As I explained in another post I am taking a career sabbatical so I can master Azure. The first step is to become a Microsoft Specialist: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions Certification by passing exam 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions. In this post I’m going to share the learning techniques I use when gaining expertise in a topic.
If you have never taken a Microsoft exam, be sure to read about the process.
In review of the exam page details you see a key piece of information:
Since the last exam update, Microsoft Azure has had significant technology changes, and we are updating the exam objectives to include them. View the updated preparation guide for exam 70-532. On November 22, 2016, this exam will be republished to reflect these changes.
Some would choose to get certification before the addition of the new content, but I do not certification simply for marketing, rather I want to insure mastery of tools and techniques that will differentiate me in the marketplace. For example Azure Service Manager (ASM) is now Azure Resource Manager (ARM) I plan on taking the test after November 22, 2016.
The exam covers the following details (as of Nov 22,2016):
PaaS will outgrow IaaS and SaaS by 30%, so it is that last area that is of particular interest for me:
Design Azure App Service Web Apps
With a good understanding of the exam process I gathered a list of FREE Azure Tools Books Videos Training.
First course of action was to pass Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions course.