Top 4 Reasons To Get Microsoft Azure Certification In 2018

Top 4 Reasons To Get Microsoft Azure Certification In 2018

Steve Jobs said, “I don`t need a hard disk in my computer if I can get to the server faster… Carrying around these non-connected computers is byzantine by comparison”. Don’t worry, I had to look up byzantine too, and it means way too complicated (and cloud computing simplifies this complication). As ironic as beginning a blog post about Microsoft Azure with a quote from Apple’s founder is, Jobs sums up the brilliance of cloud computing perfectly. 

Cloud computing is able to simplify and scale the process of computer communication. To put it simply, it’s working. All the Fortune 500 companies use cloud services, 60% of which are using Microsoft Azure, to virtually host web servers, email servers, databases, file storage servers, user directories, etc.

So, what Is Microsoft Azure ?

Microsoft Azure (or Windows Azure) can be categorized as PaaS (Platform As A Service), IaaS (Infrastructure As A Service) and Saas (Software As A Service). (Link)

What Is IaaS ?

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Using Azure provides you the flexibility, profitability, security, scalability and ability to create powerful cloud applications for web and mobile, network performance monitoring, scalable cloud storage, and the ability to host your Windows or Linux desktop on a virtual machine and operate it remotely. Microsoft claims Azure is the only “consistent hybrid cloud in the market”. 

Microsoft’s biggest competitor in the world of cloud computing is Amazon Web Services (AWS). The differences between Azure and AWS are not comparable on the basis of the services they offer because they both support a lot of common cloud functions. Stay tuned for an in-depth comparison of the cloud computing giants.

Microsoft offers ten Azure certifications

When it comes to the certifications that Microsoft offers, there is a whopping ten azure certifications to choose from: 

Exam 70-473 : Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions
Exam 70-475 : Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions
Exam 70-487 : Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services
Exam 70-532 : Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
Exam 70-533 : Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
Exam 70-535 : Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions 
Exam 70-537 : Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack
Exam 70-774 : Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning 
Exam 70-775 : Perform Data Engineering on Microsoft HDInsight
Exam 70-776 : Engineering Data with Microsoft Cloud Service

The real question is, what are the top reasons to get Microsoft Azure certification?

The top companies in the world use Azure: 

Companies ranging from Adobe, Honeywell, and Rolls-Royce to Heineken, GEICO and Rockwell Automation. IT professionals with training in Microsoft Azure can easily find job opportunities with some of the renowned names in the industry. Over 40% of startups are currently shifting towards cloud technology, making an Azure certification even more valuable in the mass market.

Get it on paper: 

A majority of people working in cloud positions in the IT industry learned from hands-on experience in the field. However, with the increased use of Azure, earning your certification becomes an important factor. There has been a rapid increase in interest towards Azure certification over time, and all signs indicate there will come a time, in the not so distant future, when employers will require this certification before hiring you.

A valuable investment: 

An Azure certification exam can cost upto $170 USD/exam. Though the cost of the certification may be intimidating, you will be happy with you return on investment. Being certified means a higher salary and better positions in the long run.

Cloud is trending: 

When we say trending, we mean everybody wants it. An Azure certification looks great on your resume not only because it’s proof of your knowledge, but also because it shows you are willing to invest in your career. Your willingness to learn, adapt and grow with the evolving cloud industry and an Azure certification is an indicator to potential employers that you are an A-player eager to evolve with dynamic technologies.

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Top 4 Reasons To Get Microsoft Azure Certification In 2018 Top 4 Reasons To Get Microsoft Azure Certification In 2018 Reviewed by ONE BCG on March 06, 2018 Rating: 5

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