Mar 02 2017 07:53 PM
Mar 02 2017 07:53 PM
Hi guys, im new in the comunity (first post) so, sorry if this is not the right area for my question. Im new to Microsoft certifications and im a littlebit lost.
I decided to pursue the MCSE cert in the Cloud/Azure area, first I read online that is about 7 exams for MCSE but looking at the Microsoft Certifications website looks like is only 3-4 exams. Also I read somewhere that in order to get the MCSA I need to have the MTA but now reading at Microsoft certification website looks like not because says "Possess introductory IT skills through existing knowledge or optional MTA Certification" . I been working in the industry for about 10 years and also posses the CompTia A+, Network+ and Security+, so I guess I dont need the MTA?
I also read somewhere that having A+ and Net+ helps with the credits, but help for the credits towards MCSA or MCSE? how that works?
Im trying to define the path of exams/study I have to take and im just trying to avoid lost time or take exams I dont need.
I appreciate your help and clarification, thanks in advance.
Mar 07 2017 11:03 AMSolution
MTA is Optional.
The official requirements for that exam are at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/mcse-cloud-platform-infrastructure.aspx. You need to pass 2 exams.
1st - get an MCSA - there are 4 options for that
2nd - pass any one of the 10 optional exams
You will then have earned the MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.
Expect it to be challenging.
Additional Azure exams are at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/browse-all-certifications.aspx?technology=Microsoft%20Azure
Mar 10 2017 02:37 AM
Jan 26 2018 02:14 PM - edited Jan 26 2018 02:16 PM
Hi Mr. Dean Gross,
I was wondering if I could ask your advice. I'm currently looking for a Microsoft Certification course that would be best suited toward placing me on a path or aligns with SharePoint development and building SPFx App Part (Web Parts) for SPO and Office 365. My manager wants me to get MS Certified while selecting a path that best suits that type of development.
Jan 26 2018 03:52 PM - edited Jan 26 2018 03:54 PM
That sounds like you will want to start with https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/mcsa-web-applications-certification.aspx then move on to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/mcsd-app-builder-certification.aspx. Depending on you level of experience you may actually want to start with https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/mta-summary-certification.aspx
Microsoft has retired their SharePoint specific developer exams.
You will also want to get familiar with the Patterns and Practice guidance (PnP) at https://dev.office.com/patterns-and-practices