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Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect : The New Age Career Opportunity

In the past few years, Cloud Computing has crawled into our personal as well as professional life to the extent that if we have an online presences, we are using cloud, irrespective of the purpose. It is indeed the most flamboyant technological evolution witnessed in the field of technology. This humongous growth of Cloud Computing is automatically opening the doors for career opportunities for the skilled professionals. Organisations around the world are looking for the certified professionals who can efficiently handle their presence on cloud.

One such profile which is in demand is Microsoft Azure Certified Solutions Architect. This blog will help you understand role of a solution architect and why is the preference being given to Microsoft Azure Certification?

Who is an Azure Solutions Architect?

Microsoft certified Azure Solutions Architect is a professional Cloud Architect certified by Microsoft Azure. As a cloud service provider, Microsoft Azure is growing at a faster pace and establishing its worth among the organisations. MCSD Azure Solutions Architect is the validation of your ability to build innovative solutions across on-premises technologies and in the cloud.

In simple terms, the role of an Azure Certified Solutions Architect can be defined a professional who:

  • is responsible to understand a customer’s needs,
  • finalises customer’s requirements,
  • leads a team of developers, testers, database, and other personnel to build a complete solution,
  • finalises and allocates cloud resources, and testing and deploying solutions on the cloud.
  • attends the end customers, internal decision makers, project owners, and project managers to understand the requirements and define clear detailed functional requirements for the technical teams.
  • is responsible to test the application, to get the customer’s feedback, fix problems, and work with the deployment engineers to get projects up and running.

How to obtain Azure Solutions Architect Certification?

If you are a software architect with good knowledge of Microsoft Azure and has already built, deployed, and managed Azure applications and services, you can obtain MCSD Azure Solutions Architect Certification by getting through the two exams: AZ-300 and AZ-301.

Topics for AZ-300 exam along with their relative importance  includes:

  • Deploy and Configure Infrastructure (25-30%)
  • Implement Workloads and Security (20-25%)
  • Create and Deploy Apps (5-10%)
  • Implement Authentication and Secure Data (5-10%)
  • Develop for the Cloud and for Azure Storage (20-25%)

And the topics included for AZ-301 exam are:

  • Determine Workload Requirements (10-15%)
  • Design for Identity and Security (20-25%)
  • Design a Data Platform Solution (15-20%)
  • Design a Business Continuity Strategy (15-20%)
  • Design for Deployment, Migration, and Integration (10-15%)
  • Design an Infrastructure Strategy (15-20%)

As we can see that the entire curriculum for MCSD Azure Solutions Architect Certification is too wide and covers all the aspects of Azure services, it is not easy to self study for these exams. If you are keen to get through this certification it is suggested to get enrolled to MCSD Azure Solutions Architect Training.

InfosecTrain is one of the best organisation to get trained under the experts of the industry. You will experience a completely new pedagogy of learning the concepts of MCSD Azure Solutions Architect. You can opt for online /individual or group training. They keep publishing their fresh training schedule on the regular basis.

Sweta Choudhary
Writer And Editor
Sweta Choudhary is a writer and editor for last 10 years. After completing her journalism from Delhi, she started her career with ‘The Pioneer’ Newspaper in 2003. She has also worked with other esteemed organisations like hindustantimes.com and Algerian Embassy. She has written various articles on wide range of topics like mainstream news, lifestyle, fashion, travel blogs, book reviews, Management courses, Information Technology, Workplace Organisation Methodologies (5S) and many more. Her work can be read on the websites of multiple organisation, magazines and Quora.