The more you understand how to apply cloud computing skills, the more opportunities may open for you, including career paths, jobs, and more. According to IDC, by 2021 38 percent of IT positions will be cloud related, so there's no better time to learn cloud skills. Once you do, certification is the industry-recognised way to validate your Microsoft Azure expertise and there are options for everyone, no matter where you are in your career journey.
Role-based Azure learning paths
If you're an IT professional or a developer, you can start building practical job skills you can use right away with role-based learning paths. They include free self-paced courses provided in partnership with Pluralsight. These paths allow you to learn at your own speed, in a style that works for you. They include hands-on labs, virtual instructor–led labs, and assessments to test your skill level. Upon completion of those assessments, you receive a digital badge that showcases your achievement.
Advanced skills training with a community to support you
You can continue your learning journey or advance your existing skills by learning from industry experts and gaining a formal qualification. Microsoft Next Up Exam Camps use a variety of modalities, so you can study at a time and place that best fits in with you. This helps you build your skills and gain the expertise you need to achieve certification and advance your career. When you certify your skills by taking exams, you earn validation recognised across the industry.
Azure skills certification options for everyone
Show off your hard work and expertise by validating your Azure skills with industry-recognised certification. There is a solid portfolio of Azure exams, and between now and March 30, 2018, you can take them for a reduced cost. Kick-start your career by learning—and proving—new cloud skills.
Find the certification that's right for you, start learning, and earn the certification that will open doors for your career!