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Latest Microsoft Certification Paths

Microsoft released recently the last update for their certification program in 2022

  • 13 December 2021
  • Author: Liam Phelan
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The new Microsoft Certification program is now based on job roles to reflect the reality the IT Professionals are facing in the market. It also was designed to match the technology updates which have been happening more and more frequently.

IT Pros can earn a technical certification that shows they are keeping pace with today’s technical roles and requirements. An opportunity to skill up, prove their expertise to employers and peers, and get the recognition and opportunities they’ve earned.

Microsoft has certification paths for many technical job roles. Each of these certifications consists of passing a series of exams to earn certification. Microsoft certifications are organized into three levels: Fundamental, Associate, and Expert.

  • Fundamental Certifications: Recommended start. Ideal for individuals just starting in technology or thinking about a career change.
  • Associate Certifications: Two years of comprehensive working experience. It is helpful to have related Fundamental certifications but is not required.
  • Expert Certifications: Two to five years of deep technical experience. Many Expert certifications require a specific Associate-level certification.

Retirement of MCSA, MCSD, MCSE

As of January 31st 2021, all MCSA, MCSE and MCSD certifications and related exams have been retired out.

New Certifications Added December 2021

Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate

Associate certification badge

Candidates for the Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate certification should have subject matter expertise in configuring and managing Windows Server on-premises, hybrid, and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform workloads.

Prerequisites:

  • While it is advised that you first attain the Fundamentals certification, it is not a requirement.

Required Exams / Courses

Azure Cosmos DB Developer Specialty

Associate certification badge

Candidates for the Azure Cosmos DB Developer Specialty certification should have subject matter expertise designing, implementing, and monitoring cloud-native applications that store and manage data.

Prerequisites:

  • While it is advised that you first attain the Fundamentals certification, it is not a requirement.

Required Exams / Courses:

Teams Voice Engineer Expert

Associate certification badge

This certification covers Microsoft Teams Phone with Calling Plans, Direct Routing, and Operator Connect, in addition to Microsoft Teams devices, audio/video conferencing, and voice migration.

Prerequisites

Required Exams / Courses

Customer Data Platform Specialty

If your specialty is implementing solutions that provide insight into customer profiles and that track engagement activities to help improve customer experiences and increase customer retention, this certification could validate your skills and help open career doors.

 

Prerequisites

  • While it is advised that you first attain the Fundamentals certification, it is not a requirement.

Required Exams / Courses

Microsoft Security Certification Paths PDF

Click here to view the Microsoft Security Certification paths pdf.

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