Earlier this week I passed the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam. I am genuinely relieved I did, and here’s why. I’ve been in the field for several years. Heck, I even wrote my master’s thesis on cloud computing. I’ve used Azure for years, mostly for development purposes but weirdly I’ve never put anything into production on Azure. This slightly odd discovery put me into action to bridge this gap. Before heading to the real interesting certification paths like the Azure Developer Associate or Azure Architect tracks, I decided to start off light with this optional and basic exam. Looking at the exam’s description, the exam “ […] is designed for candidates looking to demonstrate foundational level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. The exam is intended for candidates with non-technical backgrounds […]”. Given my history, anything but a pass would be an embarrassment.
Months behind schedule, I have begun preparations for my next exam: 70-487 Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services. If I pass this one, I’ll be MCSD in Web Applications.
Today I passed the 70-483 Programming in C# exam. As any other Microsoft exam, the passing score is 700 on a total score of 1000. I scored way above my expectations, so I’m very happy that my efforts are rewarded with a MCP certificate. I can highly recommended experienced consultants and developers to take this exam. For beginning programmers ( < 1 year) this exam will probably be too difficult as there are many topics in scope of the exam. In order to motivate anyone who wants to take this exam, here is how I experienced the exam.