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Is 70-583 (Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications) still worth? RRS feed

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  • I saw that 70-583 will be retired in July 2014. In that case, is it still worth to get certified for 70-583. If this is being retired, then does that mean that Microsoft will be coming up with a more relevant/latest certification for azure?
    Sunday, February 9, 2014 4:57 AM

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  • The 70-583 is the "PRO" exam that deals with designing Windows Azure applications, as compared with the "TS" exams that deal with the technology (how to write the code). It was a requirement for the MCPD certification, which is now being retired (and was based on Visual Studio 2010).

    In contrast, the new MCSD certication does not include such a "design" exam. Instead, the new Azure exam is 70-487 "Developing Windows Azure and Web Services", which is mostly about technology although it does cover some design topics. This exam is in the path for obtaining the "MCSD: Web Applications" certification, and it is (currently) based on Visual Studio 2012.

    Sunday, February 9, 2014 7:28 AM
  • Hi,

    As far as i know there are no plans for any additional Azure exams or a direct replacement for 70-583.

    Most resources are for development on Azure as Alberto already explained.

    You can track all MS learning news on http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/, keep looking there to see if new exams or resources are announced for Azure.


    Danny van Dam

    MVP, MCC, MCT

    @dnyvandam

    http://www.dannyvandam.net


    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:34 AM
    Moderator

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  • The 70-583 is the "PRO" exam that deals with designing Windows Azure applications, as compared with the "TS" exams that deal with the technology (how to write the code). It was a requirement for the MCPD certification, which is now being retired (and was based on Visual Studio 2010).

    In contrast, the new MCSD certication does not include such a "design" exam. Instead, the new Azure exam is 70-487 "Developing Windows Azure and Web Services", which is mostly about technology although it does cover some design topics. This exam is in the path for obtaining the "MCSD: Web Applications" certification, and it is (currently) based on Visual Studio 2012.

    Sunday, February 9, 2014 7:28 AM
  • Hi Danny,

    Thanks for your reply. I am more interested in learning the design aspects (how it works) of Azure. Do you know if there will be any certification coming up in this area as a replacement for 70-583?

    Monday, February 10, 2014 4:37 PM
  • Hi,

    As far as i know there are no plans for any additional Azure exams or a direct replacement for 70-583.

    Most resources are for development on Azure as Alberto already explained.

    You can track all MS learning news on http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/, keep looking there to see if new exams or resources are announced for Azure.


    Danny van Dam

    MVP, MCC, MCT

    @dnyvandam

    http://www.dannyvandam.net


    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:34 AM
    Moderator