IT professional (some are both). The MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect is something I'm working on myself:
    https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcsd-azure-architect-certification.aspx

    2. and 3. There is no fixed answer for these questions. Some are hired before graduation, others have to struggle more. Some organizations require certifications, others don't. As a student you're not expected to have a lot of certifications when applying for a job. Focus on learning cloud computing using the countless learning resources available, and get the certifications when you are ready for them. IT organizations will pay for the exams, and some provide bonuses when you pass.

    Hope this helps :)

    Thursday, June 11, 2015 7:07 AM
  • Hi,

    As Kjetil already explained you can go for IT Professional or Developer, try to determine which direction you want to go.

    For Cloud you have Public Cloud (Azure, Amazon, ....) and there is Private Cloud (hosted in private datacenters)

    For Microsoft the public cloud is A zure so focus on that if want to develop knowledge on Public cloud, for Private cloud focus on Windows Server 2012, the System Center suite and WAP (Windows Azure Pack) + IAAS (Infrastructure as a service). The Private cloud part of Microsoft is also know as CloudOS

    For IT Pro have a look at MCSA: Server 2012 first. https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcsa-windows-server-certification.aspx


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    Danny


    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 8:26 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

    1. As you are new in the game, start off with something easy. This will create a solid foundation for you, and build confidence. With regards to Microsoft cloud computing certifications, the best start is probably 98-369: Cloud Fundamentals. This is an Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification. More details here:
    https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-98-369.aspx

    After that you need to choose your path forward as a developer or IT professional (some are both). The MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect is something I'm working on myself:
    https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcsd-azure-architect-certification.aspx

    2. and 3. There is no fixed answer for these questions. Some are hired before graduation, others have to struggle more. Some organizations require certifications, others don't. As a student you're not expected to have a lot of certifications when applying for a job. Focus on learning cloud computing using the countless learning resources available, and get the certifications when you are ready for them. IT organizations will pay for the exams, and some provide bonuses when you pass.

    Hope this helps :)

    Thursday, June 11, 2015 7:07 AM
  • Could you please tell me if I have to learn programming?
    Sunday, June 14, 2015 12:44 PM
  • For the first exam (98-369) you don't. Check out the "Who should take this exam?" section.

    In general, it depends on what you want. There are plenty of job opportunities for both developers and IT professionals in cloud computing.


    Best regards, Kjetil :) Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:30 PM
  • Hi,

    As Kjetil already explained you can go for IT Professional or Developer, try to determine which direction you want to go.

    For Cloud you have Public Cloud (Azure, Amazon, ....) and there is Private Cloud (hosted in private datacenters)

    For Microsoft the public cloud is A zure so focus on that if want to develop knowledge on Public cloud, for Private cloud focus on Windows Server 2012, the System Center suite and WAP (Windows Azure Pack) + IAAS (Infrastructure as a service). The Private cloud part of Microsoft is also know as CloudOS

    For IT Pro have a look at MCSA: Server 2012 first. https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcsa-windows-server-certification.aspx


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    Danny


    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 8:26 AM
    Moderator