Great news for Azure AI engineers: Exam AI-102 (beta) is here
Published Feb 25 2021 08:25 AM 18K Views

In a blog post earlier this year, I talked about how we’re taking Azure certifications for data and AI to the next level. As part of that process, we’ve got great news for AI engineers. Exam AI-102: Designing and Implementing a Microsoft Azure AI Solution (beta) is here! It replaces Exam AI-100 (retiring on June 30, 2021). Exam AI-102 (beta) is the only exam required to earn an Azure AI Engineer Associate certification.


Decide whether this the right certification for you

As an Azure AI engineer, you build, manage, and deploy AI solutions that leverage Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Cognitive Search, and Microsoft Bot Framework. And you participate in all phases of AI solutions development—from requirements definition and design to development, deployment, maintenance, performance tuning, and monitoring.


Your colleagues include solution architects, and you use your skills to translate their vision. You also work with data scientists, data engineers, IoT specialists, and AI developers to build complete end-to-end AI solutions. You’re proficient in C#, Python, or JavaScript. Plus, you can use REST-based APIs and SDKs to build computer vision, natural language processing, knowledge mining, and conversational AI solutions on Azure?


Does this describe your workday? If so, this certification—and the new beta exam—is for you!


Prove your skills now

Take advantage of the limited-time discounted beta exam offer. The first 300 people who take Exam AI-102 (beta) on or before March 24, 2021, can get 80 percent off market price!


To receive the discount, when you register for the exam and are prompted for payment, use code AI-102WINDSOR. This is not a private access code. The seats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. As noted, you must take the exam on or before March 24, 2021. Please note that this beta exam is not available in Turkey, Pakistan, India, or China.


Get ready to take Exam AI-102 (beta):


Do you have questions? I’ve got answers

What will happen to Exam AI-100? This exam retires on June 30, 2021. If you’ve already started preparing, you still have time to take it before that date.

If you’re just beginning your exam prep, consider taking the new Exam AI-102 (beta) instead. To compare versions, check out the skills outlines.


I already earned my Azure AI Engineer Associate certification. Can I renew it by passing the new Exam AI-102 (beta)? No. Starting in March 2021, to renew your certification, you need to pass a renewal assessment on Microsoft Learn. For more information, see Stay current with in-demand skills through free certification renewals and our FAQs, Renew your Microsoft Certification.


Can I take this exam online? Yes. Online delivered exams—taken from your home or office—can be less hassle, less stress, and even less worry than traveling to a test center—especially if you’re adequately prepared for what to expect. To find out more, check out my blog post Online proctored exams: What to expect and how to prepare.


When will I get my exam results? The rescore process starts on the day an exam goes live, and final scores for beta exams are released approximately 10 days after that. For details on the timing of beta exam rescoring and results, read my post, Creating high-quality exams: The path from beta to live. For more information, follow me on Twitter (@libertymunson).


Ready to get started?

Remember, the number of spots is limited to the first 300 candidates taking Exam AI-102 (beta) on or before March 24, 2021.


Pass Exam AI-102 (beta), earn your certification, and prove you have the engineering skills required to build, manage, and deploy AI solutions on Azure.


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