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  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I have 6+ years of experience in .NET Programming. Now, I want to lead my career with MS Azure. How can I start my career with Azure? I am really passionate to work with Azure. Please help.

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017 1:54 PM

Answers

  • You should start by looking at open positions and checking your skills against the skills that many employers are looking for and then start working on them to make sure you have those desirable skills for the position.  If you don't have much experience with Azure, certifications are a great place to start. MCSA: Cloud Platform would probably be your best bet for certification. After you have a good base built to show that you can work with it, start applying for positions.

    • Marked as answer by AnilKYadav Friday, August 11, 2017 6:16 AM
    Tuesday, August 1, 2017 2:46 PM
  • Typically you should have some sort of experience with the product because they tend to ask questions that aren't always covered in books and courses sometimes only cover a small amount on certain topics.  I would suggest you use a variety of preparation methods to help cover areas. Azure offers "free" trial, $200 free credit.  So you can do a little bit on your own.  There are a couple restrictions on the trial but most things are available.  I would recommend some sort of training, the online ones can be especially helpful.  CBT Nuggets has some great training, it is however a monthly subscription.  udemy has numerous courses which you can purchase and then you keep access to them.  

    Azure Free Trial

    https://www.cbtnuggets.com/

    https://www.udemy.com/

    https://mva.microsoft.com/

    • Marked as answer by AnilKYadav Friday, August 11, 2017 6:16 AM
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 1:38 PM

All replies

  • You should start by looking at open positions and checking your skills against the skills that many employers are looking for and then start working on them to make sure you have those desirable skills for the position.  If you don't have much experience with Azure, certifications are a great place to start. MCSA: Cloud Platform would probably be your best bet for certification. After you have a good base built to show that you can work with it, start applying for positions.

    • Marked as answer by AnilKYadav Friday, August 11, 2017 6:16 AM
    Tuesday, August 1, 2017 2:46 PM
  • For the certification, is our own preparation enough to crack? or is any external training required? If it is enough to learn MS Azure using online content, could you please provide me the useful resources which will be helpful for me.
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:47 AM
  • Typically you should have some sort of experience with the product because they tend to ask questions that aren't always covered in books and courses sometimes only cover a small amount on certain topics.  I would suggest you use a variety of preparation methods to help cover areas. Azure offers "free" trial, $200 free credit.  So you can do a little bit on your own.  There are a couple restrictions on the trial but most things are available.  I would recommend some sort of training, the online ones can be especially helpful.  CBT Nuggets has some great training, it is however a monthly subscription.  udemy has numerous courses which you can purchase and then you keep access to them.  

    Azure Free Trial

    https://www.cbtnuggets.com/

    https://www.udemy.com/

    https://mva.microsoft.com/

    • Marked as answer by AnilKYadav Friday, August 11, 2017 6:16 AM
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 1:38 PM
  • Thank you for the information!!!
    Friday, August 11, 2017 6:16 AM
  • It seems, I can start with 70-532, then 70-533 to get MCSA: Cloud Platform. But I am not understanding the importance of 70-534 exam. If 70-534 covers 70-532, 70-533, can not I go through it directly?

    Based on your suggestions, https://www.udemy.com appears cool for me. Also they have courses specifically targeting a particular certification.

    Friday, August 11, 2017 12:08 PM
  • You'll need to take 2 exams from that certification list to get the MCSA.  If you only take 1 exam, you'll earn MCP.  They don't really matter which order so long as you do any 2 from the list you will get the certification.  

    For your MCSE, the next step up you'll have to pass 1 additional exam, which includes all of those 3 exams that you listed.  So if you can manage to pass all 3 you'll get the the most out of it.

    I'm sure the exams are going to have some overlap but likely they'll be focusing a bit more on specific things within those topics outlined in their section.

    Friday, August 11, 2017 3:45 PM